This video was performed at a local company here in FL, Sun Bum, that I wish I could have attended (since it was only an hour away). Unfortunately something pretty important was happening that day and left me unable to go. Sun Bum hosts events called “Sonny’s Porch” where traveling bands looking to get off the road can ride some waves, eat some food, shoot some pool, or just crash for a few hours. And of course if they feel like playing some music on their back porch… they’re stoked
About Matt Costa
Matt Costa taught himself to play guitar at age 12 by strumming along to Nirvana records—the musical evolution evinced on him came from some careful studying of orchestral approaches to composing songs. Costa’s Southern California roots have long played a key role in guiding his musical career. A former skateboarder once on the verge of going pro, Costa suffered a broken leg at age 19 and shifted his attention to music.
For more music by Matt Costa on Sonny’s Porch click here
Recorded by our friends at RF Nashville – Erin Rae, who is a folk singer-songwriter out of TN,
performs “Minolta” in her Kitchen near Greenwood. Erin is the vocalist and guitarist for Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles.
Pedal-Powered Beer is their community driven effort to create unique beer styles – sustain-ably. It encompasses the relationship between the patrons and Windmill Pointe Brewing Company to become an environmentally conscious brewery.
Here’s How It Works:
They generate their own electricity via “Pedal-Power” – the cornerstone of their electric brew house. Their stationary bikes produce pedal-power which is collected, stored and recorded. The number of kilowatts they produce from in-house “Pedal-Power” is subtracted from the total number of kilowatts used in each brew session “Beer”. The bottomline: produce more energy through pedal-power than consumed by the production of our beer.
Windmill Pointe Brewing Company is in pursuit of brewing distinctive beers in way that will make us feel a little better and smile a little longer.
What do you think of Pedal-Power Beer? Would you pedal for a brewskie?
The rf sessions bring you live performances of artists recorded by RF Nashville, a recording studio in East Nashville.
rf nashville is a place to write songs, record sounds, and mix music. It’s a studio that was put together to make artists comfortable while maintaining excellence. They have a great collection of new and vintage gear to inspire and create a memorable record. However, they know that gear isn’t everything – in fact it can be distracting. At its best music is personal and it’s relational. Because of that they value and nurture the community of artists, writers and musicians in their circle. The people are the greatest thing about rf nashville.
If you are looking for a place to dream up and write your next work let them know. If you need to find the right players and track your next record drop them a line. If you need a place to mix the project that you put your heart into, send them message. You know what…just click here
The art of making a growler is pretty darn cool and Portland Growler Company has put together a video showcasing the process in how they make their beautiful ceramic growlers.
Portland Growler Company began in the summer of 2010 as a collective of designers and ceramicists that came together to introduce hearty, handmade ceramic beer growlers in a city (Portland) known for its microbreweries. These jugs are slip cast using a high-temperature stoneware ceramic and fired to an awesomely extreme temperature of 2232 F. Each growler is personally stamped by the maker and sent on it’s way to happily keep your IPA fresh and cool.
They offer a myriad of mix and match options with three different handle styles and four texturally unique glazes. Each growler is slightly different and they love the complexity, character, and uniqueness of every growler that reaches your ice box. They can’t help but love to create and break the barriers of conventional growler design while giving you the truest handmade creation for the storage of your favorite brews.
Flip Top Lid for Growlers
You can shop online for these growlers and their accessories by clicking here
Potlicker Kitchen specializes in Vermont beer and wine jellies and small-batch artisan jams. In 2009, founders, Nancy and Walter Warner, left their rewarding and ever interesting careers in archaeology to relocate to Vermont so Walter could attend the Vermont Law School. While Walter honed in on cultural resource law, Nancy (already food-centric and an avid forager) began to focus on the local bounty and found great inspiration in Vermont’s food and beer culture.
The first batch of strawberry chipotle jam was made with 10lbs of berries harvested at the Thetford Strawberry Festival. This was quickly followed by other unconventional flavors such as homegrown blackberry basil jelly & wild sumac jelly. Hooked on canning, Nancy had a cupboard of jam and Walter pushed her to the farmers market…. possibly with the hopes of paying off law school loans.
One winter when fresh fruit was out of stock Nancy began turning all ordinary things (like coffee or wine) into jelly. After making wine jelly, the craft beer lover was determined to create a jelly that tasted like beer. The first beer jellies were cooked up late winter 2011 and quickly the most popular was beer jelly was made with local homebrew. Potlicker Beer Jelly began to gain ground and the homebrew crew couldn’t be asked to keep up with demand. Local Vermont craft beer is now sourced from no less than 6 Vermont craft breweries.
A can that goes topless, also known as the “The 360 lid” or 360 End™, was developed by Crown Holdings, Inc for the World Cup 12 years ago (in Africa) to eliminate waste at stadiums and to cut down on beer lines where people were stuck waiting for beer to be poured. A couple of breweries in the states have used them, most notably, Slyfox, who supplies craft beer in cans are supplied to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Pictured below is a 360 lid on the 2014 Oktoberfest cans next to a traditional can. Photos are provided by David Youngman who is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Rochester Mills Production Brewery & Beer Co. Their brewery appears to be the first to debut the cans in Michigan and their hopes will be to have the cans available in certain locations, including Ford Field.
have you tried one of the topless cans? Let us know what you think!