Topic Archives: Musical Collaborations

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing teams up with punk band NOFX, debuts festival

Stone Punk in Drublic

NOFX can easily considered one of the most successful independent bands of all time. Formed in 1983 by bassist Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin, the band has never signed with a major label. That kind of independence is very familiar to California’s Stone Brewing. Perhaps that’s where Stone Punk in Drublic, a collaboration with NOFX rises from.

First, the name. Stone Punk in Drublic is named for NOFX’s 1994 release by the same name, considered the band’s most popular release, selling over a million copies.

This craft brewing meets punk music collaboration, is a hoppy lager perfect for “when you just need something to wash the noise down.” In conjunction with the release, Stone and NOFX have unveiled Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival in five U.S. cities, with the band and 100+ craft beers headlining the party. Other muscial acts include Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, Less than Jake, and Goldfinger.

This beer was brewed as a collaboration between Stone Brewing and Fat Mike. Who showed up and mostly just got in the way.

Stone Punk in Drublic will be available in 12-ounce cans only in the festival markets found below starting in September. For full festival details, visit www.PunkInDrublicFest.com.

Style: Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans
Distribution: ID, WA, CA

Debut: September 2017

5.8% ABV

Festival Dates:

Saturday, September 16 – Tacoma, WA – America’s Car Museum (on sale Friday, July 28)
Saturday, September 16 – Tacoma, WA – America’s Car Museum (on sale Friday, July 28)
Sunday, September 17 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater (on sale Friday, July 28)
Saturday, October 14 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion (on sale Friday, August 11)
Sunday, October 15 – Sacramento, CA – Bonney Field (on sale Friday, August 11)
Saturday, October 28 – Huntington Beach, CA – Bolsa Chica State Park (on sale Friday, September 1)

Posted in Burial Beer Co, Headlines

Burial Beer & Interboro Spirits and Ales team up with Run the Jewels

Burial Beer S-T-A-Y Gold IPA can

This Friday a new musical collaboration arises. Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer and Brooklyn’s Interboro Spirits & Ales are teaming up wth hiphop group Run the Jewels for a special hoppy release. Stay G-O-L-D IPA debuts in Asheville on Friday.

Run the Jewels was founded in 2013 by rappers El-P and Killer Mike. Besides his hot rhymes, Killer Mike has a love of beer. A few years ago he flew to Chicago to do a special collaboration with Goose Island. (We actually visited him at his barber shop in Georgia.)

Burial Beer Stay G-O-L-D IPA is brewed with the help of Brooklyn, New York’s Interboro Spirits & Ale. Named for a track on the groups latest “Run the Jewels 3” release, Stay G-O-L-D is juicy India pale ale brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops. Interboro released their cans back in March.

Aromas of dank pineapple lemon honeydew. Tangy citrus piney flavors with clean bitter finish. – Interboro Spirits & Ales

Stay G-O-L-D will be available at Burial Beer in Asheville, North Carolina starting Friday, April 7th, at 2 pm. The brewery plans on bumping Run the Jewels tunes all day. No distribution.

Style: IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans.
Debut: 4/7/17

6% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Don't Miss This, Mikkeller, Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

Never gonna give you up. Rick Astley is creating his own beer

Even if you are too young to have experienced Rick Astley’s hit, “Never Gonna Give You Up”, the chances you haven’t heard the song are slim. The 1987 single rocketed him to fame, topping the charts in 25 countries. The internet brought the the song back into popularity again in 2008, thanks to the now infamous “rickrolling” prank. Google that.

His next hit? Beer.

Danish brewer Mikkeller has reportedly partnered with Rick Astley, on a new lager. The beer has yet to be named.

No word on if the U.S. will see Rick Astley’s beer, however it is important to note that Mikkeller started brewing stateside in 2016 at their new San Diego facility.

Prediction. Rickrolling will soon evolve to be chugging this beer. Think Smirnoff Ice and “icing” someone. Singing will have to be involved.

Posted in Aeronaut Brewing Co., Don't Miss This

Aeronaut Brewing & indie band release a “beer can album”

Aeronaut T.R.I.P. IPA

Somerville, Massachusetts based Aeronaut Brewing has teamed up with indie band The Lights Out, on a different kind of collaboration.

The music-meets-light combo band has opted to not just collaborate on a beer with a brewery, but release a full studio album “on” the can. Let’s start with the beer and work backwards.

Aeronaut T.R.I.P. is the name of the beer – an imperial session India pale ale. Paradoxical? Yes. That’s exactly how the team wanted it. The Lights Out is really into the multiverse theory of the universe. It may sound a bit insane, but scientists postulate that shortly after the Big Bang formed the universe, space-time expanded at variable rates in different places. That gave rise to “bubble universes” that may/could function with their own separate laws of physics. The band’s philosophy is built off this idea.

The album explores the idea that our observable universe is one of many — a multiverse — where everything possible exists somewhere. It was inspired by the theory that each of us has infinite reflections of ourselves, living alternate lives. Each song on the album was written as a report back from another reality visited by The Lights Out.

Aeronaut T.R.I.P. is not session a session beer at all, but a 7.5% alcohol by volume IPA brewed with a hop perfect for this kind of collaboration – Galaxy.

As cool and trippy as all this sounds, the only way to get the album is to buy the beer. Apparently there are instructions printed on the can telling you how to obtain it. (We are assuming it’s not an iTunes link.) Aeronaut Brewing’s lineup is available around the Boston area.

Style: IPA
Hops: Galaxy

Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: November, 2016

7.5% ABV

The Lights Out its all about light shows. Check their performance below.

Posted in Crooked Stave, Don't Miss This

Crooked Stave Totem, a musical collab with The Motet

Crooked Stave Totem

Crooked Stave Totem Wild Ale debuts this summer, a collaboration with musical group The Motet.

The Motet hails from Boulder, Colorado – a six-piece group whose sound incorporates elements of funk, jazz, folk, and world music. (You can thank iTunes for the assist on that description.)

As for Crooked Stave Totem, the wild ale is a specialty blend of wild ales from the brewery’s sacred barrel cellar. Plus berries. Wild ales a crazy good with berries.

Totem is inspired by the oak barrels we hold scared at our brewery. Stacked to the ceiling, they elevate the natural wild beers we brew. This limited edition bottling will only be available through Summer, 2016 in celebration of The Motet’s new Totem and their headlining show at Red Rocks on July 22nd.

Crooked Stave Totem will be available in 12.7 ounce bottles throughout the summer.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Berries. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Debut: June, 2016

5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Dogfish Head, Headlines

Dogfish Head American Beauty Art Updated for Dead’s 50th

Dogfish Head American Beauty 2015

Dogfish Head American Beauty, the brewery’s tribute, and inspired by, The Grateful Dead, is getting an artwork overhaul in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary.

The imperial pale ale combines American hops and an ingredient not seen in beer often – granola. Dead fan (and beer fan) Thomas Butler shared his favorite concert story that lead to the granola choice.

Inside this bottle. Your miracle ticket awaits. We called Americas Beauty, an imperial Pale Ale inspired by the Grateful Dead. The best way to capture 30 years, 100 albums, 1,500 shows? Let the loyal fans drive the recipe. Among thousands of suggestions, granola was top. It was the main course in millions of parking lot meals and is newsstand toasty complement to the all-American hops and barley. There was something different about a Dead show. Whether you saw one or 103, you felt it but you knew it wouldn’t last forever. If only you could have bottled it …

Dogfish Head American Beauty is slated to make a seasonal appearance again in May, 2015.

Style: IPA (w/ Granola)
Availability: 750 ml bottles
Return:

9% ABV

The previous label…Dogfish Head American Beauty

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Surly Brewing

Surly Doomtree Beer Headed to Cans

Surly Doomtree Beer

Surly Brewing recently teamed up with local hip-hop group Doomtree in honor of their farewell tour. The band just finished the eight day blowout yesterday.

Doomtree joined Surly in the brewhouse in order to make an unconventional, bastardized style. The style ended up being a well-kept secret until it was party time. The result is Surly Doomtree Beer, a dry-hopped, bitter beer. An unusual take on something traditional? Fits them both quite well.

Surly started with homebrewing in the garage. Doomtree making some noise a basement. Careful what you do in your spare time, man. That stuff just might end up taking over your whole life.

A decade later, Doomtree meets Surly. Instant crush. We’re both indie and strong-willed. We love Minnesota and we are allergic to focus groups. We don’t have a formal professional outfit between us.

We convene at the brewery to scheme. Working in extreme secrecy, we decide to make a beer. Team Surly suggests a “bastardized style” that will build on the classic, but buck convention. Doomtree cannot nod vigorously enough. We know this style. Guided by instinct, we came up with this dark, gold, toasty aromatic, subtly spicy, bitter enough, dry-hopped brew. Best enjoy it cold in a spare room with new friends – Dessa

Surly Doomtree kegs have made their debut, and 16 ounces cans are on the way.

Style: English-style Bitter
Availability: 16oz Cans
Arrival: Early 2015

5.7% ABV

Note: This is a “first look” preview. Details are subject to change at anytime by the brewery.