The same people that brought us moon-dust beer are back with a new brew, and this one's made with wasabi.
As part of its Music Series collection, Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery collaborated with musician Julianna Barwick to create a new, hoppy IPA that just happens to be infused with wasabi.
The ale is called Rosabi, and Dogfish Head explains its complex tastes in a recent blog post:
The vivid rose hue of Rosabi comes from a combination of Munich and Caramel malts and a touch of red rice from Julianna’s home state of Louisiana. Citrusy Simcoe and Centennial feed Julianna’s love of hops, and the star of the show is her go-to ingredient: wasabi ... The Japanese root adds bittering and herbal notes similar to hops, with its subtle heat creeping in after the kick of carbonation
A thousand cases of Rosabi will come packaged with an album of four original songs that Barwick composed using sounds recorded inside the brewery, documenting the beer-making process.
This limited release hits shelves and taps on June 1 in select locations across the country. Dogfish Head expects Rosabi to last for about two months. So once June rolls around, you'll want to act fast, because we don't recommend trying to make your own wasabi beer at home.