Things I heart, take 1

January 19, 2009 at 11:23 pm (Beer, Our Favorite Things) (, , , , )

For those that don’t know Dogfish Head, they are a brewery out in Delaware that does “off-centered stuff for off-centered people.” Sam Calagoine is the founder and President of this great brewery and is brain behind all the eccentric brews they come up with – with the help of everyone else on staff of course. They have become known for crazy and intense beers with something new always popping up. Whether it be a take on IPA or an ancient recipe that they decided to try, you can always expect something unexpected.

The Midas Touch is defiantly my favorite of these great beers. It’s named after King Midas and his golden touch, as the recipe calls for barley, white muscat grapes, honey and saffron – which happen to be ingredients that were found in the drinking vessels of his tomb. When I first saw this beer, the thought “holy crap, a beer with muscat grapes? Yes!” came to my mind. And it did not disappoint. Smooth, honey goodness with such cool fruit notes, yet not really sweet. It’s a great pick for those days when I can’t decide if I want wine or beer, it satisfies both wants all in one glass. But beware, the 9% alcohol sneaks up on you, especially when you don’t realize that it’s a 9%abv beer and wonder why you’re so loopy after 1 glass, not that that’s happened before! But just a heads up.

This beer is released in limited quantities, so my advice is to try it before we’re out – till the next batch. Unfortunately it’s only at the University Village location, 1257 South Halsted, but oh well.

I hope you all enjoy this beer as much as I do! Cheers!

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