Dogfish Head and The Flaming Lips Announce New Beer

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The Flaming Lips are anything but your traditional rock band, and now they’ve teamed up with the “off-centered” team at Dogfish Head to create a collaboration beer.

The new beer, Dragons & YumYums, is a 6.5% ABV pale ale that Dogfish Head describes as “lip-smackingly tart” and “intensely tropical.” Brewers added a ton of tropical tastes to the recipe, including dragon fruit, yumberry, passionfruit, pear juice and black carrot juice.

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“Our brewery has been obsessed with music since the day we opened,” says Sam Calagione, CEO and founder of Dogfish Head. “Their art is a full-on otherworldly sensory experience and we strive to create that same intense sensational experience for craft beer drinkers in the development of our liquid art.” Beer 101 Course

The Milton, Delaware, brewery has partnered with musicians in the past, including Miles Davis, The Grateful Dead and Pearl Jam.

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Dragons & YumYums is set to be out in April 2018. Dogfish Head made the announcement when it released its 2018 beer release calendar. The calendar shows a few more new additions and changes for 2018:

  • Lupu Luau IPA & Namaste White will be available year-round.
  • Wood-Aged Bitches Brew returns with a new wood-centric spin in February.
  • Mixed Media, a saison/farmhouse blend, and Fruit-Full Fort, a Belgian-style beer, will be out beginning in spring and summer (respectively).

You can see the brewery’s full 2018 release calendar here.

Jess Baker walked into a beer fest in 2010 and realized beer had come a long way from what her dad had been drinking since the 70s. She served as editor-in-chief of from spring 2016 to spring 2020, bringing you stories about the people who are the heartbeat behind U.S. craft brewing. She's a runner, a die-hard Springsteen fan, a mom who is always scouting family-friendly breweries, and always in search of a darn good porter. is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.