For years now the Dogfish Head Brewery of Delaware has been a global leader in beer innovation, coming up with some of the most spectacular beers the world has ever seen (and quite a few failed beers). The latest creation out of the Dogfish Head Brewery is being heralded as ‘the hoppiest beer ever documented’, and it’s supposedly been certified by two independent labs as being the hoppiest commercial beer ever brewed. The hoppiness of a beer is measured in IBUs, this new beer from Dogfish Head named ‘Hoo Lawd’ measures in at 685 IBUs (International Bitterness Units).
The latest release clocks in at 658 IBUS (international bittering units), while the average IPA lands somewhere between 40-60 IBUS. The new beer, named Hoo Lawd, has apparently received scientific confirmation and documentation from two independent labs that it is, in fact, the hoppiest commercial beer ever brewed.
Sam Calagione and brewmaster Tim Hawn worked with Yakima Chief-Hopunion, a global hop supplier, to create the dark IPA using hops varietals like Alpha Beast, Simcoe, Warrior and Amarillo.
Sam will be there hand painting and signing 36 (32-ounce) growlers of Hoo Lawd that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be a screening of the brewery’s new web-series ‘That’s Odd … Let’s Drink It’, which showcases Hoo Lawd in an epic battle of man vs. lupulin with actors Ken Marino and Joe LoTruglio.
“Hoo Lawd isn’t for everyone, but we’ve had a lot of fun and learned a lot about pushing the outer limits of hop dosing volumes and techniques with this experimental brew,” Sam said via email.
Hoppiest beer known to man = deadly beer farts. Also, it’s worth noting that this is the hoppiest beer ever documented and brewed commercially, almost certainly there have been instances of home brewers brewing beers with a higher IBU than the Hoo Lawd
If you’re interested in tracking down the Hoo Lawd for yourself it will be on tap at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Rehoboth beginning tomorrow, December 2nd, 2015. For directions to the brewery and to see a list of the other beers on tap you can CLICK HERE to head on over to the brewery’s website.