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Will Oldham Composes Song for New Dogfish Head Beer

January 29, 2013  |  2:07pm
Will Oldham Composes Song for New Dogfish Head Beer

While by no means the first time beer and music have been so closely intertwined (there’s an entire sub-section of country music on that topic), this news is exciting nonetheless.

To celebrate the launch of their newest core beer, Sixty-One, Delaware-based brewery Dogfish Head have recruited famed indie folk artist Will Oldham, who performs under the moniker Bonnie “Prince” Billy, to release a limited-edition record for the occasion. The record will be available exclusively at Dogfish Head’s Delaware brewery and brewpub.

The record’s a-side will feature an original composition called “Sixty-One,” a song inspired by the beer’s creation, and the b-side will offer Oldham’s cover of the the classic R&B song “Sixty-Minute Man” by 1950s group The Dominoes.

The beer itself is a version of Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA with the added ingredient of a syrah grape must from California. The drink clocks in at 6.5 percent ABV and is set to be made available to the public in March. Four-packs will be available four times a year throughout Dogfish Head’s 27-state distribution network. The expected retail price is $8.99-$9.99. Check out more info on the beer here.

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