Pearl Jam beer

A few weeks ago I was in Seattle and visited the Experience Music Project museum where they had a large grunge rock exhibit mainly in honour of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s release of Nevermind.  Of course, Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty was recently released; a documentary about the 20 years of Pearl Jam’s existence. And now Pearl Jam has a new beer named in their honour.

I learned this information originally through musicologist Alan Cross’s Twitter feed. The beer’s to be brewed by Dogfish Head brewery, featured in the previously mentioned series on Discovery (in the US), Brew Masters. In that post it mentioned the unveiling of Bitches Brew in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the ground-breaking Miles Davis record of the same name. The Beer will be called Faithfull Ale. (Faithfull was a song on Pearl Jam’s 1998 album Yield.)

“To me, ‘Ten’ is the perfect example of a record-lover’s-record. The whole thing rocks,” says Dogfish Head president and founder Sam Calagione. “As an off-centered brewery, we believe in celebrating the breadth of our whole portfolio and we feel an affinity for Pearl Jam a long-player band in a singles-obsessed world.” (quotes taken from the Dogfish Head website)

The beer promises to be a strong one at 7% ABV (a little too strong for some). It is to be a Belgian-style ale with a lot of hops and “fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over a one-hour boil.”

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One Response to “Pearl Jam beer”

  1. […] issued other music-themed special beers including a Miles Davis-themed Bitches Brew and a Pearl Jam-themed Faithfull […]

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