MusicRadar likes to take a drink at Christmas, and if that drink also pays homage to a piece of music technology hardware, so much the better.
You may recall that, in 2008, Focusrite/Novation cooked up a cheeky little Ableton Live beer. To celebrate this year’s festive season, it’s gone back into the brewery and come up with a special tipple that celebrates its Launchpad control surface.
“Give your mouse a break this Christmas,” says the label, as two Santa hat wearing rodents dance across a Launchpad that’s as well-lit as any tree you’ll see this year. It’s all very nice.
Sadly, this seasonal ale isn’t available to buy in the shops, so you’ll have to settle for looking at the bottle. Rest assured though that, when we drink it, we’ll be thinking of you.