America Drinks and Goes Home

More composer beer: Frank Zappa ale, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Absolutely Free.


(The same brewery has also released an ale in honor of Freak Out!) I keep waiting for this to be a trend. Composer/beer puns abound: Quincy Porter, Alan Stout, C.P.E. Bock—but for my money, nothing would beat a Virgil Thomson Unfiltered Wheat.

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  1. He wouldn’t—although he was a coffee and cigarette fiend. So we’ll consider it a parallel vice, not an incongruous one. (The brewery did get the permission of the Zappa estate to use the name, images, etc.)I actually just polished that bottle off, and I must say, this is some seriously good beer. Sort of a citrusy cross between a single and double IPA, with a nice honeysuckle overtone. Grab it if you find it. (Hoppy and slightly bitter, if that’s a dealbreaker.)

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  2. With this brewery being from Petaluma, do think there will be any chance for a beer in honor of Harry Partch? Maybe Hobo Red; Partch Bitter; Partch’s Thirsty alejust a thought

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