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Beer Talk: Joe Jackson

Monday, August 06, 2012

The English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist Joe Jackson (best known for hits like “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” and “Steppin Out”) recently stopped by to talk about his new album of Duke Ellington songs, called "The Duke." Jackson is also quite the stealth connoisseur when it comes to beer -- and so we invited him to sample a few ales with us in this installment of Beer Talk.

We enlisted the help of the East Village craft beer shop, Good Beer, and their manager, Jen Dickey - who picked out a few brews. Hear Jackson and John Schaefer discuss an ESB from Stroudt, an IPA from Loose Cannon and a wild beer from Greenflash described to taste of "sweaty gym sock."



Joe Jackson

Comments [2]

Barrett Benton from Brooklyn, NY

Hey, Jim, it's radio, not Bravo. ;-)

Jackson hit the head on the nail - yeah, that's how the Brits put it - about the big problem with most contemporary IPAs: the original recipes currently followed were formulated to allow the beer to travel quite far, without the niceties of refrigeration, and still taste reasonably good. This is why these contemporary IPAs practically take your head off at first sip. I'll stick with Bass, thank you.

On the matter of music, I'm looking forward to giving "The Duke" a spin soon.

Aug. 07 2012 11:01 PM
Jim from New Hampshire

Paleese. Tasting beer from paper cups?

Aug. 06 2012 11:15 AM

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