BrewDog Killed The Radio Star
Good beats play a big part in how we make our beers which is way it's rare to find our crack team of brewers hard at work without the BrewDog stereo cranked up to 11.
In fact, we've brewed beers to every kind of genre imaginable - hardcore metal, pop, punk, classical...even the odd bit of country music when our feisty female brewer, Halley, had her way.
Music needn't just be an accompaniment to the brewing process however, which is why we've put together a mini-playlist for when your supping on a brew and need a backing beat to match.
So, headphones in, beers out, glow-sticks at the ready for...
5am Saint to the tune of Barry White's 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe':
Often described as one of our smoothest beers thanks to its whirl of caramel malts and fruity hops, 5am Saint is suaveness. Bottled. So as your pour this ruby-red nectar into a glass, why not fire on the King of Smooth himself, find yourself by an open-fire and roll out the shag-pile. We guarantee you won't be able to get enough of this amber ale.
Sink the Bismarck! to the tune of Nena's '99 Luftballoons':
When we crafted Sink! it had more than a cheeky nod to the efforts of our Germany friends. What better musical pairing then, than one of Germany's most famous pop songs aka 99 Red Balloons. A protest song that hails from the heyday of the Berlin Wall, 99 Red Balloons topped the charts in over 10 different countries...a status our one-time record holding beer knows all to well.
Trashy Blonde to the tune of Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun':
The saying goes that blondes have more fun; trashy blondes specifically. This iconic song's chirpy riffs and 80s synth has something of a tropical twang to it which is rather fitting given the volume of sassy passionfruit and pineapple hops crammed into this firecracker of a beer. We're pretty damn sure that ol' Cyndi wouldn't mind being branded something of a 'trashy blonde' either.
Tokyo to the tune of Air's 'Alone in Kyoto':
When it comes to the alluring neon-buzz of Japan's major cities, it's no wonder they've become so inspiring to artists and musicians alike; our beers being no exception. With Japanese arcade games providing the starting point for our 12% intergalactic fantastic imperial stout, we think that the unusual combination of chocolate malt and cranberry lends itself better to one of Japan's Imperial cities - Kyoto. If grabbing a flight over there seems like a bit of a hassle, we suggest tuning into Air's 'Alone in Kyoto' as the next best alternative.
Punk IPA to the tune of Daft Punk's 'Harder Better Faster Stronger':
Tasked with pairing our iconic Punk IPA with some suitable tune-smithery might lead you to think Sex Pistols or even the Clash. Instead we're thinking about punks of the 'daft' variety or, more precisely, 'Harder Better Faster Stronger' since Daft Punk's rebellious and resinous beats are capable of giving your ear drums the same relentless beating as Punk IPA does your taste buds. Saying that, with adjectives like 'harder', 'better', 'faster', 'stronger', it's probably best to keep this pairing to yourself and not the Portman Group.
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- Love Gun by Kiss for Trashy Blonde Thomas15.11.2010
- The Edge - Yes "Close to the Edge"
Punk IPA - The Saints "(I'm) Stranded"
5am Saint - Electronic "Getting Away with It"
Trashy Blonde - Hole "Miss World"
Tokyo - The Vapours "Turning Japanese"
Paradox - Bad Company "Can't Get Enough"Neil E13.11.2010
- I also suggest:
Megadyptes - Syntax Error with Hardcore IPA
Nine Inch Nails - A Warm Place with Paradox SmokeheadGareth Young12.11.2010
- Biffy Clyro - Semi Mental and a Chaos Theory Steve and Jim12.11.2010
- Heh, knew I couldn’t be the only one to do music and beer pairings
From the mind warping
to punk through the ages
To the metal
Always love Ulver combined with high ABV beers as well, very soothing as you let it all was over you
- End of Century paired with Gimme Danger by The Stooges
Punk IPA with MC5's Kick Out The Jams
Tokyo with Michelle Gun Elephant's Vibe On! One amazing Japanese band.Thomas12.11.2010
- Personally i'd have though that Daft Punks would have suited Hardcrore better, what with it being quite literally Harder and Stronger Tom Pickreing12.11.2010
- Good posting, i've long thought Brewdog inspires music comparisons.
For me the Hardcore IPA is the Sex Pistols
- nice idea with the bottletops on the guitar, might give that a try. beave12.11.2010
- Not very punk rock music choices ;) Johnny Mac12.11.2010