After nearly 1500 submissions to Dogfish Head’s American Beauty contest (beer inspired by the Grateful Dead) a winner has been selected. The winner, Thomas Butler, shared the story of his first Dead concert involving his dad throwing him over the fence to skirt admission, wet t-shirt clad ladies, and shared ‘cigarettes’ as well as he and his father’s love of brewing beer. His ingredient suggestion? Granola.
Granola as it was a staple ingredient in many shared parking lot meals at Dead shows. Plus the components of granola make for a great addition to beer. In May, Thomas will join Sam and Grateful Dead audiovisual archivist David Lemieuxbrew a test batch of American Beauty with granola.
The production batch is expected to hit taps and shelves throughout Dogfish’s 27-state distribution network in October 2013.
Style: Imperial Pale Ale (w/ Granola)
Availability: 22oz bottles
Arrival: October 2013