Day 30 of 31 – Tepache

Wow, the next to last one of the month! Today’s brew is one that is from the R&D lab @dogfishhead in Milton, DE. “Tepache” is a crisp and light 4.1% ABV sessionable kettle sour brewed with pineapple, cinnamon and panela sugar. Dogfish Head has a long history of exploring the goodness found in the foods and drinks of the ancient past and that journey continues today with Tepache.  Tepache is an indigienous Mexican pineapple-based beverage dating from the pre-Columbian era.  While the earliest versions produced by the Nahua people were made from fementing corn, the contemporary versions are created by fermenting pineapple skins.  The fruit skins undergo a wild fermentation yielding a low-alcohol, tart and refreshing drink that is then spiced with cinnamon and sweetned with piloncillo or brown sugar.  Often it is blended with a little beer as a sort of tropical shandy.
I think this one would be very enjoyable and refreshing on a hot summer day.

For the month of December I am going to try a different beer every day! Here’s the list so far:

1. Sabotage #3 (DIPA) by Round Guys Brewing Company  3.8/5.0
2. Organik Amplitude  (NE Pale Ale) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.3/5.0
3. Eutony (DIPA) by Hidden River Brewing Co  3.5/5.0
4. Sartorial Absence  (DNEIPA) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.5/5.0
5. Dorsia (Belgian Triple) by Stitch House Brewery 3.7/5.0
6. Winter Reserve Coffee Stout (2020) by 2SP Brewing  4.2/5.0
7. Sour Monkey (sour) by Victory Brewing  3.8/5.0
8. Stormy Escapes (Imperial Stout) by Triple Bottom Brewing  4.5/5.0
9. Nocturnal Indiscretion; Midnight Snacks – Vanilla (Stout – Other) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.4/5.0
10. Moselle (lager – pale) by Allagash Brewing Company  4.0/5.0
11. Snitchez Get Stitchz (DIPA) by Stitch House Brewery  4.1/5.0
12. Rail Car One (DIPA) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.9/5.0
13. Philly Special IPA (NEIPA) by Iron HIll Brewery  4.0/5.0
14. Gravitational Confection: Pumpkin Pie (2020)  (Belgian Quadrupel) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.5/5.0
15. Winter Warmer by Iron Hill Brewery  3.8/5.0
16. Halle and Oats (American Pale Ale) by Calvert Brewing Company  3.6/5.0
17. Reindeer’s Revenge (Belgian Triple) by Iron HIll Brewery  4.0/5.0
18. Mad Elf (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)  by Tröegs Independent Brewing  4.6/5.0
19. Game Day IPA (American IPA) by Locust Lane Craft Brewery  4.0/5.0
20. Up, Up, & Away (DNEIPA) by 2SP Brewing  4.1/5.0
21. Path of the Sun (Cocoa) (Imperial Stout) by Revelation Craft Brewing Company 4.4/5.0
22. Amorphous Solstice (DNEIPA) by Locust Lane Craft Brewery  3.8/5.0
24. Unknown Legend (Golden Ale) collaboration by 2SP Brewing and Love City Brewing  3.8/5.0
25. Yippee-Ki-PA (IPA) by Baerlic Brewing Company  4.5/5.0
26. Chocolate Porter by River Horse Brewing Co. 4.1/5.0
27. Abrasive Ale (DIPA) by Surly Brewing Company  4.2/5.0
28. This is Mrs. Ridiculous (Farmhouse Ale – Saison)  4.7/5.0
29. Path of the Sun (Raspberry) (Imperial Stout) by Autumn Arch Beer Project  4.5/5.0
30. Tepache (Fruited Sour) by Dogfish Head  3.2/5.0