Miles Davis recorded Bitches Brew the jazz fusion album, and for the fortieth anniversary of the release of that album Sony Music asked Dogfish Head Brewery to brew a commemorative batch of beer. This beer seems to have more going for it than just the taste of the beer and the eclectic ingredients used to brew it. How about tons of press not only from the beer world but from music industry and the television industry. Bitches Brew the beer was the featured beer in the first episode of Brew Master on the Discovery Chanel which is a show that is documenting Dog Fish as this creative up and coming brewery “ Off centered beer for off centered people. “ For the music industry this is the beer that is being featured at the anniversary party for the release of the new commemorative box set of Miles Davis Bitches Brew recordings. Its true Dog Fish is changing the way the masses are viewing craft beer and the movement behind craft beer. I can’t stress enough that this is a good thing.
So the question is to all of the beer geeks. Is the beer any good? I think the beer is good, it’s not the best imperial stout I have ever had but it is good. I wish they went a little deeper with the wild ingredients they were using and really tried to get some truly unique flavors from them. Few of us here know what Gesho is supposed to taste like or a Tej for that matter. This beer tasted like a stout and the only reason I knew it was brewed with such crazy ingredients was because it was labeled that way.
One thing is true that DFH is in business to sell beer and if they turn people off then its all for nothing. But the beer connoisseurs out there are looking for the extreme, and are willing to try new flavors even if they are a little off.
The craft beer movement needs a push like this and the bigger craft breweries need to keep pushing because lets face it beer is fascinating to any one, I mean come on who doesn’t like beer? The food movement is well on its way and wine has always been the drink to pair with the best foods but little by little beer is finding its way into the food scene. I would like to see more craft beer on some of these food shows, and I think it will happen, it just needs time.

Cheers