Dogfish Head & Grateful Dead Announce American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery continues a partnership with the Grateful Dead with the upcoming release of American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA. The 7.0% ABV ale inspired by the Dead’s 1970 studio album, American Beauty, and specifically the LP’s “Ripple,” will soon be available in 6pk/12oz cans throughout the brewery’s distribution network.
“As a self-proclaimed beer geek with a music problem, I couldn’t be happier about the continuation of our awesome partnership with the Grateful Dead and our collaborative efforts to develop American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA,” said Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head, of the unfiltered IPA brewed with spelt that includes a special yeast variety designed to bring out hop aromatics. “Just as the Dead say, ‘there is a road, no simple highway’ – our journey to develop the perfect recipe for American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA was a lengthy one, but we ‘put our money where our love is’ and eventually arrived at our flavor destination.”
The all-new American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA marks the third iteration of Dogfish Head’s American Beauty series of craft beers. Dogfish Head began its relationship with the Grateful Dead in 2013, when the brewery unveiled the original American Beauty, an imperial (9.0% ABV) pale ale brewed with organic almond honey and granola, in 750ml bottles. After re-releases in 2014 and 2015, Dogfish Head issued American Beauty in 6pk/12oz bottles as a 6.5% ABV pale ale brewed with granola, wildflower honey and all-American hops.