I am drinking a Dead Guy Ale by Rogue Ales & Spirits at The Continental Tavern
Venue: The Continental Tavern
Venue City: Yardley, PA
Beer: Dead Guy Ale
Vintage Name: Dead Guy (2014),Dead Guy Ale (2016)
Brewery: Rogue Ales & Spirits
City: Newport, OR
Style: Maibock / Heller (Helles) Bock
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.8%
My rating: 3/5
Brewer’s notes: An ale inspired by the style of a German Maibock, brewed using our proprietary Pacman yeast, Dead Guy Ale is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish.
History: In the early 1990s Dead Guy Ale was created as a private tap sticker to celebrate the Mayan Day of the Dead (November 1st, All Souls Day) for Casa U Betcha in Portland, Oregon. The Dead Guy design proved so popular with consumers and especially Grateful Dead fans, that we made it the label for our Maierbock ale. Even though the association with the Grateful Dead band is pure coincidence, we have gratefully dedicated Dead Guy Ale to the Rogue in each of us.
The Dead Guy packaging remained unchanged for 25 years until 2017 when we updated the labels with our new design.