In fact, this label looks so unlike any other Dogfish Head brew, I am pretty damn sure I’ve seen it and passed it up, thinking it was something else. This one came to me as a graduation gift, and I had no idea it was a rare Dogfish brew until I read the label very closely a few days later. It contained a link to www.roguesgallery.com (Not to be confused with Rogue Brewery) which is a neat clothing store in Portland Maine. Huh?
Further research revealed a blog written by Sam that explained the relationship:
“In the last couple of years we’ve formed a mutual admiration society with our brothers from another mother at Rogues Gallery. They make super-comfy, super-rugged, unpretentious nautical-inspired clothing at their Portland Maine homebase not far down the road from Dogfish Head, Maine. We did a swap test batch of clothes for beer last year and are ready to take our relationship to the next level as the kids say. Late this spring we will be coming out with Squall IPA in limited east coast markets. It’s an unfiltered, full-on bottle conditioned and dry-hopped 9% abv, champagne-bottled IPA called Squall co-branded between our companies.”