6.20.2014

WOOLRICH X DOGFISH HEAD CRAFT BREWERY "PENNSYLVANIA TUXEDO" BEER & CAPSULE COLLECTION

http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/brewpub-exclusives/pennsylvania-tuxedo/index.htm
Seems like there are quite a few collaborations going down this summer, and I really couldn't be more excited. When brands bring their own unique styles to the table they end up creating something great and unexpected together, stepping outside their individual norms. If you've been reading this blog long enough, you know that I lose my collective shit when 1/2 of the partnership happens to be a brewery. The recent capsule collection from Woolrich and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is notable not only in its size, but also in its inclusion of a beer brewed especially for the partnership. I had the opportunity to try this refreshing draft-only rye pale ale and see and feel all of the pieces in the collection last weekend at the brewery's Analog-A-Go-Go music and beer festival, and I have to tell you guys I was crazy impressed. Before we get into the apparel, let me say that "Pennsylvania Tuxedo" (the "wet" portion of the collab) is damn tasty. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the spruce, but it added a distinct flavor I hadn't previously experienced in a beer with such low ABV.

http://www.dogfish.com/store/woolrich-dfh/woolrich-dfh-hat.htm
http://www.dogfish.com/store/woolrich-dfh/woolrich-dfh-blanket.htm
http://www.dogfish.com/store/woolrich-dfh/woolrich-dfh-ladies-shirtdress.htm
http://www.dogfish.com/store/woolrich-dfh/woolrich-dfh-pint-kooze.htm
http://www.dogfish.com/store/woolrich-dfh/woolrich-dfh-guys-button-down-shirt.htm
The five "dry" items in the capsule collection are assembled with the care and attention to detail you'd expect from these passionate brands. Nautically themed, they couldn't be more ideal for summer wear - on the beach, at a barbecue, or cruising the bay or river. I bought the snapback hat during the past weekend. Chambray is a versatile textile that's easy to coordinate, and the contrasting custom red and green branded snaps are just plain cool.

You can learn more about the additional pieces by clicking the pictures above which will take you to the Dogfish Head online store. You can also peep an entertaining video that outlines the creative process behind the project.