Tuman’s Tap hosts Delaware’s Dogfish Head brewery and showcases five of the brewery’s beers, including Namaste, the brewery’s Belgian-style white ale tapped on “Randall,” a double-chamber filter system connected to the tap which allows the alcohol in the beer to strip the flavor of the spices, fruits, whole leaf hops, coffee or herbs that are placed in the chamber. The Randall was invented by Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione in 2002 and is trademarked to the brewery. The Randall is only used for special events, so this is a chance to try a unique spin on Namaste – the chamber will be filled with flavor-enhancing kiwifruit and strawberries for the tap takeover.
Other limited and seasonal brews include 2015 Kvasir, an Ancient Ale that has been discontinued by the brewery and is extremely rare; Festina Peche, a Berliner Weisse-style summer seasonal; and Alternate Takes #1 an extremely limited imperial IPA from the Alternate Takes Series. 90 Minute IPA, a year-round brewed with the continuous-hopping method, completes the lineup.
There is no cover charge to attend and beers range from $6-$8 each. The beers will be tapped at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 18 and the Dogfish Head crew will be on-hand from 7-10 p.m. Food specials for the night include spicy Nichols Farm & Orchard Cherry Bomb peppers stuffed with goat cheese ($2 each).