Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale

Screaming yourself hoarse at video games is a standard. Now you (kind of?) have an excuse for fits of 8-bit rage with 8-bit Pale Ale. Produced by Tallgrass Brewing, this 4-pack  dulls the pain caused by rectangular controllers slowly puncturing your palms. The 8-bit can features the 8-bit mascot and a salivating Pac-Man. Is there nothing that will sate Pac-Man’s lust for illicit substances (the white dots are pills, right)? Swill 5.2% alcohol per volume, and hammer on buttons to revive Mac in Punch Out!! It’s a great game to play punch drunk, and also regular drunk.  Make sure to swallow the ale completely before blowing into the cartridge, though.

Faithfull Ale Pays Tribute to Pearl Jam Milestone

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery proudly announces their new Faithfull Ale, a celebration of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary and its remarkable debut album, “Ten”. This Belgian-style golden ale is delicately hopped to 20 IBUs and fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over a one-hour boil. But only hard core Pearl Jam fans should consume Faithfull, which has a hardcore 7% ABV. Dogfish plans to sell Faithfull in all states where they currently do business, so ask your friendly neighborhood bartender for this celebratory brew. Just remember to give the rock n’ roll horns when you ask.

Robert Johnson’s Hellhound On My Ale

If you’re a fan of beer and blues, check out Robert Johnson’s “Hellhound on my Ale“. Currently released in limited edition, the super-hoppy ale celebrates the 100th birthday of Mississippi blues-man Robert Johnson. Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, and many more, cite Johnson as an influence in their music. Legend says he sold his soul in exchange for musical prowess. Fortunately, no need for you to go to such extremes to enjoy this brew.  A collaboration between Dogfish Head and Sony Legacy, “Hellhound On My Ale,” is 100% dry-hopped with Centennial Hops with sublime citrus notes courtesy of dried organic lemon peel and flesh added pre-fermentation. Available nationally at Whole Foods Markets.