Dogfish Head & Galaxie 500 collaborate to celebrate Record Store Day
REHOBOTH BEACH – For this group of self-proclaimed beer geeks with a music problem, the words “Record Store Day is FINALLY here,” could not sound any sweeter! Dogfish Head, the Official Beer of Record Store Day, and legendary indie rock trio, Galaxie 500, are celebrating with a limited-edition beer and vinyl release slated for Saturday, August 29.
For the first time on vinyl, Galaxie 500 will release its iconic 1987 live performance, Copenhagen. To complement Galaxie 500’s intense and melodic album, Dogfish Head will release Coping Haven, a Danish-style Rye Pilsner brewed from ingredients inspired by historical Danish brewing tradition, including floor-malted light golden pilsner malt, hearty malted rye and a blend of Moravian hops. The result is a characterful lager with floral and herbal hop aromas, a bready and gently spicy malt flavor, and a clean, dry finish. Priced at just $17 per 4pk/16oz cans, Coping Haven will be available for curbside pick-up – while supplies last – from Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth EmPOURium beginning August 29.
“Music has always held a special place in my heart, and I love that there is a huge overlap between craft beer drinkers and passionate music lovers,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder in a statement. “When I founded Dogfish Head and we started brewing Analog Beers for the Digital Age, I was avidly searching for an exciting way to combine my love for music – vinyl specifically – and my passion for brewing high-quality, well-differentiated beers. In 2015, I met Michael Kurtz, co-founder of Record Store Day, and was presented with a picture-perfect partnership opportunity. Time flies when you are having fun … and now, Dogfish Head has proudly been the Official Beer of Record Store Day for six consecutive years.”
Originally scheduled for April 18, this year’s Record Store Day now features three drop dates: August 29, September 26, and October 24.