A brand new version of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s World Wide Stout aged in freshly-emptied barrels that previously held one of Samual Adams’ most famous creations is being released this month, but you will have to go to Delaware to get it.
Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout is a 17.3 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with “a ridiculous amount of barley.” As the name of the beer indicates, the stout was aged for seven months in freshly-emptied barrels that previously held Samual Adams Utopias, a 28 percent ABV blend of aged ales dating back more than 25 years.
“At Dogfish Head, we are always searching for innovative ways to push the boundaries of craft beer”, said Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head, in a press release. “Whether that’s discovering a new-to-brewing culinary ingredient, like using monk fruit to create our full-flavored, lo-cal* IPA, Slightly Mighty; inventing a new brewing technique, like continual hopping, the process behind our 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute Imperial IPA; or bringing a classic, off-centered ale to life in a new way, like we are doing with Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout.”
Dogfish Head has sold multiple variants of its World Wide Stout since it debuted in 1999, including Port Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout, Bourbon Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout.
According to a press release, Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout will be packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles that are scheduled to be released exclusively at retailers in the state of Delaware on March 27.