Randall the Enamel Animal!

15 Sep

At the end of my  last post, I mentioned that I’d had a Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA at the Blind Tiger last week that tasted veeeeeery different from a draft I’d had of the same beer just about 3 days before… and I was informed that it was because it was a “Randall” beer.

Total blank on my part.

THIS, it turns out, is what Randall is… it’s Dogfish Head’s Randall the Enamel Animal!  I’m not even going to try and pretend that I’m knowledgeable enough to describe it, so here’s what they say on their website:


Randall, a true Dogfish Head invention, is an organoleptic hop transducer module. A three-foot-long, cylinder-filter packed with a half a pound of whole leafhops that we affix to the beer line leaving a keg (for example, of our 90 Minute IPA).

Our 90 Minute IPA is an ideal beer for Randall due to it’s high alcohol volume. The alcohol in the 90 Minute IPA grabs the oils off the hops in the Randall on the way to the tapfaucet inducing the most pungent and glorious fresh hop experience known to man (or woman).

We unveiled Randall at the East coast vs. West coast Lupulin Slam at RFD in Washington D.C. A Randallized keg of 120 minute IPA won the event for the East Coast!

A number of beer bars and brewpubs have already placed orders for a Randall of their very own. Randall is great for educating beer lovers on the taste, touch and smell of whole-leaf hops.



Imagine a really delicious IPA that you love for all it’s natural hoppy-goodness… and now, imbibe it with even more, super fresh, do-not-pass-go, do-not-collect-$200, super-duper hops… and you’ve got a Randallized beer!  I went back in this past Sunday to see if perhaps they still had some left in the keg… and they didn’t, which was almost a bummer… but not a total loss, because they had hooked the line up to Green Flash’s Imperial IPA which is one of my absolute favorite, supremely hoppy beers, so I got a Randallized Green Flash Imperial IPA! delish 🙂

I can’t wait to take a trip to DE at some point to meet the magicians who made this possible!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: