In early 2021, Delaware-based beer brewery Dogfish Head will launch its Hazy-O (an oat-based IPA) nationwide. Breweries typically use milk lactose to impart taste and texture notes within the brewing course of. Nonetheless, the brewery labored with “oat scientists” from Elmhurst 1925—a former dairy firm that was reborn as a plant-based milk brand in 2016—to create its dairy-free Hazy-O IPA which is made out of 4 kinds of oats. Malted oats are used to supply cloudiness, rolled oats create a silky mouthfeel, bare oats add a toasted and nutty taste, whereas oat milk is used to amplify the beer’s haze and mouthfeel. The Hazy-O is available in at 7.1 % alcohol by quantity and has a tropical taste due to quite a lot of hops.
“Oat milk is unquestionably having a zeitgeist second proper now within the culinary world,” Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione informed Food and Wine. “Gross sales of laborious seltzers—the fastest-growing alcohol sector—are up low triple digits, year-to-date. Gross sales of oat milk are up nearly 1,000-percent this yr. I learn someplace that the expansion share of oat milk even eclipses that of hand sanitizer this yr.”
Previous to its nationwide launch, Dogfish Head is previewing the beer at its tasting rooms in Milton, DE and Rehoboth, DE for a restricted time.