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by Pizzo
3 February, 2012@4:36 pm
7 comments



The press release reads as follows:


Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Deltron 3030′s Dan the Automator have teamed up to create Positive Contact, a hybrid of beer and cider based on Dan’s favorite ingredients and Dogfish Head’s innovative brewing practices.


Deltron 3030 is an adventurous hip-hop collaboration between Dan and Del the Funkee Homosapien. Deltron’s self-titled debut album, released in 2000, was an instant classic and is included on many hip-hop best-of lists. It got an 8/10 rating on NME, which called it “a crazed sci-fi journey to Planet B.S. that takes myriad detours around the galaxy. The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000.”


Over a decade in the making, the new Deltron 3030 album is set to drop this spring, and Positive Contact was brewed to celebrate the release.


Named after a key track on the first album, Positive Contact is a 9% ABV hybrid of beer and cider brewed with wood-pressed Fuji apples, roasted farro, a handful of cayenne peppers and a late dose of fresh cilantro. This sweet-and-sour Belgian-ish brew is a light straw color with fruity, cider-like notes. The cayenne and alcohol give it a warming finish.


The beer will be released in a dynamic box set of six 750-ml champagne bottles, with a 10-inch vinyl EP of four new Deltron 3030 remixes created exclusively for this project, and a list of Deltron 3030-inspired recipes from a small group of renowned chefs (see below). Invite some friends over, rock the album, drink the beer and whip up a multi-course meal. It’s a house party in a box.




Positive Contact box sets will be released in May throughout Dogfish Head’s distribution network, in accordance with local and state laws. Stay tuned.

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7 Responses to "Deltron 3030: The Beer Is Coming"
  • TomL says:

    shit… yes, lets get this going

  • Bronson72 says:

    Sign me up for both! Brew and Deltron? Sounds like a match made in heaven. Seriously can’t wait for the new LP tho. Sure wish Dan, Keith and Q would get back in the lab and craft a follow up to Dr. Octo

  • DNPMONK25 says:

    I just would Dan would work on something new soon! Looking forward to chugging the ale!

  • Dayz says:

    Yo the brewery is 10 minutes from my house!!! I’ll be there the day this comes out!!! New Deltron 3030 LP too! This news just made my day!

  • Dayz says:

    They had this available early at the brewery it is tasty! Got to hangout with the Brew Master and he told me all about chillin’ with Dan and the creative process behind the brew.

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