In Pennsylvania, the family-run heritage clothing label Woolrich is so ubiquitous that they teamed up with Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales for a collaboration that also doubles as a nod to the uniform they conceived. Called Pennsylvania Tuxedo, the spruce-infused ale “pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in the back country of north central Pennsylvania.”
The ale, which was brewed with the help of the Woolrich, has, according to Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, “a grassy citrus kick complemented by the resinous conifer notes of fresh green spruce tips.” Dogfish went into the forests of north-central Pennsylvania and Georgetown, Delaware to pick the fresh tips themselves. The ale has a “dry, yet doughy malt backbone [that] lets the hops and spruce shine while still balancing out the bitterness.”
Similar to a pinot gris, the beer pairs great with smoked salmon, smoked meats, wild game and big crusty breads. If you want to drink it while eating cheese, go for a Jarlesberg or sharp cheddar.
So next time you put on your Woolrich flannels, grab a six pack of the Woolrich and Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales Pennsylvania Tuxedo. You’ll feel as if you were in the forests of Pennsylvania hunting. Or you can just get a bottle and imagine you were in the deep woods of Pennsylvania wearing your Woolrich flannel suit ready to find your prey.
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