Two things that I absolutely love in this world other than my family and friends is beer (of course) and music. When the two get together it makes a magical event.

While I’ve been to many concerts and enjoyed some good beer, there hasn’t been many unions that I know of quite like the latest Dogfish Head beer being released in mid-October to celebrate Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary as a band.

The beer, named Faithfull Ale, is a belgian style golden ale brewed with 10 incremental additions of black currants and a modest 20 IBUs and 7% ABV. The name comes from their song Faithfull off of their album titled Yield (from 1998).

Pearl Jam Faithfull Ale

“To me, ‘Ten’ is the perfect example of a record-lover’s-record. The whole thing rocks. As an off-centered brewery, we believe in celebrating the breadth of our whole portfolio and we feel an affinity for Pearl Jam a long-player band in a singles-obsessed world.” – Dogfish Head President & Founder Sam Calagione

If you’re like me and excited to give it a try (I’m sure it’s worth a try even if you’re not a Pearl Jam fan) you are probably in luck. The company said it plans to distribute the tribute beer to all states in their current distribution.

I wonder how they decided on a belgian style ale with currants. It sounds like it could be pretty good, but I’m curious if there is any connection with the band.

Will you try it?


Logan is the owner of Blog About Beer. Along with blogging, he is also the author of two books, Beer Lover's Oregon and Beer Lover's Washington, an avid homebrewer, husband, dad of 2 girls, business owner and lover of ridiculously spicy foods.


  1. If you note on the Dogfish site, they are also re-releasing their previous music collaborations, including Bitches Brew!

    • Thanks Ed, I forgot to mention that. Hopefully I’ll be able to find those around here.

  2. Great piece of info. I am a Dogfish Head fan and, though not crazy about Pearl Jam, I like what Eddie Vedder has done acoustically. I will definitely give this beer a try.

  3. I think Dogfish Head is the ultimate beer for creative collaboration. I agree about not really being the biggest Pearl Jam fan, but given the reputation of the brewery and using music as an inspiration, I am sure this beer will not disappoint!

    Great Post!

  4. Thanks for the post, Logan. When we asked the folks at PJ what they like to drink, they said pinot noir and session lager, so that’s why we chose a fruit-forward golden ale.

    Hope you enjoy it. Cheers!

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