Brace yourself for a whole lot of awesomeness - in just a few weeks, the HubBub Truck will be rocking and rolling along with many rad folks at Analog-A-Go-Go, a festival celebrating music, food, beer, and good times. Presented by one of our favorite craft breweries EVER, Dogfish Head, this day-long event features amazing bands (Built to Spill, Talib Kweli, and Beach Slang, among others), a vinyl record and artisan market, and a bevy of tasty food and beverages. Concurrent with the event is a cask beer festival, where thirsty attendees can expect rare and delicious pours from notable craft breweries like Allagash, Sierra Nevada, and Stoudts.
And then there's us! We'll be ready in the Truck with kegs upon kegs of cold brew, pots of freshly brewed hot coffee, and energizing espresso drinks to keep you going throughout the day and night. We'll also have some special new swag for sale: super cool tote bags, the perfect size for carrying around your haul of vinyl records!
It's all going down on Saturday, September 17th from 1 - 10PM at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington, Delaware. Not to fear, Philadelphians! The park is just a 45 minute drive from the city - mini road trip! And while there are still tickets left, here's an exciting announcement:
We've got a pair of tix that we're giving away FOR FREE! It's gonna go down contest-style, so please review the rules carefully:
Anytime between September 1st and 9th, post a picture of your morning HubBub coffee on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
Tag HubBub (@hubbubcoffee), and use the hashtag #AnalogAGoGo. You must be following HubBub to win.
At the end of the 5 days, we will randomly pick a winner, DM them to let them know they've won, and arrange for pick up of the tickets.
While we're musing on awesomeness, let's talk a little bit about Dogfish Head. Imagine a time before craft beer was available at every corner bar - we know, it's a depressing thought. But seriously, the world we live in now, with craft breweries popping up literally all over the map, would not have been possible without early pioneers like Dogfish Head. Way back in the mid 90's, when light yellow swill passed for "beer" in most places, Sam Calagione began brewing tiny batches of beer out of a brewpub in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He and his team began with Shelter Pale Ale, a smooth and easy drinking beer, but because their production runs were small, they had freedom to start playing with different styles, unexpected ingredients, and innovative techniques - all of which are now hallmarks of Dogfish Head's off-centered approach to craft brewing.
The Rehoboth brewpub (which is still a jumping food and beverage destination) gained a following, and the brewing side of things had to increase production. They eventually moved to a dedicated brewing facility, and in 2002, they moved again, this time to Milton, Delaware, not far from Rehoboth. This 100,000 square foot space gave them plenty of room to grow, and is where they still brew today! They lead frequent brewery tours, and the on-site tasting room offers sample pours and grower fills of many of the beers made just feet away.
Now known throughout the land as creators of an amazing array of beers, Dogfish Head continues to expand their reach into other realms of coolness. Analog-A-Go-Go is one example, as is their Inn in Lewes, Delaware (a very quaint beach town), a recently opened seafood restaurant Chesapeake & Maine, and hey, did we mention that they also have a line of scratch made spirits? They're involved with community initiatives and forward thinking partnerships, like their collaboration beer with the National Aquarium, SeaQuench Ale. Founder Sam Calagione has written a number of books, starred in beer-centric TV shows (this one is fun!), and is recognized as a leader in the modern craft beer industry. We could go on and on about our respect and admiration for this company, but we'll leave it at this: Thank you, Dogfish Head, for pushing the envelope in craft beverage, setting a high standard for what independent businesses can and should be, and for always keeping things fun!
Don't forget to enter our Analog-A-Go-Go tickets giveaway, and if you're at the festival, come by the HubBub Truck to say hi and grab a coffee!