There was something different about a Grateful Dead show. Whether you saw one or 100, you felt it, but you knew it wouldn’t last forever. If only you could have bottled it….
American Beauty, an Imperial Pale Ale inspired by the Grateful Dead, captures the spirits of the band’s 30 years of touring and recording. Dogfish Head and the Dead both built their followings by connecting directly with beer lovers and music lovers, so we asked those loyal fans to help drive the recipe.
For more than 1,500 ingredient suggestions, organic granola was tops. It was the main course in millions of parking lot meals and is a sweet and toasty complement to the barley and all-American hops. **NOTE THE GRANOLA USED IN THE AMERICAN BEAUTY RECIPE DOES CONTAIN ALMONDS.