When he's brewing in the back, Fieldwork's Alex Tweet is probably listening to Amon Amarth or Nekrogoblikon. "But that music doesn't translate well to our tasting room," he'll admit of his Death Metal. "We have a super diverse clientele and the music needs to represent that, so we tend to play music with soul," he added.
That's not to say that it's all soul music. You'll even hear some Black Sabbath, though Tweet points out that Sabbath is "super bluesy and soulful once you look past the distortion."
Sabbath and Tweet's personal music aside, one band on the Fieldwork playlist deserves a little extra love – The Brothers Comatose will be playing Fieldwork's second anniversary party at the UC Theater on March 31st (info here) and they do a great job communciating that tranquil, easy feeling that you can get once you sit down with a Fieldwork pale ale with a few friends in Berkeley.