Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dogfish Head & Pearl Jam Celebrate PJ20

 2011 Marks the twentieth anniversary of  one of the most influential rock bands to rise out of the 90's grunge rock scene, Pearl Jam. Based in Seattle Washington Pearl Jam has remained somewhat intact led by the charismatic and often opinionated Eddie Vetter (lead vocal),  Jeff Ament (bass guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), and Mike McCready (lead guitar). The band's current drummer is Matt Cameron who joined the band in 1998. Former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons was also with the band for a period of time and was instrumental in bringing Eddie on board at the inception of the band. Oddly enough early comments from Australian fans, who have already seen the film, say that Jack is mysteriously absent. PJ20 is a film documentary which chronicles the bands sudden rise to fame and the turbulent yet tumultuous success they would find in the years which followed. Filmed under the guide of Oscar winning Director Cameron Crowe, PJ20 was conceived from over 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before seen footage compiled over the course of Pearl Jam's 20 year history. Set for limited theatrical release in the U.S., Europe and Australia, the film is also scheduled for a PBS premier on Oct. 21st at 9:00pm (ET/PT). This will all culminate with the DVD release of PJ20 on Oct 25th.

 Joining in the Celebration of  Pearl Jam's 20 year anniversary, Dogfish Head brewery is set to release the
single-batch limited edition brew called Faithfull Ale. On the heel's of Dogfish Head's two previous commemorative beers one marking the re-release of  Miles Davis's acclaimed album Bitches Brew and the other, Hellhound, which celebrated the 100 birthday of legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson, Faithfull Ale will likely follow in their tracks of anticipation and success. Faithful Ale is a 7% ABV, Belgian-style golden ale delicately hopped to 20 IBUs and fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over a one-hour boil. In keeping with Pearl Jam's long standing ethic for charitable contributions, Dogfish Head will donate $20,000 to the The Nature Conservancy. Dogfish Head has also assured us that Faithfull Ale will be available in all of their current markets. But I suggest that you get it early to avoid any last minute Jam.  Cheers!

For more information on PJ20 or Faithfull Ale visit: PJ20 & Faithfull Ale

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