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”



  • You should add ‘Black Dollar Bills’ by Hope of the States. The video was made purposely to be banned by MTV. It includes all of the criteria necessary to have had a video banned, at the time.

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