Unofficial Beer | Dogfish Head Brews "Faithfull" In Honor Of 20 Years Of Pearl Jam

Unofficial Beer | Dogfish Head Brews "Faithfull" In Honor Of 20 Years Of Pearl Jam


Unofficial Beer | Dogfish Head Brews "Faithfull" In Honor Of 20 Years Of Pearl Jam


Pearl Jam circa 1991 (photo courtesy of Lance Mercer)

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s first studio album Ten, the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE has brewed a tribute beer to commemorate such a grand occasion.  Billed as a Belgian-style golden ale, “Faithfull Ale” (which is probably most likely named after the song “Faithfull” which appears on Pearl Jam’s 1998 release Yield) is a “delicately hopped” and “fruit forward” ale dosed with black currants over an hour long boil, clocking in at a 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 as a long-player band in a singles-obsessed world.” 

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Now this isn’t the first effort by Dogfish Head to combine beer and music.  Last year the Delaware brewery released Bitches Brew, “a bold, dark beer that’s a fusion of three threads imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho root” to commemorate the 4oth anniversary of the Miles Davis masterpiece album of the same name.  And in 2011 they celebrated the 100th birthday of Mississippi bluesman Robert Johnson with the release of “Hellhound On My Ale”, a “super hoppy ale that reached 100 IBU in the brewehouse”. (

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All three of these beers will be available for purchase in 750ml bottles as well as on draft in every state Dogfish Head is

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All year long Pearl Jam has saturated their fans with special “PJ20” releases in honor of the 20 years since their debut album was released.  Album reissues, an anniversary weekend concert, a documentary film directed by Cameron Crowe, a 10-date Canadian tour, a book, and a soon-to-air PBS broadcast have all been scheduled to hit the market in 2011.

And now they have a beer…!  It will be released later this month










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