When a Japanese Delegation came to town looking to promote their miso product, Dogfish Head took advantage of their visit and put on a beer dinner that revolved around miso. Being that it was a beer dinner, there had to be beers that paired well with the flavors, and what beer pairs better than one brewed with miso? So in typical Dogfish Head fashion, an extreme beer was brewed to fit the occasion.
Miso Miyagi was the brainchild of brewpub head brewer Ben Potts and the manager of the Rehoboth Beach brewpub. Based very loosely off the classic German Gose style, a small 10 gallon batch of the beer was brewed just for the dinner. It has yet to be brewed again, but with Dogfish Head, you never know what will come next. The beer itself is wheat beer based and included miso, Japanese yuzu juice and Kombu (kelp), none of which are your typical beer ingredients. The result: an acidic, salty and intensely flavored beer that would draw some of the most extreme reactions from any drinker. It is definitely a love-hate style of beer and possibly the most extreme beer Dogfish Head has ever brewed.