There are a lot of great musicians who have died young. Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding… the list goes on and on. These artists went down in history for going against the grain, introducing something new to music as a whole, and transforming the way the public listens to music. They became legends in their own right. We still play their albums today, decades later, and are reminded of the struggles they went through and how the times affected their music. One such artist is Bob Marley, a global icon and musical legend.
It might be fitting that we chose Bob Marley’s tune about absolution and freedom, “Redemption Song,” for our THURSty THURSday selection this week. You might remember a year back when we did another Marley tribute, “Three Little Birds,” a Belgian Tripel with sweet hints of plum and berries. It also had a well balanced tartness that pleasantly complemented the fruity notes. For “Redemption Song,” we aged the Tripel in rum barrels from Muddy River Distillery. The result is a slightly piquant, super mellow beer ruminiscent of a boozy fruit tart.
Our weekly Thursday staple, Libretto’s Street Pizza, will be on site for dinner or a quick pre-supper snack. If you can’t make it out today, try to visit us throughout the weekend for some good ol’ fashion fun and good brews. We’ll be supporting Water for People on Sunday with a special pint donation afternoon, so you can drink for a good cause! Get up here between 3p and 5p and grab a pint– $1 for each pint sold will go to the organization.
Reggae Roundup: Reggae, a popular form of music that emerged from ska, has parented over 15 different types of music. Many reggae songs have many political or cultural references, focusing on social activism and messages of peace.
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