Monday, November 16, 2009

Beer and Music, vol 1

I like beer. I love music. The two often go hand-in-hand. But expressing the relationship between beer and music can be difficult, at best. How do you expound on the similarities between Bruce Springsteen and Lakefront? Or the Three Floyds and The Transplants? Or Brooklyn Beer and Neil Diamond?

The only way I know how is to just let you listen to what I think a brewery sounds like. Or, perhaps stated in the alternative, here's some music that reminds me of a brewery.

In this case, the music is stylish, poppy, up-beat and easy on the ears. But if you really listen, there's a lot going on: a ton of lush instrumentation, complex and/or humorous lyrics, time changes and vocalization.

Take a listen to these songs and tell me what brewery YOU think of. I'll post mine eventually, but I'll give you a hint that it is a Wisconsin brewery or brewpub.

ps. I want to make this a regular feature, so let me know what you think.

Allo' Darlin' - Henry Rollins Don't Dance

Andrew Bird - Imitosis

I'm From Barcelona - Mingus

You'll have to click through for this one, sorry.
Miniature Tigers - Giraffe

So, what brewery does that music remind you of?


  1. I'm always interested in what is playing at a brewery when I visit one. Most recently I spent a few days working down at 3 Floyds, lots of munch and crunch type speed metal (who would have guessed) - perhaps there's also an occassional corelation between the brand's label and the type of music they listen too. Hmmm, what do they listen to at Surly (you got it - metal).

  2. Anonymous Beer and Music, my two cents.

    Tyranena Brewery; Morris Day and the Time

    Capitol; Boston, Chicago, The Guess Who

    Ale Asylum; Judas Priest

    Furthermore; Milli Vanilli

    Minhaus; Menudo

    Great Dane; Back Street Boys

    Gray’s; Jefferson Airplane/Starship

    Sprecher; Bocephus

  3. Two more cents....

    T J Whitney’s; Vanilla Ice or M C Hammer


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