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05-03-2012, 09:13
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Yesterday, the bar in the Star took on the look of a whos whos and whats whats in music, providing the customers with plenty of opportunity to air their knowledge of musical trivia and drink some decent beer in the process.
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The most obvious, even for me, was a beer from Robinsons, created with the help of their home town band Elbow, and named after their album 'Build a Rocket Boys'. It was easy to get the musical connection, the pump clip was a CD ! Next on the bar was another Lancashire beer, this time Brightside 'The Beast'. A little more obscure here, but lovers of American Hip Hop music, (and aren't we all !) will be well aware of this this band. Even though the pump clip showed a cat.

Next up was 'Five' from the Bristol Beer Factory, who were an English boy band from the 1990's, and Glentworth 'Spellbound' which I was reliably informed by experts of this genre, was a song recorded by the punk band Siouxie and the Banshees. Pictish 'Black' followed, another obscure American band and finally a beer from Five Towns '65'. Not a musicial connection here you may think, until a look at the pump clip gave a hint. The strap line at the bottom of the clip read 'A Tad Insane' and the clip itself had a version of Bowie's famous lightning bolt from the album cover 'Aladdin Sane', get the connection now !

So there you are, how to theme an afternoon's drinking, without really trying.

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