Well, I don't know much about Mr. Rock. While he is a Detroit native, his genre is..."Southern rock-rap?" Kid Rock created American Badass Beer and the Michigan Brewing Company contracted it. He also wrote a song called American Badass. Sample lyrics:
Pass that bottle around
Got the rock from Detroit
Soul from Motown
The underground stoned fuckin pimp
With tracks that mack and slap back the whack
Never gay, no way, I don't play with ass. Charming, amiright? Read a few song lyrics, he is very into his heterosexuality. And he does enjoy a bottle and created a beer to enjoy with friends. His words, "People that like premium beers and Guinness is their choice, they will not like this. I want this to be like the beer I drink. You grab it, you share it with your friends, it's refreshing, it's cold, it gives you a good buzz. Done."This is the palest beer I have ever seen. It's slightly yellowish water with a 3 finger sudsy head and lots of carbonation. The smell? Like a watery macro lager. The taste? Like a watery macro lager. This could be the beer for the person who does not like beer, since it's more water than anything. Faint grass, faint apple, faint earthy afer-taste. This beverage is very thin. Have I mentioned watery?It's somewhat drinkable, since there is not much flavor, and relatively little alcohol at 4.2%. In a nutshell, this is bad. Not badass. Not even close.
I'll give it a D, because at least this will maybe stiumlate the Michigan economy for a minute.
In my mind, good beer will be enjoyed with good music. And all with Michigan pride:
How about humming along with a Huma-Lupa Licious to the Marvelettes?
Or savor a Bell's Special Double Cream Stout whilst enjoying my girlfriends Slumber Party:
Or Dragonmead's Under the Kilt Wee Heavy whilst skanking to Mustard Plug?
Michigan! America's High-Five. I don't know where this surge of Michigan love is coming from, but I think I'll thank Kid Rock.