Friday Music & Beer Pairing: Work It
It’s at this point in the year when all of our New Year’s resolutions are slipping through our fingers, and spring feels like a cruel joke that keeps slinking further away from us even as the days get longer.
The most common resolution concerns exercise losing weight/eating healthier. Those of us who routinely exercise often arrive at our gym/yoga studio/jogging path in early January to find it clogged with a sea of new faces. Who then disappear 6 weeks later, which would be around now (mostly, anyways).
My resolution was (again) to blog more. At this point, I must say I have been feeling fairly unsuccessful. So this post works to tie my personal resolution with the resolution of the many. I used to do a music and beer pairing every other Friday, and it’s really my favorite subject. When I saw that TAPS magazine was inquiring about people’s favorite music & beer pairing, I felt the urge to reclaim my favorite topic. Also, someone has to write something clever to make up for that pitiful fool who posted on the TAPS facebook page that “Kid Rock & Cold Coors” was his pairing of choice - yikes.
The song of this week is Nicolas Jaar’s revamp of Missy Eliot’s Work It - because it will be a great addition to your work out play list. And after your work out you will drink a beer, naturally - because drinking beer after exercising is good for you - so say the beer scientists. And the best beer to to enhance that post work out glow would be the 2nd collab brew between Rogue & Voodoo Doughnut - Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Ale. And - I know what you are thinking - “But I don’t live near one fo the 12 locations selling that!” Don’t worry - you can order it and have it shipped right to your door. Unless you live in Texas, North Dakota, Utah, Massachusetts or Canada…in which case you will need to get a PO box, or a friend, in a neighbouring state/country to ship it to.
Now - go work it !