Pearl Jam Celebrated With New Line of Craft Beer
Cheers! Eddie Vedder has been known to enjoy -- and even sometimes share with the crowd -- the occasional bottle of wine while onstage, but he might consider switching to beer for this. The Dogfish Head Craft Brewery recently announced plans for a mid-October release of Faithfull Ale, a new line of specialty beer in celebration of Pearl Jam, this year's 20th anniversary of the band and two decades of their debut album, 'Ten.'
That mid-month release means the Pearl Jam brew should be hitting shelves right about now.
Named in honor of the Mike McCready-penned 'Yield' song 'Faithfull,' the brew is a Belgian-style golden ale that's "delicately hopped to 20 IBUs and fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over a one-hour boil." We're not quite sure what all that means, but with 9.4 fluid ounces per beer with 7 percent alcohol, we do know it is some pretty potent stuff.
"To me, 'Ten' is the perfect example of a record-lover's-record," brewery founder and president Sam Calagione says in a press release. "As an oft-centered brewery, we believe in celebrating the breadth of our whole portfolio and we feel an affinity for Pearl Jam."
The Dogfish Brewery plans to "send Faithfull Ale to all states in which [they] currently do business, pending each state's approval." So if your local beer shops stock Dogfish Head brew, keep a look out for Unfaithfull. And if they don't, maybe next time you catch PJ in concert Vedder will pop one open with you.