Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s newest release is the “first-ever nationally distributed oat milk-centric IPA.”
The beer in question is Hazy-O!, a 7.1 percent ABV hazy IPA brewed with “(literally) truckloads” of malted, rolled, milked and naked oats as well as oat milk sourced from Elmhurst 1925. According to the brewery, it took almost a year of research and development to perfect the recipe for the the new IPA.
\“While Hazy-O! features a bunch of high-quality culinary ingredients, it’s the oats that are really the star of the show,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder and brewer, in a press release. “Each of the oat formats used in Hazy-O! provides a unique characteristic to the beer. The malted oats offer a delicate malty sweetness; the rolled oats contribute a dense haze; the naked oats provide a subtle toasty, caramel character; and the piece de resistance, oat milk, creates a silky soft mouthfeel that makes Hazy-O! drink like a 5% ABV session sipper, instead of the 7.1% ABV powerhouse that it is.”
According to Dogfish Head, Hazy-O! is packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce cans that are available at retailers nationwide starting this week.