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This might not be the last Double New England Maple Pastry Black Coffee Milkshake IPA you ever try.

Don’t call it an Imperial Stout.

On Friday, February 1, at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats  in Rehoboth Beach, Del. and Dogfish Head Tasting Room & Kitchen in Milton, Del., BeerAdvocate  and Dogfish Head will simultaneously release their latest collaboration – Possibly the Next Top Rated Beer on BeerAdvocate, a Double New England Maple Pastry Black Coffee Milkshake IPA.

Brewed with maple syrup, toasted coconut, lactose, vanilla beans, cocoa powder, and cold-pressed coffee, this style-defying beer represents the 11th time BeerAdvocate  and Dogfish Head have collaborated on a beer for the annual event. Weighing in at approximately 10 percent ABV, and heavily hopped with HBC-472, an experimental variety known to produce a woody, coconut-like, or bourbon character in darker beers, Possibly the Next Top Rated Beer on BeerAdvocate will also be served to festival attendees with an extra dash of off-centered flare: hops-infused glitter whipped cream created by Brewings & Eats head chef, Lou Ortiz.

“Dogfish Head has been the presenting sponsor of Extreme Beer Fest since 2009,” explains BeerAdvocate founder Todd Alström. “Since then, my brother and I, along with members of our staff, have traveled to Delaware to make a boundary-pushing fest beer with Sam and his brewing team. It’s always a ton of fun and we’ve come up with some truly mind-bending beers. This year we took our inspiration from ingredients in some of the top-rated beers on our site.”

“Extreme Beer Fest is an event I look forward to year after year,” said Dogfish Head founder and CEO, Sam Calagione. “There’s just something thrilling and awe-inspiring about a room full of brewers sharing their craziest ideas with thousands of adventurous, thirsty fans. Dogfish Head has been experimenting with extreme beers dating back to the beginning of our journey when we first brewed beers like Chicory Stout, Immort Ale, and Raison D’Etre in 10-gallon batches, so sponsoring Extreme Beer Fest was an easy decision. Plus, collaborating with the Alström’s for over a decade now has been a blast. I think we’ve really challenged taste buds with fest beers like Wrath of Pecant!, Dirty Fermentini, and Puddin’ Wine.”

Introduced in January 2004, Extreme Beer Fest has become BeerAdvocate’s largest and longest-running event. Presented by Dogfish Head and sponsored by the Brewers Association, the 16th annual Extreme Beer Fest will be held on February 1 & 2, 2019 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Featuring more than 120 brewers pouring samples of over 400 beers across two days and three sessions, this will be the biggest and most diverse lineup of extreme beers ever. Each attending brewery has been challenged to bring at least one beer that is exclusive to the fest, as well as one extremely session-able beer (5 percent ABV or less). Dogfish Head will celebrate EBF weekend in Delaware by offering Possibly the Next Top Rated Beer on BeerAdvocate on draft at both Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats beginning Friday, Feb 1.  There will also be a limited 750ml bottle release on Saturday, Feb 2 at the Milton Brewery.

Limited tickets are still available via Eventbrite. For more information about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Extreme Beer Fest and Possibly the Next Top Rated Beer on BeerAdvocate, visit dogfish.com.

Ryan Hannigan
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