Explore the connections between beer and classical music with 'Hop Notes'

Scott Blankenship, left, chats with Matt Schwandt of Bauhaus Brew Labs for Hop Notes, exploring the connection between beer and classical music. Nate Ryan

Did you know Antonin Dvorak had a pail of Pilsner beer delivered to his house every day? Many of your favorite composers were among the first beer geeks, and many of the same beer styles you enjoy today were around when Dvorak and your other favorite composers were busy writing their best music.

Hop Notes explores the connections between beer and classical music. In this first installment, Scott Blankenship explores the works of Czech composer Dvorak and tastes a Bohemian-style Pilsner with its roots in the past, updated to satisfy today's beer geeks, from Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis.

Playlist

Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12, American, 1st mvmt.
Pannon Quartet

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 1
CSR Symphony

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 2
CSR Symphony

Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12, American, 2nd mvmt.
Pannon Quartet

Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.