When you’re faced with a hot, sweaty summer day, many of us are forced to choose between a thirst-quenching drink and what we really want: beer.
Thanks to two years of scientific research, Dogfish Head Brewery created a new low-calorie brew made specifically to satisfy your thirst and taste like a quality craft beer.
Brewery co-founder Sam Calagione teamed up with sports science consultant Bob Murray to create SeaQuench Ale, a session sour made with lime peel, black lime and sea salt. The German hybrid blends a kolsch, gose and Berliner weisse with sea salt replicated from both Maine and the Chesapeake Bay.
SeaQuench Ale “literally had to go through, by far, the most R&D that a commercial beer has ever gone through at Dogfish,” Calagione told USA Today. “I started thinking not only could this beer be super-refreshing tasting, but I’m confident if I start analyzing it on a molecular level the types of natural culinary ingredients we were adding to it were going to amplify the types of mineral and electrolyte content.”
The brewery began distributing the beer in March, and it will be available in 30 states next year. With only 140 calories and 9 carbs per 12-ounce serving, it may be destined to become your perfect summer companion.