Beer and music—clearly two of life’s twin pleasures, but how much more awesome is it when the brew you’re drinking actually connects to the tunes on the speakers?
That’s the idea behind the burgeoning trend of music-inspired ales and lagers, from Sepultura’s brand-new weizen to Lost Abbey’s barrel-aged odes to classic rock anthems.
Dogfish Head has been a trailblazer in the genre, crafting quaffable homages to Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and bluesman Robert Johnson. But these days, more and more artists and breweries are spearheading projects that combine beer and music in interesting ways.
Click through the gallery above to see 12 of the coolest music-beer mashups.