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Grateful Dead-inspired beer leaves ingredient selection to fans

Ever wonder what the Grateful Dead’s music should taste like? Well, here’s your chance. The surviving members of the band are working with Dogfish Head Brewery to create the “American Beauty” ale, with ingredients selected by fans, as the L.A. Times reports.

The brewery website explains how suggestions can tie into the band’s brew: “Did you trade a bushel of fresh clementines for tickets to a two-night stand at Long Beach Arena? Or maybe your dad first laid eyes on your mom sipping a cup of green tea in the parking lot of the legendary Cornell ’77 show?”

Whoever picks the winning ingredient — to be chosen by Dogfish and the surviving band members — wins a trip to the brewery to witness the beer-making process. The beer is due to hit shelves this fall.

The closest thing you can get to tasting the real Grateful Dead (besides the Grateful Dead beer that is) would be to see the main post-Dead project, Furthur, who have announced a four-night Colorado run in February. Photos from the band’s last Red Rocks show are above.

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Kelsey Fowler is currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.