(Milton, DE) – Receiving label approval this week is the newest beer in Dogfish Head’s stable of Ancient Ales: Birra Etrusca Bronze Ale.
You can read more about the story behind the beer on the Dogfish Head blog, watch the video below or read this summary off of the label:
Dogfish Head worked with out Birreria Brother Brewers (Birra del Borgo and Baladin) and biomolecular archeologist, Dr. Patrick McGovern, to create this Ancient Ale. We made a research pilgrimage together to early Etruscan warrior tombs in the hills and along the coast of Tuscany. The 8th c. B.C. recipe is based on chemical and botanical evidence of tree resins, beeswax and honey, whole pomegranates, hazelnuts, grapers and apples inside ancient jars and drinking-bowls. It represents the prehistoric mixed beverage of Italy before the arrival of wine. Our version is fermented with bronze, a popular material in brewing and cooking in the Etruscan era.
Back in March, the brewery said it would release Birra Etrusca Bronze in 2012 though no release date has been formally announced. Look for it in the future in 750ml bottles, 1/2 and 1/6 barrel kegs.
More info on the beer in the video below…