Take Off Your Skin And Dance In Your Bones

Take Off Your Skin And Dance In Your Bones by Troon Brewing Co. | Sunday 11 December, 2016 | Nikon D5100 | 35 mm f/1.8

Zombies and walking dead. I love zombie movies and zombie tv shows. My favourite zombie movie is World War Z. The zombies move quickly in this film—scary shit. My favourite zombie television show is the Walking Dead. Slow zombies. The scary shit is the remaining living human beings.

In one episode of the Walking Dead, several characters attempt to escape from their compound via a tunnel. While trying to escape, they encounter a group of rotting zombies. One of the zombies grabs onto one of the female characters. She grabs the zombie in an attempt to escape, and the skin of the zombie peels off. Like the way, skin peels off of a boiled tomato.

I don't think this was what Alex, the brewer at Troon Brewing, was thinking of when he named his pale ale, Take Off Your Skin And Dance In Your Bones. I did some more Google foo. I found a song by Les More, “T’aint no sin to take off your skin” that has a few lines of lyrics that are similar to the name of this Troon Brewing ale.

Just like those bamboo babies
Down in the South Sea tropic zone
T ain't no sin to take off your skin
And dance around your bones

Based on the music I heard in the brewery, I doubted that Les More was the inspiration for this pale ale's name. A few more minutes with Google and I found a song name that exactly matched this Troon Brewing pale ale's name. Take Off Your Skin, And Dance In Your Bones is an instrumental piece from the album Heathen by Thou, an American sludge metal band. You can listen to the song on Bandcamp.

Yep, I think that's about right. Now, enough with the typing. Time for a drink.


  1. […] Troon is a town in South Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland. Troon is the hometown of Scottish actress, Ronni Ancona. She played the mother of characters Katie and Emily Fitch in the third and fourth series of Skins, a British teen drama that follows the lives of a group of teenagers. Troon Brewing once offered an American Pale Ale called Take Off Your Skin And Dance In Your Bones. […]

  2. […] Troon Brewing had been open for a while when they announced their Grand Opening in collaboration with Brick Farm Tavern. I’m not sure what was the point of the Grand Opening but it was received with much enthusiasm. Brick Farm Tavern guests had brunch at the Tavern while sampling the fine ales and porter from Troon. Troon Brewing’s brewer, Alex provided tours of the brewery while filling growlers of his excellent ales. Most of the guest were local — Somerset, Mercer, Hunterdon, Middlesex counties — although I spoke to one gentleman who had traveled up from Atlantic City. Bhavana and I filled two growlers; one with American Pale Wheat Ale, Dog-Earned Novel and the other with an American Pale Ale, Take Off Your Skin And Dance In Your Bones. […]

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