For this ambitious beer time capsule, Dogfish Head used ingredients and traditions plucked directly from Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Ta Henket is brewed with an ancient form of wheat and loaves of hearth-baked bread, and it's flavored with chamomile, doum-palm fruit and Middle Eastern herbs. To ferment this earthy ancient ale, brewers traveled to Cairo, set out baited petri dishes and captured a native Egyptian saccharomyces yeast strain.
Ta Hanket was first brewed as an addition to the Ancient Ales lineup in late 2010. It enjoyed a full bottled release in December 2011.