With fall season 2021 in full swing, Dogfish Head has launched Camp Amp.
This is a 6.5% ABV milk stout. Camp Amp was made with real marshmallows, graham crackers, cinnamon, Madagascar vanilla beans and smoked malt.
Inspired by chilly nights around the campfire, this beer has aromas of chocolate, vanilla, graham cracker, light roast and subtle smoke, the company reports. The palate includes milk chocolate, vanilla and s’mores.
Camp Amp is available now on taps and shelves nationwide.
“As the weather cools, I couldn’t be happier to welcome Camp Amp back into my rotating lineup of fall-centric sippers,” says Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder & brewer. “Don’t get me wrong — I love myself a good s’mores sandwich, but with Camp Amp, I can drink-in all the flavors of that classic rustic dessert without the hassle of building a fire (although, I highly recommend enjoying this brew around a campfire’s crackling flame), roasting countless marshmallows until golden brown perfection is achieved and then, dealing with those dreaded post-s’mores sticky fingers. It’s a win-win in my book!”
Camp Amp rounds out the brewery’s 2021 Off-Centered Art Series. This annual collection of limited-edition beers features label artwork by a special collaborating artist. For the brewery’s 2021 lineup — which includes Punkin Ale, Sun-Day-Feels, Mango Smoovie and Camp Amp — that collaborating artist is Ryan Besch. An illustrator based in Buffalo, NY, Besch has designed gig posters and vinyl art for more than 20 years, and has worked with a number of well-known groups, including Phish, The Black Keys, O.A.R. and more.
Besch’s take on the label artwork for this year’s iteration of Camp Amp features a group of misfit characters in costumes congregating around a wood stove filled with flames. A rag-tag bunch of only three, these party-goers include a figure with a marshmallow mask, whose melting face suggests he is hanging out a little too close to the fire, playing acoustic tunes on a guitar.