Poll: Music style preference w/ craft beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by F_Clamrod, Oct 29, 2017.


What type of music do you listen to?

  1. Mostly Rock (Metal, Progressive, Blues, Alternative, Indie, etc.)

    241 vote(s)
  2. Mostly Country

    12 vote(s)
  3. Mostly Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B

    26 vote(s)
  4. Mostly Classical or Jazz

    19 vote(s)
  5. Mostly Pop

    4 vote(s)
  6. A little of everything or Other

    126 vote(s)
  1. F_Clamrod

    F_Clamrod Initiate (0) May 16, 2014 Texas

    Just wondering if there's any correlation between appreciation of craft beer and music style preference. Thanks in advance for your responses BA's!
  2. oldbean

    oldbean Aspirant (272) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    Well we’re all a bunch of white dudes so probably rock first, then country and hip hop in some order, then the rest.

    #2 oldbean, Oct 29, 2017
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  3. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (835) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I listen 50/50 Country and Classic Rock.
  4. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,227) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I think if you put metal as a choice apart from rock it would win hands down.
  5. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,425) Aug 22, 2010 Florida

    I listen to all types of music, but once a Metalhead...ALWAYS a Metalhead!
  6. ICTguy21

    ICTguy21 Aspirant (211) Jul 18, 2017 Kansas

    Rock will win here because it's such a broad category. I usually listen to alternative/folk/indie rock but chose a little of everything because I can't stand metal.
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  7. marquis

    marquis Crusader (760) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    After 55 years of drinking beers, almost all from small local breweries , I still have not a clue what "craft beer is"
    What test do I apply if somebody plonks down a pint in front of me and I want to know if it is craft?
    I have had some superb beer from big brewers.They do not seem to lack craft.
    What I do appreciate is the craft of a cellarman who transforms the beer sent out from the brewery into pure ambrosia .
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  8. Hayden34

    Hayden34 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2014 Georgia

    I voted "A little of everything" because I literally listen to almost anything. My Sunday ritual is to clean up my CHU (I'm in Afghanistan) and listen to music. It usually takes me an hour or two. My playlist this morning included: The Dirty Heads, Ini Kamoze, Black Sabbath, Clutch, Wu-tang, The Steeldrivers, Tupac, and finally Ramin Djawadi. Probably the only music genre I'm not really into is Pop music.
  9. Shanex

    Shanex Champion (855) Dec 10, 2015 France

    Despite my location, I am a country afficionado. Should have been born in Tejas...

    Enjoy gentlemen and happy Sunday!
  10. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (673) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania


    Lots of other stuff

    But not country unless it's vintage. Can't deal with that new stuff

  11. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,035) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I would be surprised if there was. My taste buds operate independent of such influences.
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  12. thuey

    thuey Aspirant (218) Nov 13, 2015 California

    I will say that to @oldbean 's point, me and my wife are not White, but my wife particularly hates it when we go to a dive bar and all they play is metal. (I don't mind it so much.)
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  13. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,292) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    So glad you set up a poll - been a few posts the past few weeks that coulda/shoulda been polls that I was starting to think the feature had been disabled - lol...

    Metal for me BTW...
    \m/ :rage: \m/
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  14. scream

    scream Defender (634) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    "classis" rock, folk, country, blues, jazz-I spend a lot of time on music websites downloading free live shows. Just checking my library I could listen 24 hrs a day and never hear the exact same track for 123+ days.
  15. Ranbot

    Ranbot Zealot (545) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    This poll would more interesting if metal/punk/industrial/hard rock were a separate category.

    Coincidentally, I am going to a Gwar concert tonight and I am sure I will have a craft beer or two.
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  16. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Crusader (774) Jan 19, 2013 New Brunswick (Canada)

    A listen to a pretty diverse selection, from Rock to hip-hop, metal, jazz, folk, country, reggae, punk... pretty much everything with the exception of what I call "girly pop" (no offense meant to any BA's or anyone else who likes that sort of music).

    I would definitely say that Rock takes the majority of my listening time, though. I'm mostly into everything under the umbrella of "Classic Rock" but I do listen to a lot of blues, jazz, and some newer Rock stuff too (huge Foo Fighters fan here).
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  17. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Crusader (774) Jan 19, 2013 New Brunswick (Canada)

    I'm on the same page lol! I had around 10,000 songs on my old iPod until I decided to go with streaming a few years back. Spotify is pretty lovely but unfortunately has a download limit of 3,333 songs :grin:
  18. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (1,924) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Classical and Jazz seem to be an odd pairing; IMO.

    Judging from a sample of one, I don't think this is a single demographic. Maybe each is expected to be a tiny ratio of all respondents. Maybe I'm being a tad defensive here. Ok I'll just vote and be done with it. Put me down for Classical, and Jazz, if I must. The more I type, the more I think, "Stop typing!"
  19. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (1,924) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Hmmm. I just noticed that I applied a different question to my reading of the OP's actual question. I replied to, "What music do you mostly listen to, when drinking craft beer." My response to this question is, Classical. However, to the OP's pole question, my general taste in music, is very eclectic, just about anything. Except, well not to put a blunt point on it, Jazz.:slight_smile:
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  20. scream

    scream Defender (634) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    37,721 tracks which does not include the ones that have not been tagged yet. Music gets played by 2 Squeezebox Touch units connected to stereo systems on the 1st floor and basement. Music files reside on a hard drive attached to my PC on the 2nd floor.
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  21. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Meyvn (1,271) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina

    Strait heavy metal. Even if I didn't drink beer I would still listen to heavy metal
  22. Wiffler27

    Wiffler27 Meyvn (1,264) Aug 16, 2009 New Jersey

    I'm a little bit of everything. my Pandora "master channel" is a mix of my favorite stuff and it's fun to listen to

    -classic rock: Zeppelin, Eagles, CSNY, Hendrix
    -pop/doo wop from the 50s/60s like Dion, etc
    -some rap like Tech N9ne, Eminem, Immortal Technique
    -modern rock like Foo Fighters
    -modern pop like Imagine Dragons
    -classical and movie themes like Star Wars Binary sunset (my Pandora classical channel is pretty sweet)
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  23. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,508) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I think real County is called Americana these days.
  24. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,508) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I'm probably as much a music nerd as I am a beer nerd, so it's a little bit of everything for me. I've been on a Tropicalia/Brazilian kick lately. Next month it'll be something different, I'm sure. :slight_smile:
  25. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,227) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    And why is Opera not a choice?
    How come now Show tunes choice?
    Nothing goes better with a big barrel aged stout than some soaring arias.
    Most Sondheim tunes go lovely with a crisp berliner
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  26. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (1,924) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    I totally agree that some styles go better with certain music than others. Probably just the moods they evoke, but never the less, there is something to this observation.
  27. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,111) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Classic rock - except when drinking BP Indra Kunindra, where Hindustani or Carnati seem more appropriate.
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  28. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,233) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    I was born in ‘76 so I do love me some 80’s music, but really my passions lie in the 90’s alt rock scene with the likes of Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins. I’m also an avid John Denver freak but that’s an outlier. At one time in my life I’ve listened to everything, I don’t mind Country music either.
  29. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (541) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts

    It's funny how you form something of an impression of people online based only on their posts and then you find something out about them that totally throws that impression for a loop :slight_smile:

    I've always wanted to check those guys out but have never quite got the chance. In a somewhat similar vein, I'm going to see Goblin tommorow night though!

    I answered "other" because while I mostly listen to various forms of rock, I listen to a lot of ambient and electronic music as well. I've also been an on and off hardcore Phish fan over the past 30 years too. Judging from a lot of the screen names on this forum and beer names at various breweries, we seem to have pretty good representation in the beer world.
  30. HeilanCoo

    HeilanCoo Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2014 North Carolina

    Bluegrass. And the Dead.
  31. Tamarack

    Tamarack Initiate (51) Sep 22, 2016 Massachusetts

    Gonna say, I know these people aren't lumping in grass with country hahaha
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  32. zid

    zid Savant (918) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    I had the same reaction to @Ranbot 's post. :slight_smile:
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  33. Rollmeaway2loadout

    Rollmeaway2loadout Aspirant (241) Jan 30, 2016 Illinois

    I go with mostly rock. I might be stuck in a rut. Rock & Roll is around 60 years old. I am in a rut. I enjoy Bob Seger,Bruce Springsteen,John Mellencamp,George Thorogood,Jackson Brown,The Rolling Stones,Lynnyrd Skynyrd ,The Eagles ,and Jackson Brown. When was the last rock & roll band formed? some are "blue collar rockers". You may ask" what does Seger know about making a thunderbird, Mellencamp has to be near a farm tractor,and Springsteen is a billionaire".From the Book "Rivethead" by Ben Hamper.
    Rock & Roll is 60 years old. How many rock and rollers with the name Bob can you name?

    How about trying to match stand up comic styles to drinking beer.I like Rodney Dangerfield, Denis Leary, Lenny Clarke ( I saw him live when he was thin),Jay Leno,Tim Allen
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  34. MilkLeg

    MilkLeg Initiate (143) Feb 8, 2016 Alberta (Canada)

    This thread needs more Mutoid Man
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  35. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,111) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Steven Wright would pair with anything dry...
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  36. zid

    zid Savant (918) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    Don't confuse craft beer appreciation and BeerAdvocate users though... even if they feel like one and the same. Maybe someone who is into "pop" and craft beer is less likely to post on BeerAdvocate than someone into metal and craft beer.
  37. Rollmeaway2loadout

    Rollmeaway2loadout Aspirant (241) Jan 30, 2016 Illinois

    You are correct sir--
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  38. bsullivan

    bsullivan Initiate (61) Aug 17, 2017 Connecticut

    I take the Newport folk festival definition of folk as my genre
  39. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Crusader (774) Jan 19, 2013 New Brunswick (Canada)

    A few more tracks than myself haha!
  40. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,227) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Or Method Man