Published Jun 20, 2014Dogfish Head Brewery has announced a sudsy salute to lo-fi alt rock greats Guided By Voices' classic 1994 Bee Thousand LP via a tributary brew. Dubbed, obviously, "Beer Thousand," the drink is set to be slung by fans of the Ohio outfit later this fall.
A press release confirms that the craft brew comes in time for the 20th anniversary of the album, with the 10 percent ABV imperial lager comprising 10 grains and 10 hop varieties. If you do the math on that (10x10x10) you'll note the punny title is also mathematically sound.
Famously inebriated GBV head honcho Robert Pollard had this to say about the signature beer: "I can't believe it's been 20 years, but I'll drink to that."
Batches of the brew will be available at tonight's (June 20) Guided By Voices show in Madison, WI, but "Beer Thousand" will be available at U.S. liquor stores this fall. Though details have yet to be delivered in full, packages will also include a 10-inch record featuring 10 songs recorded during the group's "Insects of Rock" tour in 1994. Sadly, the beer will not be sold in Canadian stores.
Here's hoping Dogfish can smooth things out by next year if they plan on making an "Ale-ian Lanes" anniversary brew.
Meanwhile, Guided By Voices are still on the road supporting their recent Cool Planet. You'll find the tour info down below.
06/20 Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre *
06/21 Chicago, IL - Green Music Festival
06/22 Minneapolis, MN - Walker Arts Center (Rock The Garden ) &
07/10 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place@
07/11 New York, NY - Irving Plaza #
07/12 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club #
08/22 Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater %
08/23 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony %
11/07-09 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
* with Bobby Bare, Jr.
& with Spoon & Kurt Vile
# with Crystal Stilts
@ with Speedy Ortiz
% with Boogarins