Episode #120 – Miles, Reality TV and the Bitches Brew

Episode #120 – Miles, Reality TV and the Bitches Brew

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Rarely does a brew take center stage on the Charlie Tonic Hour, but this week that is the case. That said, the brew in question, Dogfish Head’s Bitches Brew. is not the entire story. In fact it leads to a chat about the reality television series Brew Masters, the nature of reality television and a bit of a side walk into Miles Davis’ album Bitches Brew (for which the beer was crafted to celebrate). It’s all related, it’s all Tonic and it’s all here for you to enjoy!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 2 Minutes, 40 Seconds
Download the episode: charlietonichour120.mp3

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Segment 1 – Discourse Intercourse

(Starts at 18 seconds into the show)
Friday night dinner at Olive, An Urban Dive
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Gem City Comic Con
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Dinner at Cadillac Jacks
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The Studio Akumakaze House Party
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Passing by Toxic Brewing Company
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Curse of Cassandra
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Ford Theatre Reunion
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Segment 2 – Bottoms Up
Dogfish Head: Miles Davis Bitches Brew

(Starts at 14 minutes, 35 seconds into the show)
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In honor of the 40th anniversary of the original release of Bitches Brew, Miles Davis’ 1970 paradigm-shifting landmark fusion breakthrough, we’ve created our own Bitches Brew — a dark beer that’s a fusion of three threads of imperial stout and one thread of honey beer with gesho root. It’s a gustatory analog to Miles’ masterpiece.

Featuring the album’s iconic artwork, created by the late Mati Klarwein, on its label, Dogfish Head’s Bitches Brew was unveiled at SAVOR, An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, on June 5, 2010, at the National Building Museum, Washington DC.

Haven’t experienced the Bitches Brew album? Two 40th anniversary editions of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew — a Legacy Edition and a deluxe Collector’s Edition — are available.

According to Dogfish founder and president Sam Calagione, the ale is “the ultimate partner for chili or spicy curry chicken” and best enjoyed “sipped cool, not cold, from a snifter or red wine glass while listening to the Bitches Brew album.”

Sam was drawn to the alchemical spirits in Bitches Brew right out of college, acquiring a copy of the album “within months of the first time I brewed a batch of homebrew in my apartment in New York City. I listened to it when I was writing my Dogfish business plan. I wanted Dogfish Head to be a maniacally inventive and creative brewery, analog beer for the digital age. You could say that my dream was to have Dogfish Head, in some small way, stand for the same thing in the beer world that Bitches Brew stands for in the jazz world. You can imagine how excited we are to be doing this project 17 years after I wrote that business plan.”

“There’s a spirit of innovation, of creativity and individuality, that’s at the core of Miles’ music,” said Adam Block, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Legacy Recordings. “Sam and Dogfish Head approach their art from the same place and consequently the marriage is an easy and cool one.”

Segment 3 – Reality Television?

(Starts at 31 minutes, 21 seconds into the show)
Brew Masters on the Brew

Segment 4 – Closing Out The Show
(Starts at 45 minutes and 15 second into the show)


Charlie and Ginny’s Music Recommendation For This Week
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (Original Full Album)

The Music You Hear Throughout the Episode

Ford Theatre Reunion
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All Music Featured Comes From FTR’s
Famous Monsters Album
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