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Woolrich and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Collaborate on Small-Batch Beer and Custom Made in USA Capsule Collection

Woolrich, Inc. and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery are excited to announce their first collaboration, featuring goods both wet and dry, The two brands, both dedicated to the true craftsmanship of their products, are collaborating on a limited batch of custom beer and a capsule collection of clothing.

“We’re so excited about working with a fellow northeast company dedicated to American-made craftsmanship,” says Josh Rich, Executive Vice President of Woolrich. “Dogfish Head and Woolrich share so many common values, so it’s been a wonderful experience collaborating with Sam and his team. And of course, it doesn’t hurt that they make fantastic beer…”

The custom small-batch Woolrich x Dogfish Head beer, dubbed Pennsylvania Tuxedo, was brewed with spruce tips from Woolrich, PA at the Dogfish Head Brew Pub in Rehoboth this past May. Named after the head-to-toe red and black wool outfits that woodsmen wear in New England, the 4.5 ABV Rye Pale Ale reflects the brewery’s signature “Off-Centered Ales for Off- Centered People.” Pennsylvania Tuxedo will debut as draft-only at Analog-A-Go-Go, Dogfish’s music and beer festival, June 13 & 14 in Delaware and will then be served at select events on the Eastern Seaboard.

Additionally, Woolrich and Dogfish have partnered to create a nautical-inspired capsule collection as part of the collaboration, which includes a classic chambray men’s button- down and a long women’s beach shirt, as well as a 100 percent soft wool throw blanket, beach hat and coozie, perfect for the city or the sand. A port and starboard theme will be featured throughout, with red and green anchor-stamped buttons, co- branded labels and a screen-printed Dogfish Head logo on pockets. The entire collaboration will be 100 percent made in the USA.


“Dogfish and Woolrich have very similar DNA’s,” says Dogfish Head president Sam Calagione. “We’re both family-owned, east coast companies committed to our communities, obsessed with celebrating nature and using the best natural ingredients we can get our hands on.”

Watch a video about the partnership here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftNk4VkxcC8&feature=youtu.be



Woolrich + TOPO Designs

Woolrich, the venerable outdoor brand has partnered with TOPO Designs, makers of functional gear carriers from Denver, CO, to create a collection of made in American bags and accessories that feature Woolrich wool. The collaborative collection includes TOPO’s popular top loading Klettersack backpack, Duffle bag, and Dopp Kit. Each piece is made with wool from the Woolrich Woolen Mill, the nation’s oldest continually operating woolen mill, and features details such as natural leather tabs, bright contrasting zippers and color popping straps and cord loops. “The collection looks really unique! Our friends at TOPO Designs and our creative team did a great job of integrating our company’s heritage into a collection of superiorly functional bags,” said Patrick Nebiolo, Woolrich Executive Vice President. “Our packs are known for their vibrant colors and color blocking,” said Jedd Rose, ‎Founder, Creative Director at Topo Designs. “Working with wool as a body material was new for us, and the texture and designs of the fabric brought a whole new look to the bags that we really proud of.” The collection will be available at woolrich.com, topodesigns.com and Woolrich dealers nationwide beginning Thursday October 17, 2013.


Pennsylvania neighbors go green

A tip of the hat to another Pennsylvania brand …  Crayola Crayons of Easton, PA, has ramped up their environmental credibility with the debut of the Crayola Solar Farm.  The farm provides enough power to manufacture up to a billion crayons and 500 million markers; many of which will probably end up jammed between the cushions of my living room couch.

Crayola’s green initiatives also include the creation of markers out of recycled plastics, and using reforested wood for their colored pencils.    Good stuff.

LINK:  Crayola Green