By Daniel Bordage
Beer: Ginger Mead by Trafalgar Ales and Meads
Pairing: A Random Playlist
About the Beer: This week, I wanted to randomize my experience. Nothing like putting random on and getting a good stretch of music while working out, hosting guests, or just chilling at home. Sometimes you will get a dud and, full disclosure, I skipped “Ions” by Tool. I posted a video of my process on how I chose the beer with a die HERE… The beer isn’t really a beer, it’s mead. Meads are said to be the oldest known alcoholic drink recorded. Opening the bottle, its odor was very sour. The first sip was like drinking a sour beer. Ginger was present but overshadowed by acridity. I was a bit disappointed as I wanted more ginger for this Ginger (I have red hair, I’m allowed to say it). This playlist of randomness was also curated by our very own Eric Scharf
One of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages, our Ginger Mead is a dry, slightly sparkling drink with prevalent natural flavours and aromas of wildflower honey and fresh ginger root. Enjoy this offering with fish, sushi, or spicy Thai cuisine.
Bonobo “Pick Up”
Happy this one came up first.
Atherton “Good Gone”
#OttBand Hip Hop artist. Old School meets New School
Japandroids “Evil’s Sway”
I find they sound the same in most songs but this one is worth it!
Alanis Morissette “Hand In My Pocket”
The beauty of random. #OttBand
The Morning Benders “Promises”
White Wires “All Night Long”
The White Wires can show up randomly all night long. #OttBand
Average Times “I Hate Tomato Juice and I Hate You”
There is nothing average about the smile on my face everytime this song comes on while on shuffle… oh, puns. #OttBand
Amadou & Mariam “Fête au Village”
Mau Chao produced them. Well worth a listen.
Handsome Boy Modeling School “A Day In The Life”
Featuring RZA and Mars Volta… yeah, I know!!
DangerDoom “Benzie Box”
Best Fuzz sound on the bass…
Mehdi Cayenne Club “L’art pour l’art”
A great #OttBand that is well deserving on finishing off the playlist