Dogfish and Merrell Release Running Sneaker Inspired by SeaQuench Ale

The collaboration between the Milton-based brewery and shoe company will support conservation efforts.

Photo courtesy of Dogfish Head

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Dogfish Head fans rejoice: you can now rep your favorite brewery on your feet.

Collaborating with the shoe company Merrell, Dogfish announced on Tuesday, Sept. 10, the launch of a co-branded trail running shoe inspired by the company’s two shared passions—the outdoors and beer, according to a news release on the brewery’s website.

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Available in a “SeaQuench” color scheme for both men and women, the design of the shoe is inspired by the Milton-based brewery’s SeaQuench Ale. Known for its tart flavor and sea-foam green can, the “off-centered” ingredients—including black limes and sea salt—were a driving force in the shoe’s design, according to a news release.

The limited-edition Merrell Agility Synthesis X Dogfish Head trail runner is available now in select retail stores and on

“Today’s beer drinker is seeking more from their alcoholic beverages than ever before. They’re looking for a beer that’s not only intensely flavorful, but that fits into their active lifestyles. Brewed with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt, the thirst-slaying, citrusy-tart mashup that is SeaQuench Ale satisfies all those needs,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder, in a news release. “Partnering with Merrell, leaders in the active lifestyle footwear category, to release this sweet SeaQuench-themed shoe is a great reminder to folks everywhere that you can ‘have your beer and drink it too.’ Maintaining an active lifestyle is all about balance—go for a trail run, then reward yourself with a cold can of SeaQuench Ale.”

The shoes keep outdoors and sustainability in mind by being made reclaimed scrap rubber, BLOOM® algae foam instead of petroleum, recycled plastic, and more, according to a news release.

Alongside the launch of the Agility Synthesis X Dogfish shoe, Merrell will be donating $10,000 to The Conservation Alliance, whose mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values.

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“We’ve enjoyed building upon the shared beliefs of Merrell and Dogfish Head,” said Sue Rechner, Merrell president, in a news release. “We’re very proud that our partnership also provides support for The Conservation Alliance and reduces our impact through the use of recycled materials and sustainable processes.”

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