Google Teams Up With Dogfish Head For The Nexus Of Beers – URKontinent


As Android users, we’ve known for quite sometime what happens when Google teams up with a smartphone manufacturer: pure Nexus bliss. Well, it looks like Google has paired up with another world famous manufacturer of sorts, Dogfish Head brewery. If it’s one thing Dogfish knows, it’s beer. They have been “manufacturing” some of the world’s most interesting beers since 1995. Google’s part in all of this was taking suggestions from all their users around the world on what would make the world’s best tasting beer and supplying that info for Dog Fish to cook up.

So what exactly did Google and Dogfish Head come up with? The Nexus URKontinent. Okay, maybe not the Nexus part. The URKontinent combines a plethora of ingredients that’s “never been used in a beer since brewing started.” According to Dogfish the specs are:

Pilsner, Munich and Chocolate Malts and Belgian Dark Candi syrup. Then we add unique ingredients from around the world. Wattleseed from Australia imparts a chocolate, coffee, and hazelnut taste to the beer. Toasted Amaranth from South America gives it an earthy, grainy flavor and a little additional roast flavor. Green Rooibos from Africa contributes a floral aroma and slight astringency. Myrica Gale from Europe supplements the bitterness from minimal hopping. Hive Plex Honey from California adds a subtle sweetness while maintaining the dry finish.

If you’re in Delaware area, you can grab your very own URKontinent beer that’s been on tap since September 27th and will be available “until it is gone!” As far as grabbing your own bottle, there might be sometime before we start seeing it sold by the case. For a nice little mini-documentary of the entire project check out the video below. Damn, I’m thirsty.

Thanks, JC!

[Dogfish via Gizmodo]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Gimmick. Prefer real beer. From Germany. More precisely, from Bavaria. Not US mish-mash with spices in it.

    1. Damn, you fancy o.O

    2. While I agree that this is a gimmick, anyone who doesn’t concede that US craft breweries brew among the best, if not THE best beer in the world is delusional. Take any style of beer and there will be an American craft offering that meets or beats offerings from every country in the world. Anyone who clings to the image of US breweries as producing “not-real” beer is hopelessly out of touch with the beer scene and has probably been drinking the same thing for the past twenty or thirty years.

    3. Gimmick! Please…

      While I respect your support for the Reinheitsgebot, I also support DFH’s pushing the envelope of beer brewing.

      In the spirit of homebrewing, “Relax, don’t worry, have a Urkontinent.”

      And if you’d like to try a beer with flavored syrup in it, head to Berlin for a Berliner Weisse mit Schuss.

    4. or you just dont like google :(

    5. Sam Adams, DFH, Leinenkugel (sp), Blue Moon, New Blegium….try to deny any one of these arent some of the best breweries (and micro) in the USA?

      Im not going to start a pissing match of who has the best because thats pointless. But on of the above mentioned makes something for everyone and with the highest quality ingredients!

  2. Shat, DFH beer is of exceptional quality. These guys are hardcore brewers. I bet this ” new brew” is atleast 9% abv, knowing DFH.

    1. Sounds like a good time to me :D

    2. Yes. DFH makes some GREAT beers. I am a micro-brew drinker that enjoys quality, not cheap (cost) beer. Really wish they would sell this. Always hard to find the micro-brews mentioned online. They are never for sale!

      Remember the recipe which was the world oldest known beer recipe. A US micro-brewery remade it.

  3. hehe the “herbal supplier” guy is cool

  4. How does Google make money off of this?

    1. They generate interest, wich in turn generate clicks, which gets ads viewed and that’s where Google makes it’s money.

  5. Google doesn’t, it’s probably just more about brand awareness.

  6. Anyone think it was funny that everyone was using Apple laptops?

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