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American Beauty: Sneak Peek

Limited, Draft Only
Original Release Date: 

Here's an early glimpse at American Beauty, the Imperial American Pale Ale we're brewing with Grateful Dead and one lucky super-fan who helped craft the recipe.

More than 1,500 loyal fans of the brewery and band suggested an ingredient idea and the Dead-inspired story behind it. Our favorite was granola, from California Dead Head and craft beer lover Thomas Butler. (Get the story here.)

“The components of granola – honey, toasted grains, oats and fruit – offer a lot from a beer perspective,” says Thomas, a chemist by day, homebrewer by night. “The idea is to have a sessionable ale that highlights the oats and honey with a nice ‘dank’ hop selection.”

American Beauty: Sneak Peek is brewed with all-American malts and hops, granola and little bit of soul. It's malty with a big hop kick,  and notes of toasted almond and honey round out the flavor profile and balance out the hop bitterness.

American Beauty: Sneak Peek will be tapped on Friday, July 26, and will be available until its gone. Look for the bottled batch this fall.

Due to limited availability of our small-batch Brewpub Exclusive beers, this beer is not available for growler fills.

Fruity aroma with notes of cloves, orange peel, honey, with sublte notes of yuzu, slight pepper spice lingers. 5.2% ABV is right for day drinking.