This one’s a two-for-one.
The malt backbone provides balance to the bitterness, allowing the citrusy, resiny hop aromas and flavors to take precedence. It’s really no wonder why this beer has become so popular.
But, to take it one step further, as Dogfish Head prides themselves on making “off-centered beers for off-centered people”, founder Sam Calagione experimented by adding one more ingredient to his 60 Minute IPA – red wine!
At a night out with neighborhood friends, Sam ordered a glass of his favorite red wine in addition to a round of 60 Minute IPAs. When he added a splash of his wine into each pint, Sixty-One was born.
Wine lovers, here’s a beer for you!
Californian Syrah grape must is added to 60 Minute IPA during fermentation, giving Sixty-One a beautifully fruity note and slight sweetness that plays really well with the hoppiness of the base beer.
Sixty-One is so popular, it’s become part of Dogfish Head’s core offerings. Pretty incredible for a beer/wine hybrid!
As our palates continue to expand to new and unique flavors and combinations across beer, wine, cider, and beyond, there’s even more reason for brewers to have a little fun and make time for experimentation and play.
Who knows, maybe just one ingredient will make all the difference!