I heard about the Rogue Dead Guy growlers earlier this year at a local beer store and was bummed that I missed the opportunity to buy one last fall. This year when they came in they notified me so I could come over and grab one. I believe it was $16.99 which is not bad for 64 oz of beer and the best part is they glow in the dark. Well not the entire growlers but the white parts; skeleton on the barrel, etc. Like most things that glow in the dark it has to be completely dark for it to work but I will try to get a picture and update this post.
The beer is just the normal Dead Guy Ale which happens to be excellent. The beer has a nice bright orange color with thin white head. Mostly malt in the nose with maybe just a bit of floral hops. Taste is a bit hoppier than the nose but still has more malt than anything. Also some fruit in there although I am not sure what I am tasting, maybe apricot? Finishes clean and very easy to drink. 64 ounces of this beer is not a bad thing.
Pros: Very drinkable, balanced
Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 30
Brewers Website: Rogue
Brewers Description: 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.