A Beer That Will Make Your Eyes Water
You should know by now that I love beer, talking about beer, drinking beer, thinking about beer, and finding the weirdest the beer world has to offer.
Well, one of the legendary craft breweries in America is back with a brand new addition to the “weird” category, although weirdness is no new phenomenon with these fine folks:
Dogfish Head is back and they’re bringing wasabi.
That’s right. Wasabi. The crazy radioactive green horseradish paste you slather on your sushi is now in beer.
This June, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will release Rosabi, a well-hopped Imperial Pale Ale brewed with musician Julianna Barwick. An exclusive run of 1,000 cases of six 750ml bottles will be packaged with a 10-inch record of original songs that Julianna composed using sounds from Dogfish Head’s expanded brewery.
Late last year, Dogfish Head Founder and President Sam Calagione and his 180 co-workers celebrated the brewery’s 18-month expansion by inviting Julianna to perform in the new cathedral-like 200-barrel brewhouse.
The four-song mini-album will be available in a limited edition of 1,000, sold only in sealed cases of six 750ml bottles of the 8% ABV Rosabi. The vivid rose hue of Rosabi comes from a combination of Munich and Caramel malts and a touch of red rice from Julianna’s home state of Louisiana. Citrusy Simcoe and Centennial feed Julianna’s love of hops, and the star of the showis her go-to ingredient: wasabi. What’s hoppy? … Wasabi. The Japanese root adds bittering and herbal notes similar to hops, with its subtle heat creeping in after the kick of carbonation.
I don’t know about you, but I’m in. Let’s get some California rolls.