Ten Bands We Wish Had Their Own Beer
I think I would probably drink anything Annie Lennox told me to drink, but her own brand of wheat beer is a definite yes. It would be reddish blond, obviously, and maybe just a little sour. And since the other half of the Eurythmics, Dave Stewart, recently released Ringmaster General Shiraz, named after his most recent solo album, I'm going to suggest they be consumed together, over a pot of chocolate fondue (an actual pairing suggestion for Ringmaster General Shiraz). It'll be a little funky, but definitely, um, electrifying.
Modest Mouse - The Ocean Breathes Malty
Image from Stuart Sevatos
Modest Mouse's song "Gravity Rides Everything" was once used in a commercial for Miller Genuine Draft, which band member Isaac Brock was pretty happy about, as he was hoping to get a lifetime supply of beer out of the deal. Respectfully, Mr. Brock, I think you can do better than MGD. I vote you create your own dark, malty brew to match your often dark, brooding music. If that goes well, move on to a high gravity beer and call it Gravity Rides Everything, of course. Actually, a lot of Modest Mouse songs would make good beer names. Maybe they missed the boat with this whole music thing.