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Thirsty Thursday: Staring at the Radio, Staying Up All Night on Strangebird's Stereo Sound

Thirsty Thursday is a column spotlighting craft beer across Rochester and the surrounding area. This week, we take a look at Strangebird's fruitful and moderately sweet Stereo Sound.

Photo by Jordan Taylor

I have spent a lot of time next to the radio.


The FM wavelengths filter in through the speakers. The worn, fuzzy, slightly muffled sound. The warm, lush, pillowy words and instruments. I remember my parents bringing the old Radioshack AM/FM stereo with the six disc changer onto the porch just as the weather would be getting warmer. Put on a mix including—Prince, the Beatles, Olivia Newton-John, Queen, Beastie Boys and Meatloaf. My brother and I would dance, and dance, and just jam out as we feasted on freshly picked berries.


Cracking open Stereo Sound, a gose brewed style beer by Strangebird, the newest brewery in Rochester, made me want to relive those moments. So I take the old Stromberg-Carlson I thrifted out onto the porch, tune it WCMF and just dance to whatever is considered "classic rock" now. The warm spring days spiking to 70 degrees teasing the beauty of it.


And I was back there.

On the porch. With my brother.

Jamming out.


Dancing as the blackberry and raspberry flavor coats the palate—reminding summer is just around the corner. The sourness isn't abrasive like these warm spring days spiking to 70 degrees. The salt makes you just the right amount of thirsty—craving for the next sip of a day full of pure unadulterated beauty.


As advertised on the decorated steampunk radio label, it is "too sweet to be sour, too nice to be mean" and what just happens to play on the old radio? "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys!


And I was back there.

On the porch. With my brother.

Jamming out.


Check out what else Strangebird has to offer here.


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