Beer #1: Echigo Red Ale. Music: "Twoism," Boards of Canada.
Okay, we have a winner, right off the bat. Populuxe Cowboy, head immediately to 99 Bottles and buy a lot of this stuff. It's delicious like a Scotch Ale, but not heavy like one. I can only ever drink one or two Scotch ales before I feel all heavy and need a lie down, but this stuff I think I could drink all night. Very nice.
Meanwhile, Boards of Canada is a band I've been hearing about peripherally for some time, and I have recently noticed that whenever something on Soma FM really grabs my attention, it turns out to be BoC with pretty high regularity.
Right, on to the next one.