We don’t even know where to start with the origin of Dogfish Head’s latest release, which they call Tree Thieves, so we’ll let their press release do the heavy lifting this time around…
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, in collaboration with Dr. Pat McGovern, scientific director of the Biomolecular Archeology Project at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia, and the Technical University of Munich Research Center Weihenstephan for Brewing and Food Quality (TUM RSW BLQ), debuts Tree Thieves, a modern take on an ancient Celtic gruit-style beer, a fermented beverage the ancient Celts crafted in southwest Germany as early as the 6th millennium B.C.
Clocking in at 6.5% ABV, Tree Thieves is brewed using superheated rocks, flavored with botanicals and honey, and fermented using yeasts “thieved” from the sacred trees of the early denizens of southern German (formerly Celtic) forest regions. The result is a dark, copper-brown beer with aromas of dark fruit, sage, chamomile, smoke and honey. The beer’s aromas are complemented by lightly smoky and slightly tart flavors of toffee, dark caramel, herbs, bread crust, stewed fruit and sweet honey.
See what we mean? There is SOOOOOOO much going on with this beer, that we couldn’t possibly do it justice with one of our basic intros.
To find out if Dogfish Head, Dr. Pat, and the fine folks at the Technical University of Munich created a beer that tickled our taste buds, click play on the above video.
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Many thanks to Dogfish Head Brewery for sending us these very generous samples!
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