Dogfish Head, Brooklyn-Based TALEA Beer Join Forces to Concoct Bodega-Inspired Sour Ale, Bodegose

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will bring a little piece of New York City to coastal Delaware on Saturday, Oct. 22, with a new limited-edition collaboration beer with woman-owned, Brooklyn-based brewery, TALEA Beer Co. The brewing teams joined forces to scour Brooklyn in search of the best ingredients among the bounty of bodegas the neighborhood has to offer. Ultimately, they hand-selected ripe cherries and pink peppercorns to concoct a sour ale, rightfully named, Bodegose (5.0% ABV). To offer a unique drinking experience at each of the breweries’ locations, Dogfish Head’s version of Bodegose also contains exotic guava, while TALEA is set to launch a different variation brewed with mango, both rooted in a cherry and pink peppercorn base.

“I’ve had a blast working side-by-side with the team at TALEA and Dogfish Brewing Manager, Bryan Selders, to bring Bodegose to life. I homebrewed my first beer ever with overly ripe cherries that I purchased from a bodega in Manhattan, so this was a full-circle moment for me,” said Dogfish Head Founder & Brewer, Sam Calagione. “I’m even more excited to bring a taste of our off-centered experience in New York City to coastal Delaware.”

In honor of the release, Dogfish Head will host a New York City-bodega-inspired launch party at its Rehoboth campus on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Folks who stop by the Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats courtyard can enjoy a coffee pop-up, hot dogs and live music. The purchase of a Bodegose 4-pack will also include a complimentary hot dog, as well as a Bodegose-inspired sticker and postcard. Up in Brooklyn, TALEA will kick off the beer’s release at its Williamsburg taproom with a fun run on Friday, Oct. 21.

Dogfish Head’s version of Bodegose will be available in 4pk/16oz cans to-go at the brewery’s Off-Centered EmPOURium and on draft at the Rehoboth brewpub, for on-site consumption. Priced at $16 per 4pk.

“Collaborating with Sam and his team is an honor. We’ve long admired Dogfish Head for their innovation and story-telling. It was a dream come true to work together on this project to create a sour beer that represents both the culture of New York City through the lens of bodegas and that fulfills our mission to brew easy-to-love beers,” says Tara Hankinson and LeAnn Darland, the founders of TALEA.

For beer lovers looking for more exciting releases this fall, Dogfish Head has news for you! One of Brewings & Eats’ fan-favorite coastal Delaware sippers is slated to launch beyond the walls of Dogfish Head’s local hospitality properties, making the leap into regional distribution in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. In mid-October, folks in those areas can expect to see Walking Run, a 5.6% ABV hazy, hoppy pale ale brewed from English pale malt, wheat malt and flaked oat, giving it a pillowy-soft flavor with a rush of citrus and tropical hop aromas. This much-anticipated release even has its own song and music video…more on that is coming soon!

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