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What’s your Bitches Brew?

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Forty years ago, Miles Davis released the now iconic album “Bitches Brew,” an electric, rock-influenced jazz epic that gave him his first gold record. A few decades later— probably hovering over a homebrew kit in his cramped New York City apartment—future brewing star Sam Calagione spun the record while concocting his business plan for Dogfish Head.

It’s fitting then, that on the album’s 40th anniversary, Calagione unveils the brewery’s newest release, an ink-black, soulful Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew. Brewed with honey and gesho, an African plant popular in Ethiopia for its hoplike qualities, Bitches Brew is simply a marvel. Part imperial stout, part Dogfish-brand improv this brew sinks into the taste buds with roasty thickness and an orange blossom honey sweetness that stretches far back into the swallow. And like the album’s ebb and flow, the beer’s mocha roast segues to honey dryness, leaving ghost-notes hovering in the mouth until the next sip brings it back to life.

“Bitches Brew”—the album—was a game-changer for jazz, and given the level of inspiration it still offers when played to the right ears, I wonder what other iconic albums could rouse new brewing ideas?

Unpack the homebrew kit:

The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”—English pale ale spiked with strawberry, jasmine and lemon zest.

Velvet Underground “The Velvet Underground & Nico”—Schwarzbier with weizen yeast.

Otis Redding “Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul”—Rauchbier aged in cedar casks.

Neil Young “Harvest”—Wheat wine brewed with ripened apples and cinnamon.

What about you? What albums inspire beer recipes in your head, and what albums do you pair with your favorite beer?


 


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