Beer Month Day 19: Midas Touch


This recipe is the actual oldest-known fermented beverage in the world. The recipe showcases the known ingredients of barley, white Muscat grapes, honey & saffron found in the drinking vessels in King Midas’ tomb. Somewhere between a beer, wine and mead, this smooth, dry ale will please with Chardonnay or I.P.A. drinker alike.


This recipe is the actual oldest-known fermented beverage in the world! It is an ancient Turkish recipe using the original ingredients from the 2700 year old drinking vessels discovered in the tomb of King Midas. Somewhere between wine & mead; this smooth, sweet, yet dry ale will please the Chardonnay of beer drinker alike.
Beer from King Midas' tomb? This is why I love Dogfish Head, they're always pushing the boundaries of craft beer. Whether its their seriously over-hopped 90 Minute IPA that we'll be trying later this month or their brown ale aged in wood barrels made from the Paraguayan holy tree that we tried on Day 9 they keep experimenting and the results are usually delicious.

Midas Touch poured a golden yellow color and had odors of spices, fruit and honey. This is a very unique beer with an odd spicy flavor; hints of papaya, banana and grape; and a mead or white wine quality to it. Sweet and spicy flavors dominated with an alcoholic burn from the 9% ABV.

This beer was an interesting experience but I don't know that I'll buy it again. I'm not big on mead or white wine but the story behind this brew is worth the price alone.

Comments (0)

Post a Comment