A lot of Dogfish Head fans out there so I thought this may be of interest. Dogfish Head Chicha is the newest ‘ancient’ beer to come from the Delaware brewery though it is a brewpub exclusive (not bottles!).
From the website: “Chicha is the quintessential native corn beer throughout Central and South America [...] Dogfish Head Chicha is most closely based upon Peruvian brewing traditions. We’ve sourced indigenous ingredients to make the most authentic interpretation possible: organic pink Peruvian pepper corns, yellow maize and organic Peruvian purple maize. We also use local (US) strawberries – a traditional chicha ingredient that we chose to source locally as we were worried Peruvian strawberries would spoil in transit.”
Read more about the beer at the DFH site or check out the article in today’s New York Times. At the very least, you must check out the NY Times pic to get a quick idea of how this beer was made!