SingleCut Beersmiths, a US-based brewery, has created a line of craft IPAs that teaches you the basics of guitar playing. Each can of Notes IPA beer has a chord chart, and comes with access to an interactive Snapchat filter and a plectrum-equipped ring-pull.
Hold My Beer I’m taking a solo!
Each SingleCut Beersmiths Notes IPA is emblazoned with a basic open chord shape. You get C, D, G and E-minor which, let’s face it, is probably all you need to write a song. You also get a plectrum on the can’s ring pull, so you can start strumming straight away.
The cans also have a personalized Snapchat filter, to give you an idea of what you should be doing. Each can of the Notes IPA has a corresponding colour for each chord, so if you’re really drunk, your mates can scream which colour chord you should be aiming for!
How much is the average guitar lesson? Let’s say $20 for the basics. And if that is the case, well, you got yourself a few beers in the deal as well.
The SingleCut Notes IPA can be found at the brand’s taprooms in Clifton Park, New York and Astoria, Queens. The four-pack will set you back $18, but, you get four free plectrums and a guitar lesson, plus your beer. Doesn’t sound like too bad a deal.
Unlike the UK, you have to be at least 21 to buy alcohol in the USA, so we Brits have a head start on our American cousins when it comes to getting drunk and playing the guitar!
Maybe they can make a soft drink version for bass players?