Delaware-based Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and the Grateful Dead continue their partnership with the release of American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA, the third iteration of American Beauty, brought together by Warner Music Artist Services. The new 7.0% ABV ale is inspired by the Grateful Dead’s 1970 studio album, American Beauty, specifically the track “Ripple.” American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA will be available in 6pk/12oz cans throughout the brewery’s distribution network across 45 states starting in November.
“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.”
Dogfish Head’s relationship with the Grateful Dead began in 2013, when the first version of American Beauty released in 750-ml. bottles. This imperial (9.0% ABV) pale ale brewed with organic almond honey and granola was rereleased in 2014 and 2015, each year with different artwork. In 2018, American Beauty made an encore in 12-oz. bottles, this time as a more approachable (6.5% ABV) pale ale brewed with granola, wildflower honey and all-American hops.
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