Rodenbach, the nearly two-century old iconic Belgium brewery, has teamed up with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to do a collaboration beer. The blended sour ale called Vibrant P’Ocean is the first-ever collaboration beer by Rodenbach.
The first batch was brewed at Rodenbach and is a two-year, foeder-aged sour from its legendary, standing oak casks. That portion then travelled 3,400-miles voyage to Delaware where it was blended with a kettle sour brewed with pilsner malt, malted wheat, elderberry, elderflower, sliced lemons and Belgian fleur-de-sel. Delaware where it was blended with Dogfish Head’s portion.
“We are absolutely honored to be the first to collaborate and create a beer in partnership with Rodenbach, the world’s most well-respected maker of sour beers,” says Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione. “I’m proud to say that our teams contributed equally on every creative facet of this beer – from the brainstorm to the brew to calibrating the vibrant, red hue of the beer though specific grain and fruit blends. We really took our time and focused on creating a mouth-puckeringly magical drinking experience.”
The beer will soon be available nationwide in the next month or so.