PW's Year of Beer: Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com.

The now iconic Dogfish Head built their reputation on so-called extreme beers like 120 Minute IPA and others. Perhaps the granddaddy of those extreme beers is World Wide Stout, an inky, preposterously strong brew that was once the strongest in the world. These days it falls short of the title at “only” 18 percent ABV, equal to four light beers crammed into one bottle, but the truth is that you’re not going to be drinking a beer like this for its potency, anyway. Brews like this are sippers—and you won’t be able to do anything BUT sip given the intensity of the taste. Imagine wine-soaked cigars dipped in a thin layer of chocolate and you’ll have a good idea of what you’re in store for. This may be beer, but it has more in common with a port wine. Drink accordingly. This beer was recently tapped at Side Bar, so go grab some before it’s gone.
 

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