Music and Beer: A Match Made in Rock ‘n Roll Heaven

Music nerds who are also beer nerds, prepare yourselves for a total geekgasm: The Asheville Brewing Company is teaming up with the Bob Moog Foundation to create Moog Filtered Ale. Yes, you read that right. There is going to be a beer named after the dude who invented the Moog synthesizer. Want to taste it? You’ll have to make your way to North Carolina between May 27th and July 31st.

But how about those of us who don’t happen to live in or near North Carolina? What are our musical brew options? After the jump, check out six more past and present beers distributed or inspired by musicians, just in time for barbecue season.


Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Made by: Lagunitas Brewing Company
Tastes like: “A big Ol’ Imperial Brown Ale to help you with your slipperly [sic] slide on into springtime. Rich, smooth, dangerous & chocolatey.”
Alcohol content: 7.83%
Weird fact: Lagunitas says they’re aware of Wilco, but the beer isn’t inspired by the band or, um, its album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Whatever you say, dudes.
This beer says: I’m a little bit country, a little bit (indie) rock ‘n roll… and a little bit in denial.