Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Days of the Beer, January 14

The beer for today is Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA.

On January 14, 1919, Andrew Aitken Rooney was born. "Andy" is an American radio and television writer. He became most famous as a humorist and political commentator with his weekly broadcast A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney which has been part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes, since 1978.

Rooney was born in Albany, New York. He attended Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in August 1941. He wrote for Stars and Stripes in London during World War II. He joined CBS in 1949 as a writer. He continued writing until his 60 Minutes segment began.

As to the beer:

Dogfish Head Brewery is located in Milton, Delaware.

Our flagship beer. A session India Pale Ale brewed with Warrior, Amarillo & 'Mystery Hop X.' A powerful East Coast I.P.A. with a lot of citrusy hop character. THE session beer for beer geeks like us!
The beer checks in at 6% ABV and has 60 IBU. If Dogfish Head beers are available in your area, 60 Minute is most likely one of them.

Kridz and I visited Dogfish Head on October 24. Their tour is pretty good, and you'll get to see the huge wooden vessels that they age their beers in. The gift shop is nice (I got a hat, bag, keychain, and shirt) and you get to sample some of their beers. If you are on a trip to the east coast, and somehow wind up in Delaware, go take the brewery tour, but call ahead, space is limited. The brewpub is located in Rehobeth Beach and is just a short distance from the ocean. I've been to the Atlantic before, but never had the opportunity to drink as good of beers on the beaches in Maine, as I did just off the beach in Delaware.

So, for the man at the end of 60 Minutes, have a 60 Minute IPA.

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