Dogfish Head Brewery has teamed up with the Grateful Dead to produce a new brew named “American Beauty”.
The new brew is described as “a strong pale ale with all-American hops and barley” plus a secret ingredient still yet to be decided upon. The new brew won’t be available until October of 2013.
“We’ve looked for a long while for the perfect brewery to team up with for a Grateful Dead-inspired brew, and feel we’ve finally found the right fit,” explained David Lemieux, the Grateful Dead’s legacy manager, in an official statement. “Aside from Dogfish’s history with music-themed brews, we love their beer, and think it’s the best around. Plus, these are really good people and are the type of folks we want to work with.”
“American Beauty” isn’t Dogfish Head’s first sonically inspired brew. The microbrewery has also produced “Faithfull,” a Belgian-style golden ale which commemorated the 20th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s formation and its debut album, “Ten,” along with the Miles Davis inspired “Bitches Brew,” and “Hellhound,” which flirts with ethereal legend of infamous Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson.
Dead Head and Hop Heads can submit suggestions for the secret ingredient until December. I’m okay with anything, including LSD, so long as it’s not patchouli.