Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: World Wide Stout (10-Year Challenge)

Style: Wheat Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Special Notes: “A very dark beer brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley.”

Malts: Barley

ABV: 15 -20%

IBU: 70

Availability: Yearly release

@untappd says: 4.43 (2009) and 4.35 (2019)

If there’s one thing I enjoy, it’s a dumb social media trend. Lately, I’ve noticed everyone posting their photos from 2009 alongside their photos from 2019, aka the 10-Year-Challenge. Just because my Windowsill wasn’t around 10 years ago—I moved into this house about 7 years ago—doesn’t mean I can’t participate.

I decided to dig deep into my cellar for this challenge. A few months ago, I took a trip to Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market in Fairfield, CT and found out they were opening up their cellar. Excitedly, I rummaged through that area of the shop and picked up a 2009 World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (along with a 2016 version). What a find!

Just the other day, I took a trip to Wine and Beyond because I heard they were going out of business. While the sales weren’t all that great (there are minimum prices for alcohol), I did pick up a bottle of the 2019 World Wide Stout for a couple of dollars off the regular price. Now, in all their glory… the 10-Year Beer Challenge!

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery World Wide Stouts
Check out my entire collection of the World Wide Stouts; a 2009, a 2016, 2 Oak Aged Vanillas from 2017 and the 2019. (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

Do you have any beers in your cellar that you could do the 10-year-challenge with? Let me know in the comments below!

Make sure you head over to Instagram to like and comment on this post, and follow me for more great craft beer!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

18 − 2 =