By Matt Ingersoll

What does music taste like? If you’re listening to local Grammy Award-winning fingerstyle guitarist Ed Gerhard, it tastes crisp, approachable and smooth — at least, that’s what it’s translated to in the form of a craft beer, says Michael Hauptly-Pierce of Lithermans Limited Brewery in Concord.

He and brewery partner Stephen “Doc Jones” Bradbury spent months working with Gerhard to craft a new beer inspired by his music. The result is a dry-hopped blonde pale ale called Sunnyland — named after Gerhard’s 2006 studio album — and it’s the first in the new Lithermans Limited Brewery Presents series that pairs beer with musicians.
Sunnyland will be unveiled during Gerhard’s performance at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m.

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