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    Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:28:10

    Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident Releasing Solo Album and Beer - Get the deets!

    Good music and good beer. That's stuff we like. If you're the samesies, then read this post!

    Kyle Hollingsworth, the keyboardist of The String Cheese Incident, will release Speed of Life, his solo album, on August 19.

    To celebrate, the longtime homebrewer has decided to combine his two passions--music and craft beer--and is offering fans three free "Hop Tracks" from the upcoming album, each to coincide with the limited edition release of a nationally distributed craft beer by three different renowned breweries from across the country. Just as each beer was designed and handcrafted by Hollingsworth and the respective brewery, each track has been hand-selected to pair with its respectively released brew.

    Beer enthusiasts, read on! If you aren't that interested in the intricacies of beer flavoring, then move right along!

    Collective Distortion IPA—(available now) a collaboration with Stone Brewing Co.: Hollingsworth teamed up with Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele and hard rock guitarist Keri Kelli to create Collective Distortion IPA, available now via limited 22-ounce bottles and draft. Collective Distortion IPA offers a complex blend of floral, citrus and lemon flavors that balance well with a strong malt backbone, suitable enough to please any extreme hophead's palate. From using Vic's Secret, a new Australian hop varietal, for dry-hopping, distinct citrusy, pineapple and earthy-pine qualities are present in the flavor and aroma. Coriander and elderberries were combined to enhance the hop bitterness while still infusing fruit, earth and berry notes. For more information on Collective Distortion IPA and to download the two free tracks, visit stonebrewing.com.

    Hoopla Pale Ale—(available now) a collaboration with Boulder Beer Company: In search of the perfect festival beer, Boulder Beer Company's brewers and Hollingsworth joined creative forces. Imagination and improvisation flowed freely, and Hoopla was born. Hoopla Pale Ale is dry-hopped with generous amounts of Glacier hops for a fruity, floral hop aroma and flavor that will have your taste buds dancing. It is available now in outdoor-friendly and convenient 6-pack 12 oz cans and on draft. Each can has a QR code linking to a free download of "Here We Go." For more information on Hoopa Pale Ale visit boulderbeer.com.

    Cigar City Brewing—(available late summer): KH will also partner with Cigar City Brewing in collaboration with Rock Brothers Brewing in Tampa, FL, concluding his quest for beer collaborations stretching from coast-to-coast. Details on this brew will be announced in the coming weeks and KYLE will offer up a free download of "Happening Now," also off his new album. For more information on Cigar City Brewing, visit cigarcitybrewing.com.

    Free music and beer? Do it up!

    —Katie Sheehan

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