Throughout history, beer and food have made a regular and likely pair. According to The Brewer’s Association, there are 3 things to consider when pairing food and beer. 1. Match strength with strength, 2. find harmonies, and 3. consider sweetness, bitterness, carbonation, heat (spice) and richness.
And while we’re big proponents of pairing beer with food, we thought that we’d take a whack at harmonizing the flavors of our beer with music. Pairing beer with music is a trend that has become popular for beer lovers around the world, and it’s been said that “beer can no longer drink alone.” We wholeheartedly agree.
For this series, we’ll pick one of our great brews and find the perfect accompanying playlist. (Thanks to the Swedish band, Graveyard, for creating their own rock-heavy drinking album and giving us this idea!)
Like a good Brian Connolly song with Sweet, our Drafty Kilt is nothing short of a “Ballroom Blitz.” Brewed with chocolate malt, cherrywood-smoked malt and roasted barley, this beer embodies a one-of-a-kind flavor without being too overpowering. As we say, “it’s sweet, but not obnoxiously so.”
So it’s only appropriate that we would create a one-of-a-kind, smoky, yet sweet playlist that perfectly harmonizes with our own Scotch Ale.
Without further ado, here’s our soul-stirring, well-balanced and bold playlist that fits as well with your ears as a glass of Drafty Kilt does in your hand. Woven with roaring tracks from southern rock stars such as Alabama Shakes, The Black Cadillacs, and American Aquarium; to soft rock, folk/Americana artists that set your mind adrift in golden brown wheat fields like The Milk Carton Kids, Sufjan Stevens and Hozier. This playlist truly embodies the perfectly balanced combination of smoky sweetness that we’ve created in our beer. We hope you enjoy.
2. The Gardener – The Tallest Man On Earth
3. Jolene – Ray LaMontagne
4. Live and Die – The Avett Brothers
5. Take It As It Comes – J Roddy Walston and The Business
6. Perfect World – Allen Stone
7. The Only Thing – Sufjan Stevens
8. Birmingham – Shovels & Rope
9. Secrets Of The Stars – The Milk Carton Kids
10. Morning Light – The Dirty Guv’nahs
11. When We Were Young – Brett Dennen
12. Future People – Alabama Shakes
13. Cherry Wine – Hozier
14. My Life, My Love – Family and Friends
15. Second Hand Heart – Dwight Yokam
16. Hold Back The River – James Bay
17. Miss Ilene – Radio Birds
18. A Maker of My Time – The Paper Kites
19. Wichita Falls – American Aquarium
20. Lost in My Mind – The Head And The Heart
Amazing playlist and kickass verbiage courtesy of Michelle Hanley, Events Intern.