Every good song deserves a drink, and vice versa.

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Van Winkle 12 Year Old Lot B x For Emma Forever Ago

Van Winkle 12 Year Old Lot B x For Emma Forever Ago

Good Winter. . Drink: Van Winkle 12 Year Old “Lot B” – Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Song: For Emma, Forever Ago – Bon Iver . The Holidays are over; all that’s left is the snow. What do you do with a wintery come down, […]

Prairie Christmas Bomb x Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Songs

Prairie Christmas Bomb x Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Songs

. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S . Drink: Christmas Bomb – Prairie Artisan Ales Song: Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Songs – Perry Como (1946) . Snow is falling, the fireplace is going, the chunky sweater is on, the lights are up, (most of) the shopping is done, how’s […]

Beer Geek Breakfast x Still Crazy After All These Years

Beer Geek Breakfast x Still Crazy After All These Years

And we talked about some old times and we drank ourselves some beers. . Drink: Beer Geek Breakfast – Mikkeller Brewing Song: Still Crazy After All These Years – Paul Simon (1975) . Some days, when you have a free and easy day coming on, […]

About Me

About Me

Welcome to A Drink and a Song, my name is Jon, thanks for hanging out. I have been working in the craft beverage field for a few years now and one of the first things you learn about are pairings. Food and Beer. Wine and […]

Trillium Vicinity DIPA x Darkness on the Edge of Town

Trillium Vicinity DIPA x Darkness on the Edge of Town

The promised can. . Drink: Vicinity Double IPA – Trillium Brewing Song: Darkness on the Edge of Town – Bruce Springsteen You know Ba-ruuuuuuuce. Everyman from everywhere USA. This is the album where he perfected that. Darkness on the Edge of Town tells tales of […]

Bourbon County Stout x “Blood on the Tracks”

Bourbon County Stout x “Blood on the Tracks”

Tangled up in booze. . Drink: Bourbon County Brand Stout – Goose Island Song: Blood on the Tracks – Bob Dylan . A great stout for the world’s greatest breakup album. This is probably my favorite Dylan album because it blends together approachable songwriting with […]


About ADaaS

About Me

About Me

Welcome to A Drink and a Song, my name is Jon, thanks for hanging out. I have been working in the craft beverage field for a few years now and one of the first things you learn about are pairings. Food and Beer. Wine and Cheese. The idea is that the two together are greater than the sum of their parts. The balance of acids, sugars, spice, and fats in the food can bring out the quiet, subtle notes of the beer, wine, cider, etc. You can use the balanced sweet and acidic notes of Riesling to cut through the green heat of some killer fish tacos. The nutty and caramel notes of a solid Gouda can really bring out the softer biscuit notes of a Brown Ale. And on and on forever. Now, I’m all for food and I’m certainly all for the fermented treats, but what I found really interesting was the experience of pairing these things up made the beer taste better. The act of getting the idea down, grabbing the special cheese from Wegmans, serving it up on a one of those boards you never actually get to bust out, having the beer or wine all ready chilled and on the counter, using your special glass that you have to hand wash so you never use, and finally bringing it all together to actually think about what you are smelling and tasting. The emotional connection to the drink being served is just as strong, I think, as the physical one. I didn’t think that had to be limited to food, though. You can get a very similar feel from great music being paired up with a great drink. It all comes down to thoughtfulness and routines. For music, you pick your album based on the mood you’re in, or the one you want to get in. You have to pick it off the wall, or find it online. You see the album art, you feel the weight of the paper, you have to put the record on, the CD in, or click play. The sound fills a room or moves around your headphones. You have a drink picked out to end (or start) your day with. That drink was also picked purposefully. Is it a special bottle you’ve been saving for after a good day? You’re going to want some Stevie Wonder. A can you grabbed at the local shop of something you’ve been hunting for? Try some Meat Puppets. Did you have this wine on a date one time with that girl with those eyes matched her dress? Donovan. Is it a whiskey that your Grandpa would always have on the shelf? Artie Shaw.
It’s important the drink and the song be good. It’s importanter that they be good to you. I hop you enjoy.
-Jon