Tag: Music

  
All Together Now: Beer Choir Unites Drinkers in Song For Love of the Craft by

Beginning modestly in 2015, Michael Engelhardt’s Beer Choir, which revives the historic link between beer and song, has grown to 25 chapters nationwide.

Punk Rock Meets Chinese Cuisine at Arizona’s Chop and Wok Barkeep by

Chop and Wok’s personality is a reflection of its uber-energetic owner Jamie Mather, a Hawaiian-born surfer, punk rock singer, and beer aficionado.

Can You Taste the Music? Breweries and Bands Collaborate on Beers Inspired by Song Feature by

As brewery-band collaboration projects become more commonplace, new research suggests that neurological connections between how we process taste and sound could exist—potentially taking musically-inspired beers to a new level.

TapRoot in Anchorage, Alaska Barkeep by

Over the years, TapRoot has hosted everything from burlesque shows to Scotch tastings, plus ongoing events like karaoke nights and a trivia series. They’re doing their damnedest to keep Anchorage weird, and it seems to be paying off.

Three Heads Brewing: 5 Essentials 5 Essentials by

Partners Dan Nothnagle, Todd Dirrigl, Geoff Dale, and Brian Johnson can’t live without these five things at Three Heads, their funky and hop-forward brewery in Rochester, N.Y.

Public at the Brickyard in Wichita, Kansas Barkeep by

Knowing that there was a need in Wichita for a craft beer bar that focused on serving local ingredients, business partners Brooke and Travis Russell and Drew Thompson opened Public at the Brickyard in 2012.

The Outer Space in Hamden, Connecticut Barkeep by

Made up of a cozy wooden bar area with some adjacent tables, a small back patio, a swanky retro lounge, and a ballroom area for the music, The Outer Space hosts acts most days of the week.

Kevin Lilly, Founder, Rock Brothers Brewing Last Call by

Many breweries have tried to build on the likemindedness of musicians and craft brewers. Rock Brothers seems to have gotten it right. Since 2012, Rock Brothers has partnered with Hootie and the Blowfish, 311 and other bands to release several award-winning beers.

Summer Festivals Increasingly Bring Beer and Music Together News by

As the popularity of craft breweries spreads, so does their presence at larger, music-focused festivals like Vermont’s Hop Jam, Colorado’s Telluride Blues & Brews, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival and West Virginia’s All Good Festival.

Beer News News by

Ninkasi opens in-house recording studio; Flying Dog wins free speech battle; US canned beer sales grew in 2014; and Brewers Association makes an appeal to eBay.

Brotherhood Steam Beer by Anchor Brewing Co. Label Approval by

If you’re a fan of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, the blues-rock band formed by Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson, you know that Anchor’s Brotherhood Steam Beer can is a new experience for Captain Nebula, the “intrepid interspace gnome” who appears on CRB artwork.

2nd Shift Brewing: 5 Essentials 5 Essentials by

To run a brewery of any size it takes a wide range of tools, equipment, ingredients and paraphernalia. Sometimes having a furry companion around can help, too. Here are the five things that Crider and Brown can’t live without.

Southern Drawl by Great Raft Brewing Label Approval by

When Lindsay and Andrew Nations were building the look of their Shreveport, La., brewery, Great Raft, they didn’t have to look much further than the art hanging on their own walls for inspiration: the hand-drawn, lithographic style in the music posters created by Tennessee artist Justin Helton.

The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers Shelf Talker by

Why we’re reading The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers.

Arts & Crafts: Breweries Dip into Creative Fields Feature by

Around the country, brewers are collaborating—not just with other brewers, but with artists of all mediums. Together, they are creating beers that aim to go beyond the five senses to convey emotions and feelings. Delving into music, television and theater, brewers are combining the craft of brewing with the performing arts.

Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Barkeep by

Khyber Pass has seen many incarnations since it opened in the 1850s. These days, it’s a beer bar serving up New Orleans fare (and cult favorite Benton’s Bacon Grease Popcorn); but just a few years ago, the Khyber was a venerable music venue. That rock & roll attitude is still around today.

Musical Beers Innovation by

Coupled with the bottles, a six-pack of Tuned Pale Ale is a whole music-making kit—with beer.

Punk’s Not Dead: It’s Brewing Organic Beer in Canada Feature by

Crannóg Ales’ head brewer, Brian MacIsaac, is a very proud Irishman who toured the globe playing bass in the punk band Immoral Minority. Today, instead of mohawks and mosh pits, it’s brewing organic beer that lets him crowdsurf the world.

Beer Rocks: The Organized Chaos of Brewers and Their Music Feature by

Both musicians and brewers express themselves as artists by putting a lot of themselves into their craft; be it a new Stout or a new song. It’s no huge surprise then, given these fundamental similarities, that many brewers are also musicians and many breweries have their own bands.

Beer News News by

What’s new in beer, from Smuttynose’s expansion to Australia’s toad trapping reward.