.

Grateful Dead 'American Beauty' Beer Ready to Pour

Homebrewer fan suggested final ingredient: granola

The Grateful Dead
GAB Archive/Redferns
October 9, 2013 9:55 AM ET

The Grateful Dead are readying the release of the craft beer the band began developing last year with Delaware brewery Dogfish Head. The special ingredient suggested by fans? Granola, according to Brewbound.

Where Do the Grateful Dead Rank on Our 100 Greatest Artists List?

More than 1,500 fans submitted suggestions for the "American Beauty" pale ale, including the red grenadine the band mentions in "Brown-Eyed Women," jalapeños and rose hips. The suggestion for granola came from Thomas Butler, a 39-year-old chemist and homebrewer who saw his first Dead show when he was nine.

"The components of granola – honey, toasted grains, oats and fruit – offer a lot from a beer perspective," Butler said on the Dogfish Head website. "The idea is to have a sessionable ale that highlights the oats and honey with a nice 'dank' hop selection."

"American Beauty" will be available in bottles and on draft through Dogfish Head's distributors this fall.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Promiscuous”

Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com