Dogfish Head Brewery has announced an exclusive Record Store Day release, enlisting Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux to curate a 10-inch vinyl.
Sage and Spirit will be a “soundtrack to a summer day” and feature Grateful Dead favorites like “Sugar Magnolia,” “Eyes Of The World,” “Lost Sailor,” “Saint Of Circumstance,” “High Time,” “Unbroken Chain,” “If I Had The World To Give” and, of course, “Sage and Spirit.”
According to press release, the LP will also include live cuts of “Jack Straw” and “Brown-Eyed Women” from the Dead’s famed Europe ’72 run.
“Choosing the songs for ‘Sage & Spirit’ really didn’t take long, but that’s not to say I didn’t put a lot of work into it. My directive was, ‘You’re sitting on the porch. It’s a summer day. You’re drinking a Dogfish Head American Beauty and listening to the Dead,’ and immediately I thought, ‘I got it,’” Lemieux said.
This announcement comes in the wake of the brewery’s revival of American Beauty, their Grateful-Dead inspired ale containing “succulent wildflower honey” and “toasty, sweet notes” at 6.5% ABV.
Adds Dogfish Head founder & CEO Sam Calagione, “The enjoyment of a beautiful beer alongside an amazing album is an exponentially awesome experience, and we at Dogfish, take every opportunity we can get to weave together the art of brewing and our love of music. We’ve always been inspired by the Grateful Dead’s creativity, collaborative nature and most of all music, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them again for the re-release of American Beauty and our Record Store Day release.”