Thirsty Thursday: Rabble Rouser by Tooth and Nail Brewing Company


Beer: Rabble Rouser by Tooth and Nail Brewing

Style: India Pale Ale

ABV: 6.8%

Pairing: A rebel rising playlist

About the Beer: A Rabble Rouser is defined as “a person who speaks with the intention of inflaming the emotions of a crowd of people, typically for political reasons.”

This is one of my new favorite IPA’s in the region. It’s well balanced and not overdone on the bitterness. At 6.8%, it drinks like a crisp Pale Ale. After two, I could tell it would be a great night. Quantity and Quality! Three more and I might have to get on my soap box!!

I decided to make a playlist to get you in the mood to Rabble Rouse with me. Go buy yourself 6 Rabble Rousers, listen to the music, and inflame the emotions of your Facebook friends. (A typical Tuesday for me)

Rabble Rouser Playlist


Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit”

A most haunting song about lynched black men. I know I’m starting off strong with your emotions. But that’s my intention.

TV On the Radio “Dry Drunk Emperor”

“Did you buy the bull they sold you / That the bullets and the bombs / And all the strong arms / Would bring home security?” The George Bush era angst.

Bright Eyes “Road To Joy”

“What history gave modern man / A telephone to talk to strangers / Machine guns and a camera lens / So when you’re asked to fight a war that’s over nothing / It’s best to join the side that’s gonna win … No one’s sure how all of this got started / But we’re gonna make them goddamn certain how its gonna end.”

Neil Young “Revolution Blues”

Bit of a serial killer vibe but love the song.

T.REX “Children of the Revolution”

I hope my children will be children of a revolution.

The Wicked Mercy “Out of Your Head”

#OttBand The Wicket Mercy rock it out with Out of Your Head from their latest record Sundown.

Rage Against the Machine “Killing in the Name”

Want to stir up a crowd? Anything by Rage Against the Machine will do.

Dead Weights “Don’t Talk To Me About Morrissey”

Morrissey is known as a Rabble Rouser but Dead Ends don’t want to hear about it. #OttBand

The Adicts “Viva La Revolution”

Need I say more? VIVA LA REVOLITION!!!

Sex Pistols “Anarchy in the U.K.”

How could I not finish with the Sex Pistols? Arguably the biggest Rabble Rousers in this list.

Honorable Mentions

NOFX “The Decline”

Tune-yards “Manchild”