If you are meeting me for the first time you will quickly learn how much I love music. I will be honest, I have a hard time doing the simplest tasks sans music; cleaning, working, eating, the computer and especially drinking.
I never really thought about why music and drinking go so well together. Let me clarify what I mean by music and drinking. When I think about pairing booze and music, it is usually in a social setting such as a cookout or at a bar. Even a dinner with friends require music to stimulate the mood.
What do you get when you mix one part Veteran Rock promoter, one part Succesful Restaurateur and one part Rock Idol?
A family friendly craft beer chain?
There is a new celebrity promoted chain in town but this one has a craft beer bar.
In El Segundo, CA, Dave Furano, a veteran Rock Promoter for such bands as Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones and Bob Dillon, Michael Zislis an entrepreneur, restaurateur, hotelier and founder of Manhattan Beach Brewing Company and Gene Simmons from (well who am I kidding, you know who this is), teamed up to create a backstage atmosphere for Rock & Brews, a craft beer focused restaurant. This chain features about 40 rotating brews on tap, some pale lagers but mostly craft brews and an equally impressive bottle list. Check this link out for their current list of drafts and bottles.