Dead Heads And Dogfish Head Are Making An American Beauty
by Mike Hsu,posted Oct 18 2012 1:49PM
The folks at Dogfish Head have always been Daredevils when it comes to thinking up new brews. They've traveled the earth to find obscure and questionable ingredients to use for their fine Ales. Now they are exploring the Cosmic Arena of legendary mind expanders, The Grateful Dead, with a new beer lovingly named after one of there finest albums, "American Beauty".
The new brew is described by the brewers as a Pale Ale with All American ingredients. Dogfish Head are getting ready to start the brewing process but need help from you. They are asking Dead Heads for a final ingredient that will make this ale sweeter than that version of "Dark Star" from Columbus, 1971. Hmmmm...what would one of the Disciples Of Jerry want mixed in with their beer? I'm may be going out on a limb here, but I think the number one suggestion would be some sweet, sticky, sparkling, blueberry cornbread toastie smelling Kind Bud. Or maybe some kind of fungus that induces visions of Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman playing huge fluffy kegs of ale. I hope they release the list of suggestions because it will most likely be hilarious. They hope to have it ready to go by October, 2013.
There have been quite a few attempts at hemp beers and the few I've tried were less that flavorful or produced the desired effect. Reliable sources have told me many brewers have experimented with using high grade marijuana with mixed results. I'm sure the folks at Dogfish Head have one ready to go once they finally legalize the Weed. Aside from all that, what would be your choice for the magic ingredient? Post it in the comment section below or submit it here.