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Little Red Roostarr

In my last Pint Break I explored a barnyard brew. Now I would like to introduce you to this Little Red Roostarr that landed on my desk at dawn. Wait, this isn't coffee?! Even better...

As I celebrate with this beer, let's have some backstory. In 1964, the Stones covered Willie Dixon’s "Little Red Rooster" with original guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, a key player in the recording. They frequently performed this song on television and in concert and released several live recordings. "Little Red Rooster" continues to be performed and recorded by numerous artists, making it one of Willie Dixon's best-known compositions.

What a coincidence that The Rolling Stones 2015 Zip Code tour tickets went on sale this morning. I scored mine last week through the early bird special so it appears “Time Is on My Side!” (And I’m sure it won’t be “The Last Time” either)!

So what sound does a rooster make? Can you hear a stout sing? This Starr Hill beer brings music to my ears! Its vocals shout coffee (Black as night, black as coal) as the cocoa and complex malts balance the sweet, milk stout base. For the record (10 inch, 33 1/3 RPM), this beer is harmony incarnate. Craft­a­doodle­doo!

Until next time, stay tuned... ♪♪♪

– Lisa Silfies

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