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!

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