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Old 12-08-2011, 05:20 AM   #1
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Dogfish Head brewed up a Delaware beer using local wild yeasts. Here's the article...

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Old 12-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #2
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"Yet this all-Delaware beer is an even bigger deal than most might realize, because it was made in a way that is unique in all of modern commercial brewing—it was brewed with a wild yeast."

"Before Dogfish Head, no modern commercial brewery, as far as anyone knows, had ever made a beer with wild yeast, according to quality tech Katrinka Housley, who manages the 30-plus varieties used at Dogfish Head. "

Really? What about:

Russian River Beatification
All of Allagash's Coolship beers: Resurgam, Red, Cerise, Balaton
any modern lambic brewery, e.g. Cantillion

It sounds like they're blatantly ignoring a lot of what several other innovative breweries are doing out there.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
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Yeah, wow, that is incredibly inaccurate. Even if they ignore all of Belgium, there are plenty of other examples in the US.

I hope that's just one sadly ignorant employee. It would be sad if Dogfish was really that unaware of the rest of the craft scene.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:35 PM   #4
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Yeah, I thought it was actually kind of insulting.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:31 PM   #5
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My guess is she was misquoted, either that or she hasnt done her homework. But I am sure Sam doesnt agree with what Katrina said, I mean he is friends with Vinnie and all...

More errors in the article, I am sure that Wyoming is not 30 miles from Delaware, wait yup I know its is not 30 miles from Delaware.

Also, how is wild yeast harvested from Peaches in Wyoming considered wild yeast indigenous to Delaware?

The facts in this article are pretty out of whack IMO.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:06 PM   #6
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My guess is she was misquoted, either that or she hasnt done her homework. But I am sure Sam doesnt agree with what Katrina said, I mean he is friends with Vinnie and all...
Yeah, hopefully that's all that happened. I couldn't imagine Sam being unaware of what else is going on out there.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:18 PM   #7
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Wyoming is a town in kent county DE outside of the state capital, Dover. Any yes I agree that she was either misquoted or extremely stupid. By the way the beer is very very good.
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Not to slam DFH at all, because I love what they do, but Sam and the gang are huge marketers, and sometimes that means puffing your chest a little, even at the expense of the honest truth.
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Yes I agree .....for those of us who don't know
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Not to slam DFH at all, because I love what they do, but Sam and the gang are huge marketers, and sometimes that means puffing your chest a little, even at the expense of the honest truth.
Well, that was my first thought, but I would really hope that's not the case. Its one thing to be an aggressive marketer and "stretch" the truth a bit - maybe say "there's hardly anyone out there today that has even attempted to brew beer with wild local yeast" - that's good marketing and won't piss anyone off. But the statements in there are just blatantly false, and if they really believe them, show that their vision is quite myopic.

But hopefully she was misquoted, or is just a bad spokesperson to have been chosen for that particular discussion.
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