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    In hopes to keep myself more focused and disciplined, I've started a little youtube series. I haven't monetized the videos and I'm not selling anything. When I'm not working or gigging out my stress relief is playing mandolin and enjoying a good beer. I've spent hours working out licks and exercises that are just piling up so I decided to start posting one a week.

    What I try to do is learn a lick and then during my gigs that week, try and work it in to a tune. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Regardless it makes me happy.

    So I'm just trying to contribute something to this little community of ours. I don't think I'm some killer player by any means,there are obviously way better on this forum alone, I'm just trying to give something back.

    I'm also hoping someone out there may turn me on to a new beer or two as well!

    PS This was my first video posting using my Iphone, sorry about the orientation. will fix for next video.

    http://youtu.be/84c88IfrvYc

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    Default Re: Mandolins and Beer!

    Great idea!
    I'm a brewer at the Third Street Brewhouse. I think you would like our Lost Trout Brown Ale. Unfortunately, we are not in your area yet. We do have a contract with some franchise store down South that sells are cans. Be on the look out.
    http://www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com/...r-round-beers/

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    Thanks man! I'll keep my eyes peeled! Thanks for the kind words!!

    Great website!

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    AH! i do the same thing. What a great mix, mandolins and beer. Certainly not light beer either, something about playing the mandolin just calls for a real beer. I personally drink Shiner Bock, theyre brewed in Shiner, TX not too far from me. I just like the taste and ive tried quite a few.
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    Now that was fun. Good luck with the series. Try some Spaten Optimator.

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    They have that Fat Tire up here too.

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    danielpatrick, very nice playing, and I like the idea of mandolin music and beer reviews. I think you're the only one doing it. I'll look for Fat Tire beer here in Massachusetts. A couple of beers I like are Old Thumper, and John Courage (which is English, and I haven't been able to find it around here much lately, but it's good).

    Keep the licks and the sips comin'!

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    My favorite??? Summit Horizon Red IPA or the ever tasty Summit Extra Pale Ale. Just make sure you don't drip on your mandolin.
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    danielpatrick, Real nice playing and a great idea!
    One of my own favorites is Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA. I think I'll have one now and try to learn that Sam Bush lick.
    As far as the exact genesis of that particular lick, I can't help. I can attest that search-engine results are more on-topic if you include the word 'Sam'.

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    This falls under the general catch-all category of FWIW (what doesn't?), but the first other mandolinist I ever met, Al Kornhauser from the great state of Rhode Island, who showed me the G chop chord, when he was a senior and I was a freshman at college, went on to be a brewmaster at Anchor Steam in San Francisco. I know there are plenty of connections between mandolins and beer, but that's one place where my mind wanders when the subject comes up. FWIW ...
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    nice licks i was classical trained on the violin so i have to work on my blues licks and almost always beer fat tire is some good beer
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    Love Shiner!!!

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    Wow, just got home and want to thank you all for the positive feedback and beer choices!!!

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    Love that lick as well. This is a great thread idea. We should all post a lick and a brew. I concur on fat tire! There is a great beer made locally here in north carolina a called red oak. There are a ton of micro brews around here...great place to be!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Londy View Post
    Love that lick as well. This is a great thread idea. We should all post a lick and a brew. I concur on fat tire! There is a great beer made locally here in north carolina a called red oak. There are a ton of micro brews around here...great place to be!
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    Two of my favorite things in this world.


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    Mine too Pete! Thanks for the post!

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    At last, a concept I can really get into. Great idea.

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    Smuttynose Finestkind IPA, Smuttynose Robust Porter, Henniker Brewing Co Hopslinger IPA, Henniker Brewing Co Working Man's Porter, Arrogant ####### Ale.
    Having a beer while playing is a great way to relax! I will be looking for some of the brews mentioned here. Up here in New England we get some mighty fine beers (and some great mandolin makers)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Martin View Post
    Two of my favorite things in this world.


    (We need a Mando-beer icon to go with the popcorn)
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    Hey everyone! Thanks so much for all of the great responses to the thread. I'm finishing up #2 right now and it should be online shortly! Thanks again!

    daniel

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    Try a good cold Peroni or Birra Moretti while playing some Italian classics such as O Sole Mio, Godfather, come back to Sorrento, Arrivederci Roma and more! (need a beer drinking icon)
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    Hey all. Eric C brought it to my attention that I should post the updates on the original thread. Great idea Eric! Thanks and sorry for any confusion! Here is the new video link.
    http://youtu.be/opFy58a9Hws

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    Right in my wheelhouse for sure. My favorite is picking by the firepit with a Magic Hat #9, although, now that Fat Tire is available in the south, it's catching up. Since Suwannee Springfest, I'm also a big fan of Sweet Water, two in particular are their Road Trip and 420 brews.

    I have to admit, I've run the neck of the bottle up the neck of the mando high enough that the pitch freaked the dog out!

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    Smutty nose makes some great beers. Look for the variety pack. Love the IPA and ales. Any tabs available?
    Thanks. Great work.
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