Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Pucker up, beer fans! Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche is back on the scene! Recently picked by Huffington Post as one of the “Summer Beers You Need to Drink Before Labor Day”, this seasonal brew is based on a classic North German-style of wheat beer known as Berliner Weisse. This unique wheat beer has been produced in and around the area of Berlin since the Middle Ages and was once called the “Champagne of the North” by Napolean. It’s signature trademark is a mouth-puckering tartness created from the addition of lactic cultures during fermentation. These beers are usually light straw in color, with a low hop profile and low alcohol content, typically around 4.2% abv.

Because the Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law) has for centuries forbidden any fruit to be added during fermentation, sweetening syrups are commonplace at German bars to balance out the extreme acidity. Since no purity law exists here in the states, brewers have the freedom to add almost anything under the sun to their crazy concoctions. Dogfish Head puts their typical off-centered twist on this classic recipe by pouring tons of delicious peach concentrate into the boil, thereby eliminating the need for the any syrup to be added.

Festina Peche is light-bodied, fruity and refreshing and wonderfully cleansing on the palate. And at only 4.5% abv, you can surely enjoy more than a few in one sitting! If you love peaches and a little “funk”, be sure to pick up a 4-pack or look for it on tap at your local craft beer bar! Rated 94 Points by The Alstrom Brothers on Beer Advocate!

Food Pairing Suggestions:
Festina Peche is a terrific food-friendly option for your backyard barbeque. Try a bottle with some grilled pork tenderloin with caramelized peaches, swordfish or scallops with lemon and herbs or grilled chicken salads with goat cheese or boursin. For dessert, try a fruit tart with a tangy lemon curd. Bon Appetit!

Festina Peche is now available in 4-packs, 1/2 and 1/6 kegs!!

Upcoming Dogfish Head Events

Thursday, June 13th
Beer Dinner at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse – Golden Nugget Casino – Atlantic City, NJ
5-courses, $80 per person

Wednesday, July 17th
Beer Dinner at Morris Tap & Grill – Randolph, NJ
Hosted by rep Nick Vitalo; beer menu to inclue Namaste (through Randall the Enamel Animal), My Antonia, Black & Blue, Theobroma, Festina Peche, and Olde School Barleywine.

Friday, July 19th
Beer Tasting at Wine World – East Brunswick, NJ
Stop by to see what Nick will be sampling!

Other Dogfish Brews In-Stock Now

Tweason’Ale
Gluten-free sorghum-based ale brewed with strawberries and honey – 6% abv
Available in 4-packs

Sah’tea
A Finnish-style beer brewed with juniper berries and black tea – 9% abv
Available in 750ml and 1/6 kegs

Black & Blue
Belgian-style golden ale brewed with black raspberries and blueberries – 10% abv
Available in 750ml

Sixty One
India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must – 6.5% abv
Available in 4-packs and 1/6 kegs

Positive Contact
Part of the DFH Music Series; brewed with Fuji cider, slow-roasted farro, a bit of cayenne and fresh cilantro – 9% abv
Available in 750ml and 1/6 kegs

Rhizing Bines
East-Meets-West Collaborative IPA brewed with Sierra Nevada – 8% abv
Available in 1/6 kegs

My Antonia
Collaborative Imperial Pilsner created by DFH and Birra del Borgo – 7.5% abv
Available in 750ml and 1/6 kegs

Burton Baton
An English-style Old Ale and Imperial IPA blended and aged on oak – 10% abv
Available in 4-packs and 1/6 kegs

Chateau Jihau
Part of the Ancient Ales Series; brewed with orange blossom honey, muscat grape juice, barley malt and hawthorn fruit and fermented with sake yeast – 10% abv
Available in 1/6 kegs

60 Minute IPA
A powerful, but balanced East Coast IPA! 6% abv
Available in 6-packs, 1/2 and 1/6 kegs

90 Minute IPA
Agressively hopped with a strong malt backbone 9%abv
Available in 4-packs, 1/2 and 1/6 kegs

Indian Brown Ale
A cross between a Scotch Ale, an India Pale Ale and an American Brown Ale. Both hoppy and malty! 7.2% abv
Available in 6-packs and 1/2 kegs

Raison d’Etre
A deep mahogany, Belgian-style brown ale brewed with beet sugar, raisins and Belgian-style yeast. 8% abv
Available in 6-packs and 1/2 kegs

Midas Touch
The original Ancient Ales brew; a cross between a wine and a mead – 9%abv
Available in 4-packs and 1/6 kegs

 

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