Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Netherfriends' finding Middle America

One of my dreams is to travel to all fifty states and drink a wine and beer produced in that state while watching a live music show. Sadly, I'm not even close. I should of followed Shawn Rosenblatt who played a show in every state between April 2010 and 2011. What's even more remarkable is that Rosenblatt self-booked every show then self-record and produced an LP released under his stage name Netherfriends, Middle America. The EP is a reflection of that en-devour and features songs about several cities along the way and basically, this was a real surprise. I totally enjoyed this CD. Check out  Bloomington, IN for yourself. Thinking of planning a similar trip? Then listen to Lawrence, KS as an incentive and here's my beer\wine suggestions for each city:

St. Louis, MO: Schlafly Bottleworks \ Stone Hill Winery
Bloomington, IN: Upland Brewing Company \ Butler Winery & Vineyard
Columbus, OH: Elevator Brewery \ Wyandotte Winery
Kalamazoo, MI: Bell's Brewery \ Lawton Ridge Winery
Des Moines, IA: Court Avenue Brewing Company \ Jasper Winery
Madison, WI: Ale Asylum \ New Glarus Primrose Winery \ Yahara Bay Distillers
Chicago, IL: Half Acre Beer Company \ Wild Blossom Meadery and Winery
Rapid City, SD: Firehouse Brewing Company \ Prairie Berry Winery
Omaha, NE: Nebraska Brewing Company \ Soaring Wings Vineyard
Minneapolis, MN:August Schell Brewing Company \ Falconer Vineyards and Winery
Fargo, ND: he Great Northern Brewery \ Maple River Winery
Lawrence, KS: Tallgrass Brewing Company \ Davenport Winery

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