|Show sponsored by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, who are also brewing a "Beer Thousand" imperial lager to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bee Thousand.
MILTON, DE - DOGFISH HEAD CRAFT BREWERY PRESS RELEASE, JUNE 20, 2014:
"Beer Thousand celebrates 20th anniversary of seminal Guided by Voices album"
In early fall 2014, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will celebrate the spirit of indie rock greats Guided by Voices with the imperial lager Beer Thousand.
Just as Dogfish Head has always brewed the beers we want to drink instead of bending toward trends and tradition, Guided by Voices has always made the music they want to listen to.
"We're only making records for ourselves," GBV frontman Robert Pollard says, "I'm going to put exactly what I want on them."
To celebrate that independent spirit and the 20th anniversary of the band's classic album Bee Thousand, Dogfish Head has brewed Beer Thousand. This imperial lager, chosen to echo the copious amounts of lager that fueled GBV's garage recordings, is brewed with 10 grains and 10 hop varieties, and clocks in at 10% ABV.
10x10x10 = Beer Thousand.
"I can't believe it's been 20 years," says Pollard. "But I'll drink to that."
Beer Thousand is currently available in a small batch on tap at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del., while supplies last.
In early fall, Beer Thousand will be packaged and released throughout Dogfish Head's 30-state distribution network, pending local approval. Accompanying the beer release will be a 10-inch record with 10 songs recorded live June 25, 1994, during the "Insects of Rock" tour, the band's first tour.
Guided by Voices also will be playing a Dogfish-sponsored show August 21, 2014 at the recently refurbished Milton Theater, just blocks from Dogfish Head's production brewery in Milton, Del. Stay tuned for ticket information.