It's little secret that most people enjoy music when they're drinking, but what about making music with their drinks? Tuned Pale Ale ($TBA) is an ingenious microbrew that features a vertical note scale on the edge of the label — just drink down to your desired note, and blow on the top. In addition to having up to six "blow" notes, the backs of the bottles sport ridges for Latin-style percussion, and the box flips upside-down to reveal a tongue drum that produces six different tones, one for each of the bottle slots. It's like Rock Band, only a lot cheaper, and with a much higher alcohol content.
You can't help but love a beer that got its name from a bunch of Deadheads celebrating the Mayan Day of the Dead, and it's even better when the brew is actually good. Rogue Dead Guy Ale ($9) is a German Maibock-style beer with a powerful flavor, made with Rogue's proprietary Pacman ale yeast, free range coastal water, and high-end malts and hops, resulting in a honey-colored brew with a taste to die for.