Rehoboth’s Dogfish Head brewpub proudly joins over 1,000 breweries worldwide, participating in the Black Is Beautiful Initiative and collaboration brew. The Black Is Beautiful Initiative is a collective effort to raise awareness of systemic racial injustice.
Releasing on August 1, Dogfish Head’s iteration of Black Is Beautiful features aromatic caramel malt, kiln coffee malt, chocolate malt, black malt, roasted barley, and organic dark brown sugar, to create a deeply complex Imperial Stout, with a range of intricate flavors and aromas.
Black Is Beautiful will be priced at $22 per 4pk/16oz cans. This 10% ABV tipple will be available for curbside pick-up from Dogfish Head’s Off-Centered EmPOURium, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Southern Delaware Alliance For Racial Justice.
“We got involved with the Black Is Beautiful Initiative because we proudly stand with our Black co-workers, customers, and community members,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder and brewer. “We acknowledge the crucial work necessary to fight racial injustice, and we are committed to being part of the solution. We don’t have the answers, but we will not be complicit through silence, and participating in the Black Is Beautiful collaboration brew is one small way we can lend our voices to help foster change.”
Developed by Weathered Souls Brewing Company, the Black Is Beautiful Initiative urges brewers around the globe to develop their own versions of Weathered Souls’ 10% ABV Imperial Stout, Black Is Beautiful. While each participating brewery is encouraged to put its own unique twist on the beer’s originally formulated recipe, there are a couple of stipulations every Black Is Beautiful brew must meet – the beer must maintain the style and ABV set forth in the original recipe; the beer’s ingredients should showcase the many different shades of black and brown within humanity, and 100% of the proceeds from sales of the beer must be donated to a local foundation supporting racial equality and reform.
“Building our off-centered version of the Black Is Beautiful recipe and brewing this powerful beer alongside my awesome co-workers was an amazing and emotional experience. I’m beyond excited to hear what folks think,” said Bryan Selders, Dogfish Head brewing ambassador. “I’ll also share that Black Is Beautiful is just the first of the many limited-edition can collaborations we’re releasing this month. With our August beer releases, we’ll be embracing and promoting diversity of all kinds – thought, race, gender – to help emphasize that the craft brewing community is an accepting and inclusive space for all.”
Additional 4pk/16oz can releases are scheduled for August 8, August 22, and August 29.
Keep an eye on Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats’ Facebook page for updates. For more information about Dogfish Head’s off-centered ales, please visit www.dogfish.com. To learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, check out blackisbeautiful.beer.