||Sixty-One, our first new core beer since 2007, was born at the crossroads of serendipity, experimentation and brotherhood. Whenever Dogfish Head President Sam Calagione and his neighborhood friends gather for drinks, they give each other a big ol' man-hug and order a round of 60 Minute Ipa. A few years ago, Sam also ordered a glass of his favorite red wine and poured a little into each pint of 60 Minute. They all dug the combination of fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness, and the blend became a beloved tradition. Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids -- which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D'etre -- and continually-hopped IPAs. The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head's best-selling 60 Minute Ipa plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor. Rather than using water, Sam mixed the green pigment with beer and the red pigment with wine. And because Sixty-One pairs so well with chocolate, he painted the browns on the label with melted chocolate. Technical notes Abv 6.5. Food pairing Grilled pork tenderloin, sushi, fresh vegetables, summer berries and cream, apple pie, gruyere cheese, young gouda cheese. Producer Ever since the summer of 1995, we have been brewing, cooking, selling and talking everything beer. It's our pastime, our passion, our life. 22 years later, we're just as dedicated to bringing off-centered goodness to off-centered people through our beer, scratch-made spirits, great food, our very own Inn and our events around the country.