We attended the Dogfish Head 75 Minute Simul-Cask aka Johnny Cask at The Sierra Grille in Northampton, MA.  At precisely 7:50pm the beer began pouring.  The 75 Minute IPA is a mixture of the ever so popular Dogfish Head 60 and 90 Minute IPAs with a special whole leaf cascade dry-hopping session.  After hopping, the beer was transferred into firkin’s where fresh yeast and Maple Syrup were added.  What a fun event this turned out to be.  We love the creative ways that Sam and the Dogfish Head team bring beer lovers together.

We were invited to this event by the owner of The Sierra Grille, O’Brian Tomalin.  Though we went for the beer, we left with a great first impression of The Sierra Grille.  The food was excellent, served in a tapas style.  The menu offered a wide variety of reasonably priced small plate options ,  including $3 desserts.  Don’t worry if you have a big appetite the menu also offers about 8 full entrees.  The beer selection was top notch including, among others, HE’BREW Jewbalation Twelve and Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA.

We would like to thank The Sierra Grille for hosting this event and look forward to stopping in again.  We would also like to say hello to all of the awesome beer lovers who attended, we enjoyed meeting you all.  If we do not see you at The Sierra Grille, we will see you next time on Here for the Beer!

Tags: Beer Bar, Cask, Dogfish, Event, Massachusetts, New England, Pub, restaurant

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  1. Michael Klatsky

    It was great meeting you at the Sierra Grille- my wife Sherri and I feel lucky to have SG in town- terrific food, and a great beer selection. Luckily, Northampton has quite a few places to throw back some great beers, and paring great beer with great food makes for a truly enjoyable evening.

    Can’t wait to trek up to Brattleboro and see the scene up there.

    Since this is my first (but not my last visit) to Here For The Beer, I just thought I’d let you know that the site is great, and I am definitely sifting through all the great stuff I’ve missed..especially the Ebenezer’s stuff. We went to visit Chris last summer and he was the most incredible host to all of us (us meaning about 15 folks from MA who made the trek up for the Belgian Beer fest at Ebenezer’s last year). On the way- we hit Novare Res in Portland, ME owned by one of our friends from down here.

    At any rate- great work and we hope to see you either here in ‘Hamp or up in ‘Bratt!

  2. Nora

    LOVED the video. Thank you for showing one of the posters (one of the MANY posters) that I wrote out by hand! Seeing it in your video made me forget how bad my hand cramped up!!…LOL

    Looks like a great time was had by all! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Cheers!

    Nora
    Brewceptionist
    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

  3. Mariah Calagione

    Thanks for the video – loved watching it… looks like a good time was had by all!!!

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  5. Tim

    @Mariah and Nora – Thank you both and all the folks down at DFH for the great beer!

    @Michael – Thanks for all the nice comments and if you do make the trek to Brattleboro be sure to say hello! We have never been to Novare Res but have met several people who tell us to put it on the short list. Thanks for watching (and writing!)

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