This beer might just be the coolest beer ever made. It’s literally hip-hop infused with music by none other than The Wu Tang Clan. It’s a Golden Saison and goes by the name of Ain’t Nothing to Funk With. The beer was released last November, sold out in less than an hour, and you better believe that Inspectah Deck was in attendance for the release party.
— Dock Street Brewery (@DockStreetBeer) October 21, 2015
The brewers of Dock Street Beer in Philly decided that the theory of humans being a product of their environment could also be applied to their product, so they strapped on a wine-barrel-sized pair of custom headphones and “serenaded” it with Wu Tang music 24/7 for 6 months.
According to their site, they even tested their theory with a control batch and ultimately concluded that the tunes had absolutely affected the taste of the beer, in a good way. They also said that science proves that vibrations help yeast grow, which is a key component in the flavor profile of a Saison.
Dock Street was founded in 1985, and they continue to kill the craft beer game. Their Rye IPA has been rated as one of the best Ryes in the world, and they have received plenty of recognition for both their experimental and traditional beers. These guys are also the ones who brewed a beer inspired by their favorite TV show, The Walking Dead, which contains the ever so appropriate ingredient of goat brains. We are anxiously awaiting to see what they’ll brew next, as it will without a doubt be something awesome.
You can watch Wu Tang make magic happen here:
— vincethebrewer (@vincethebrewer) May 21, 2015
Photo Credit: Dock Street Beer