Dogfish Head, the “Official Brewery of Record Store Day,” collaborates with multi-platinum, chart-topping recording artist and American Country Music Awards 2021 “New Male Artist” Award-winner, Jimmie Allen, on a limited-edition vinyl and music video. Dropping on Record Store Day (Saturday, June 12), an annual celebration of independently owned record stores, the album features three of Jimmie’s hits and a brand-new song co-authored by Dogfish Head Founder & Brewer, Sam Calagione. Named for the brewery’s oat milk-centric hazy IPA, both the record and its leading track are titled Hazy-O!, and they are best enjoyed with a beer in-hand. Grab a copy, drop the needle and let the “Good Times Roll.”
“Each year for Record Store Day, we collaborate with a different musical artist, but this is the first time we’ve partnered with someone in the country music realm,” said Sam. “Jimmie’s connection to Delaware – he grew up just a mile from our brewery in Milton – made this collaboration feel like kismet and effortless. Not to mention, he (like all of us at Dogfish Head) is a beer geek with a music problem! Having the opportunity to personally create a song with Jimmie was a thrill for me and we are super proud of the results.”
Hazy-O! is a four-track vinyl with the following tunes: “Hazy-O!,” “Happy Hour,” “Slower Lower” and “Good Times Roll”. “Happy Hour” and “Slower Lower” were originally as part of Jimmie’s Slower Lower Sessions in 2018, while “Good Times Roll” is featured on his critically-acclaimed EP Bettie James, released July 2020. These easy-going, day-drinking anthems pair perfectly with any off-centered ale, but the record’s title track, “Hazy-O!,” is best enjoyed alongside a can of its namesake beer. Hazy golden in color, Hazy-O! is an “ooooh-so” juicy hazy IPA brewed with four types of oats – malted, rolled, naked and oat milk. Smooth, refreshing and chock full of tropical fruit notes, this summer-sipper’s attributes and taste profile acted as the liquid muse for Sam and Jimmie’s cooperative tune.
“It’s always cool working with Dogfish Head, it’s another chapter in a relationship we’ve built,” said Jimmie. “Looking forward to people hearing the record and seeing the music video.”
Drawing musical inspiration from the likes of Kenny Chesney, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan, – or as Sam calls them, “the great musical triad” – “Hazy-O!” offers a beachy, sunset-kind-of vibe with a chorus that will have everyone singing along. “Hazy-O!’s” lyrics come to life in a seaside music video starring Jimmie and Sam. The video features folks enjoying the Delaware coastline’s many natural wonders: beaching, boating, fishing and more, and concludes with a shot of the “hazy-o” sun setting over the water. Get a sneak peek, here. The full video drops on Record Store Day.
But that’s not all! Dogfish Head will continue the Record Store Day celebration at its new Miami brewpub with the release of Sweat? … Sweet! Brewed in collaboration with Sweat Records, one of Miami’s greatest music hubs, Sweat? … Sweet! (5.4% ABV) is a tart ale brewed with jackfruit, tamarind, cardamom and sea salt. With a punch of tangy fruitiness balanced by a slightly spicy, umami-forward finish, Sweat? … Sweet! will be available beginning at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 12 for just $16 per 4pk/16oz cans. Those in attendance will also have the chance to win a selection of Record Store Day-themed giveaways, including a copy of Jimmie Allen’s new Record Store Day album, Hazy-O!, and a Dogfish Head Bumpboxx.
In addition to the release of Sweat? … Sweet!, guests visiting Dogfish Head Miami this weekend can enjoy the first of the brewpub’s “Waffle Party Brunch” events. Slated for Sunday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dogfish Head Miami’s “Waffle Party Brunch” will be hosted in collaboration with Sweat Records. Chow down on some delicious brunch dishes while listening to live vinyl music by PHAXAS.
For more on Record Store Day, check out www.recordstoreday.com.