The album was released in 1970 and as well as being a bestseller, has been hugely influential amongst jazz, funk and rock musicians. But now Bitches Brew by Miles Davis is also the inspiration for a beer by Dogfish Head.
It's a potent little number too, described as 'a bold, dark beer that's a fusion of three threads imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho root, coming in at 9% ABV. According to Dogfish founder Sam Calagione, is "the ultimate partner for chili or spicy curry chicken" and best enjoyed "sipped cool, not cold, from a snifter or red wine glass while listening to the Bitches Brew album."
That album is due a reissue in August, which is when the beer, with that very hip label, will be on the market at an as-yet undisclosed price.