by The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 21 September 2010

Peanut butter and jelly. Ben and Jerry. Beer and music. In the case of some partnerships, the whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts. And thanks to the Philadelphia-based makers of Tuned Pale Ale, partaking in the time-honored combination of tunes and booze is about to get easier.

Their brew comes packaged to encourage musical experimentation, with markers indicating the notes produced by blowing over the neck of the bottle at various liquid levels, plus a notched side intended to be strummed with the cap. And since no ensemble is complete without a bit of percussion, the upside down holder works as a tongue drum. Now would be a good time to start thinking about the name of your band.