Guided By Beer: Dogfish Head Brewery Unveils New GBV Ale


It’s the champagne of Pollard beers!

By Uncle Blurt

Yer ol’ Uncle loves pounding back the brewskis, particularly when I’m down front at a Guided By Voices show. Ask me sometime about the time Robert Pollard handed me his half-consumed PBR and I chugged it on the spot. But I digress… Here’s a little ol’ news item from BLURT’s buddies at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, who annually co-host our SXSW day parties:


To celebrate that independent spirit and the 20th anniversary of Guided By Voices’ 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.”


Us too, Bob. Full details can be found on Dogfish Head’s site, including the fact that upon release, the beer will initially be paired with a special ten-song10”record featuring tracks recorded live on 6/25/94 during GBV’s legendary Insects Of Rock tour. And on August 21, GBV will play at theMilton Theater in Milton, DE, in close proximity to Dogfish Head’s production brewery.


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