Dogfish Head has revealed the details behind its beer collaboration with Julianna Barwick. Set to hit shelves on June 1, Rosabi is an 8-percent ABV imperial pale ale brewed with two kinds of malts and hops, wasabi, and red rice from Barwick’s home state of Louisiana. According to Dogfish, it pairs well with “grilled pork chops, tikka masala, white pizza, summer strawberry salad with yogurt dressing, sharp aged cheddar and buttermilk blue.” And to bring things back to music, a limited 1,000 case run of 750ml bottles also includes a 10” record featuring four new songs that use sounds from Dogfish’s Delaware brewery.
“I just love Julianna’s sonic palette,” Dogfish founder Sam Calagione said in a press release. “Her layered style reminds me of the art of brewing. Her songs are beautiful but completely unconventional, just as our beer recipes are completely nontraditional. But in the end, they are both distinct and find an adventurous community of enthusiasts.”
I’m a huge beer fan,” Barwick added, “and I had as much fun incorporating the sounds of the beer-making process into the songs as I did learning about it all. It was an honor to have the opportunity to collaborate with Sam and everyone at Dogfish on this project!”
Rosabi joins Dogfish’s growing line of music-related craft beer, including bottles produced in partnership with Pearl Jam (Faithfull Ale), Grateful Dead (American Beauty), Dan the Automator (Positive Contact) and our personal favorite, the Miles Davis-inspired Bitches Brew. Check out a product shot and a selection from Barwick’s Dogfish EP (available through Dead Oceans on June 3) below…