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Dogfish Head is Releasing a Wasabi-Laced IPA Called Rosabi


Heat seekers and spice lovers, get ready! “Off-centered” Delaware brewery Dogfish Head is releasing a new beer dubbed “Rosabi,” and it’s made with (you guessed it) — wasabi. The brew is an IPA brewed with Simcoe and Centennial hops, Munich and Caramel malts, and Louisiana red rice — a nod to the ale’s co-collaborater, Bayou State musician Julianna Barwick. Spicy, hoppy beers are notoriously difficult to pair with cheese, but we’ll still give it a shot when Rosabi is released this June.

The funky brew was created in collaboration with musician Julianna Barwick, who even grated the fresh wasabi herself for a preliminary test batch. But that’s not where the collaboration ends. A limited-edition run of 1000 six-bottle cases will include Barwick’s four-song EP Barwick that uses samples of sounds from Dogfish’s recently unveiled 200-barrel brewhouse. (For drinkers who aren’t interested in post-modern soundscapes, there will also be 750ml single bottles available starting June 1.)

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Becca Haley-Park

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Rebecca Haley-Park is an assistant editor for culture: the word on cheese, and is responsible for all the delicious content on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. When not writing for the magazine you can find her creating cocktail recipes and pairing them with cheese.

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