Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
Country: United States
Style: Fruit Beer
Abv: 8 %
What about the beer?
Colour is light red with a small white head. Aroma has sweet bourbon, vanilla and berry juice. Taste begins with sweet vanilla-spiced cherries. Bourbon-soaked cherries and vanilla caramel malts take over. Towards the end slightly sour, sweet syrupy cherries get the upper hand of the bourbon. Aftertaste has sweet cherry juice and mildly bitter boozy kick.
Sweet, nicely barrel-aged cherry beer. Expected just cherry juice, got gently boozy and softly spicy cherry-flavoured brew. Fruity and strong. Very nice.
Someone can see the connection between bourbon whiskey and Tennessee, but the fact is that the song just started to play as an earworm while sipping the beer. So there were no options.
Arrested Development: Tennessee (YouTube)
From the 1992 album 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of…, the song was written by Thomas Todd and Aerle Taree. (The word ”Tennessee” was sampled from Prince’s Alphabet Street, 1988, and the unauthorized use cost the samplers 100.000 $.)