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    Beer and beats

    Music and spirits combine to make a good brew

    Aiming to draw attention to craft beer, the folks at Big Brewsky have decided to blend the city’s favourite things – music and beer. “We wanted to find a fun way to educate people on what craft beer is so we created Brewsical, an India first, where a music group that they design and brews with us,” begins Narayan Manepally, one half of the duo behind Big Brewsky (the other being Paul Chowdhury). For the first Brewsical, they’ve collaborated with Lagori, the folk rock fusion band most familiar to the city. “We videotape the entire experience from the first day to launch,” Manepally says, elaborating that the short clips will combine fun, education, music,

    brewing without boring the viewer. The clips, which includes the band breaking into song and the entire crew doing the line dances, will be released on facebook.com/BrewskySJP
    The beer, called Lagori Amber Witbier, incorporates an amber colour, spices (coriander) and orange peel, to satisfy the band’s desire to have spices incorporated. “Plus, an exclusive New Zealand hops called Pacific Jade, in order to meet the aroma,” Manepally adds.
    At the launch, on May 30, Geeth Vaz (vocalist and guitarist), says beer and band fans can expect plenty of surprises. “We are bringing in Girish Pradhan, of Girish and The Chronicals, for the performance and others. Expect older and popular tunes apart from new ones,” he shares. Vaz, most excited that they’re following in the footsteps of legends Iron Maiden (who created Troopers, a beer they handcrafted in collaboration with Robinsons brewery in Cheshire, England), says it was all about the cool ante! “It is a novel concept and we liked the idea of us being the first Indian band to have our own beer,” he shares. The fact that all the band members love beer was an added bonus.
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