A new release from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery started out as a stout brewed for a small-batch beer dinner.
Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera is a 10 percent ABV Russian imperial stout brewed with Syrah grape must before being aged in oak barrels. The imperial stout uses the Milton, Del.-based brewery’s Siracusa Nera (10 percent ABV) as a base and was originally brewed as a collaboration beer with Eataly, a company with large marketplaces located around the world, including one in Italy that features a number of restaurants, a bakery, retail stores and a cooking school.
“This delicious stout captures the Dogfish spirit of beer-wine interaction and innovation which we’ve been experimenting with for over two decades with fusions like Midas Touch, Sixty One and Rasion D’tre,” said Sam Calagione, founder and ceo of Dogfish Head, in a press release. “A Russian Imperial Stout is a style we’ve been excited about recreating with a beer-wine hybrid twist.”
According to a press release, Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera is packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and is being released at Dogfish Head today before being shipped to retailers across brewery’s 37-state distribution network.