Dogfish Head BEER ThousandDogfish Head Brewing presents –
BEER Thousand

ABV: 10
IBU: 31
Availability: Limited
Original Release Date: 11/2014

Through two decades of epic live performances, ups and downs, breakups and reunions, self-financed basement sessions and major-label releases, there’s been one constant for indie legends Guided by Voices: lots and lots of American lager.

To celebrate the band’s independent spirit and the 20th anniversary of the classic album Bee Thousand, Dogfish Head has brewed the bracing but highly quaffable BEER Thousand. This imperial lager includes 10 grains and 10 hop varieties and clocks in at 10% ABV.

10x10x10 = BEER Thousand.

No sipper, BEER Thousand looks like a light lager and has much of the light lager recipe DNA but it is amplified like a barleywine. Fleeting fruit notes in the aroma give way to a sweet and malty flavor and a clean, warm finish. It goes down perfectly between barrages of low-fi 90-second jams.

“I can’t believe it’s been 20 years,” says GBV frontman Robert Pollard. “But I’ll drink to that.”

SPECIAL RELEASE

We’re doing 1,000 cases of 6 750 ml bottles that will include A record (10 songs recorded June 25, 1994, during the “Insects of Rock” tour, the band’s first tour). The rest will be sold in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles.

BY THE NUMBERS
10 grains

  • 2-row pale malt
  • 6-row pale malt
  • Corn
  • Rice
  • Wheat
  • Dark Munich malt
  • Carapils malt
  • Light caramel malt
  • Dark caramel malt
  • Flaked barley

10 hops

  • Warrior
  • CTZ
  • Simcoe
  • Cluster
  • Galena
  • Galaxy
  • Centennial
  • Willamette
  • Cascade
  • Vanguard

We currently send BEER Thousand to our wholesale partners in the following states:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, ME, MA, MD, MI, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI