Pearl Jam To Get Their Own Beer – Dogfish Head Brews ‘Faithfull Ale’
Pearl Jam have branched out to all sorts of mediums in celebration of their 20th anniversary: literature, film, music -- now Dogfish Ale Craft Brewery is putting them in a bottle with 'Faithfull Ale'.
Okay so maybe they won't be in the bottle literally, but later this month the beer crafted in honor of the band's milestone will be available for purchase. The Delaware based brewer post the following press release on their website:
"Faithfull Ale is a celebration of Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary as a band and its extraordinary debut album, "Ten." In recognition of these milestones, this Belgian-style golden ale is delicately hopped to 20 IBUs and fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over a one-hour boil. Faithfull will clock in at 7% ABV.
"To me, 'Ten' is the perfect example of a record-lover's-record. The whole thing rocks," says Dogfish Head President & Founder Sam Calagione. "As an off-centered brewery, we believe in celebrating the breadth of our whole portfolio and we feel an affinity for Pearl Jam a long-player band in a singles-obsessed world."
Dogfish Head also finds inspiration in Pearl Jam's ethics, community-building and commitment to putting music before commerce. In recognition of this refreshing approach, Dogfish is donating $20,000 to The Nature Conservancy to aide in its efforts to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth.
Dogfish Head is also re-releasing its previous collaborations with Sony Legacy: the Miles Davis-inspired Bitches Brew and the Robert Johnson shoutout Hellhound on My Ale. All three collaborations will be available this month in 750-ml bottles and on draft.
We plan to send Faithfull Ale to all states in which we currently do business, pending each state's approval."
The name 'Faithfull Ale' is taken from the song 'Faithfull', An examination of people's reliance on religious faith from Pearl Jam's 1998 album 'Yield'. Pearl Jam are currently working on their tenth studio album with long time producer Brendan O' Brien.