Go for the Gold
updated 06/11/2001 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/11/2001 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The brewmaster spent three months in his Rehoboth Beach, Del, brewpub mixing ingredients. Initial tastings by his wife and business partner, Mariah, 30, and the regulars at his restaurant got the thumbs-up. But the final say belonged to McGovern, who served the ancient ale at a benefit dinner. "I was surprised at how good it was," he says. "I ended up drinking at least four glasses."
Now Calagione, who lives in Lewes, Del., with Mariah and their son Sammy, 1, hopes to turn the stuff into liquid gold. Midas Touch Golden Elixir just hit stores nationwide. "A whole different group of people is looking at Dogfish Head," says his wife. "They're wondering what we'll come up with next."