Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 25th, 2018 - I'm A Georgia Peach

Good afternoon!  The Meista here today departing from my usual metal with a pairing of "The Georgia Peach", a compilation album of legendary rocker Little Richard and a Stone I'm Peach Double IPA from Stone Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Little Richard
  • Title: "The Georgia Peach"
  • Recorded: September 13th, 1955 through October 18th, 1957 at WBML Studio in Macon, Georgia
  • Release date: 1991
  • Record company: Specialty Records
  • Production: Bumps Blackwell 
  • Album cover art: ?
  • Personnel: Little Richard (lead and backing vocals and piano)
  • Additional musicians: Justin Adams (guitar), Lee Allen (tenor saxophone), Edgar Blanchard (guitar), Clifford Burks (tenor saxophone), Charles Connor (drums), Nathaniel Douglas (guitar), Frank Fields (bass), Clarence Ford (baritone and tenor saxophones), Edward Frank (piano), Lloyd Lambert (bass), Roy Montrell (guitar), Oscar Moore (drums), Earl Palmer (drums), Grady Gaines (tenor saxophone), Jewell L. Grant (baritone saxophone), Samuel Parker (baritone saxophone), William Harvey Pyles (guitar), Renald Richard (trumpet), Olsie Robinson (bass), Huey "Piano" Smith (piano), Wilbert Smith (tenor saxophone), and Alvin "Red" Tyler (baritone saxophone)
  • Musical style: Rock and roll, soul, R&B
  • Sound: This is it... the definitive sound that launched Little Richard into stardom and would create rock and roll as we know it!  The songs are characterized by Little Richards rollicking piano wizardry along with his wild falsetto and huge vocal range... magic!!
  • Major themes: Life, love, heartbreak, sexual innuendo, , etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Tutti Frutti"
  2. "Baby"
  3. "I'm Just A Lonely Guy"
  4. "True Fine Mama"
  5. "Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey!"
  6. "Slippin' And Slidin'"
  7. "Long Tall Sally"
  8. "Miss Ann"
  9. "Oh Why?"
  10. "Ready Teddy"
  11. "Hey Hey Hey Hey"
  12. "Rip It Up"
  13. "Lucille"
  14. "Heeby Jeebies"
  15. "Can't Believe You Wanna Leave"
  16. "Shake A Hand"
  17. "All Around The World"
  18. "She's Got It"
  19. "Jenny, Jenny"
  20. "Good Golly Miss Molly"
  21. "The Girl Can't Help It"
  22. "Send Me Some Lovin'"
  23. "Ooh! My Soul"
  24. "Keep A Knockin'"
  25. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Stone Brewing Company (Escondido, California)
  • Website: https://www.stonebrewing.com/
  • Brew: Stone I'm Peach Double IPA
  • Style: Double India Pale Ale (DIPA) / Imperial IPA (IIPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 8.8%
  • Ingredients: Loral and Mosaic hops with peaches
  • Pour: The Stone I'm Peach pours a hazy golden peach hue with a billowy, 2-finger white head with great retention and lots of intricate, sticky lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, hoppy, floral, and malty.  There are big aromas of fresh peaches, apricot, grapefruit rind, tangerine along with wild flowers, light pine resin, and sweet caramel.  
  • Taste: Well-balanced, the taste of the Stone I'm Peach is very peachy upfront followed by lots of citrus and sweet malt along with more subtle dank and herbal flavors.  There are notes of fresh peaches, apricot, pink grapefruit, orange, toffee, and softer, more subtle notes of pine and black tea.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp, yet sticky and thick and boozy with a mildly bitter and sweet finish that lingers.
Overall pairing: The Stone I'm Peach Double IPA is a fruity, yet complex and deliciously bold DIPA, which I think works really well with the rock and roll mastery, flamboyance, and panache of the ultimate showman and original rock and roll king, Little Richard!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

September 22nd, 2018 - My Pineapple Kush Addiction

Hey there rockers, rollers, and hop lovers!  The Meista here today getting funky with a pairing of the brilliant "Addiction" by the legendary Glenn Hughes and a Pineapple Kush from Cascade Lakes Brewing Company!  Oh yeah!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Glenn Hughes
  • Title: "Addiction" 2017 Remastered & Expanded Edition
  • Recorded: 1996 at Entourage Studios
  • Release date: June 10th, 1996 (5th solo studio album by Glenn Hughes); Remastered & Expanded Edition released July 7th, 2017
  • Record company: Shrapnel Records
  • Production: Glenn Hughes, Marc Bonilla, and Michael Scott
  • Album cover art: Jack Pedota (photography) 
  • Personnel: Glenn Hughes (vocals and bass guitars) with Marc Bonilla (guitars and keyboards), Joakim "J.J." Marsh (guitars), and Joe Travers (drums)
  • Additional musicians: Morgan Ågren (drums), Sampo Axelsson (bass), and Lasse Pollack (keyboards)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy metal, funk rock, heavy blues rock
  • Sound: Darker and heavier that his previous solo albums, with "Addiction", Hughes lays down a very heavy and aggressive sonic punch!  His bass work and vocals are emotional, honest, and driven... some of his best work ever in my humble opinion.... a truly brilliant album!
  • Major themes: Darker in tone, themes and subject matter on "Addiction" include drug abuse, truth, pain, sorrow, anger, regret, honesty, love, hope, etc.
  • Tracks:   
Disc 1:
  1. "Death Of Me"
  2. "Down" 
  3. "Addiction"
  4. "Madelaine"
  5. "Talk About It"
  6. "I'm Not Your Slave"
  7. "Cover Me"
  8. "Blue Jade"
  9. "Justified Man"
  10. "I Don't Want To Live That Way Again"
  11. "Way Back To The Bone" (live bonus track)
  12. "Touch My Life" (live bonus track)
  13. "You Fool No One" (live bonus track)
Disc 2 (Live In Holland):
  1. "Stormbringer"
  2. "The Liar"
  3. "You Fool No One"
  4. "Muscle & Blood"
  5. "Push"
  6. "This Time Around"
  7. "Coast To Coast"
  8. "You're The Music"
  9. "Your Love Is Alright"
  10. "Gettin' Tighter"
  11. "Vocal Intro"
  12. "You Keep On Moving"
  13. "Burn"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Cascade Lakes Brewing Company (Redmond, Oregon)
  • Website: http://cascadelakes.com/
  • Brew: Pineapple Kush
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 7.1%
  • IBUs: 37
  • Ingredients: 2 Row, Crystal, and Dextrose malts with Centennial, Idaho 7, and Mosiac hops, and pineapple
  • Pour: The Pineapple Kush pours a very murky dark amber hue with an off-white, 1-finger head that dissipates to the thin ring.
  • Nose: The nose is very fruity, sweet, malty, and hoppy.  There are huge aromas of pineapple and mango along with more subtle notes of sweet caramel, but the pineapple is the dominate scent. 
  • Taste: The taste of the Pineapple Kush is very fruity, hoppy, malty, and sweet.  There are big notes of pineapple, mango, apricot, peach, grapefruit, Hawaiian sweet rolls, sweet caramel, and a hint of booze, but pineapple is the dominate flavor. 
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well-carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp, sweet, slightly tart, and sticky with a somewhat dry, slightly bitter, and sweet finish.
Overall pairing: The Pineapple Kush from Cascade Lakes Brewing is a sweet, fruity, and flavorful brew... the perfect foil for the heaviness, honesty, darkness, and musical prowess of the amazing Glenn Hughes!
Cheers!!  Rock on!!

Friday, September 21, 2018

September 21st, 2018 - Mothers Army Is Marching To The End Of Summer

Hello rockers and artisan brew fans!  Your drinking buddy the Meista here today saying farewell to summer with pairing of Four Seasons of Mother Earth: Summer from Mother Earth Brew Company and Mothers Army debut, self-titled album!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Mothers Army
  • Title: "Mothers Army"
  • Recorded: 1993
  • Release date: 1993
  • Record company: Far East Metal Syndicate
  • Production: Mothers Army
  • Album cover art: ?
  • Personnel: Carmine Appice (drums, percussion, and backing vocals), Bob Daisley (bass and backing vocals), Joe Lynn Turner (lead and backing vocals), and Jeff Watson (guitars, keyboards, and backing vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Little John Chrisley (harmonica) and Will Seltzer (backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, progressive rock
  • Sound: Melodic, hard-hitting, and fun as hell, with Mother's Army these legendary musicians created a wonderfully rich and straight-forward rocking sound!   Watson's guitars are crunchy, yet soaring!  Tuner's vocals are powerful and aggressive!  And Appice and Daisley lay down a heavy-duty and thunderous backbone!
  • Major themes: Life, death, love, loss, honesty, dreams, rebellion, rock and roll, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Mother's Army"
  2. "Darkside"
  3. "Dreamtime"
  4. "One Way Love"
  5. "Second Nature"
  6. "Memorial Day"
  7. "Get A Life"
  8. "By Your Side"
  9. "Voice Of Reason"
  10. "Anarchy" 
  11. "Save Me"
  12. "Mother's Army Reprise"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Mother Earth Brew Company (Vista, California)
  • Website: https://www.motherearthbrewco.com/
  • Brew: Four Seasons Of Mother Earth: Summer
  • Style: Imperial Russian Stout
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 10.5%
  • Ingredients: Barrel-aged Imperial Stout brewed with raspberries
  • Pour: The Four Seasons Of Mother Earth: Summer pours a deep, dark brown (almost black) with a creamy, mocha head that dissipates to the thin, but sustained ring.
  • Nose: The nose is earthy, woody, chocolaty, and fruity.  There are aromas of dark roasted coffee, dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, fresh raspberries, vanilla bean, and burnt toffee.
  • Taste: The taste of the Four Seasons Of Mother Earth: Summer is earthy, chocolaty, fruity, slightly boozy, and slightly tart.  There are notes of dark and milk chocolate, raspberry puree, rich coffee, cream, vanilla, and bourbon.
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low carbonation, the mouthfeel is very thick, sticky, and velvety smooth with a dry, slightly sweet and boozy finish.

Overall pairing: The heavy-duty hard rocking tracks of Mothers Army and the heavy-duty and silky characteristics of Mother Earth's Four Seasons Of Mother Earth: Summer are a perfect pairing of depth, artistic vision, and power!
Cheers and hails!!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 20th, 2018 - Live... In The Primordial Raw!

Good evening rivet-heads and hop-heads!  The Meista here tonight pairing W.A.S.P.'s "Live... In the Raw" and a Primordial Imperial India Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brew Company!!  HELL. YES.

Album Info:
  • Artist: W.A.S.P.
  • Title: "Live... In the Raw"
  • Recorded: March 10th, 1987 at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California
  • Released: November 27th, 1987 (1st live album by W.A.S.P.)
  • Record company: Capitol Records
  • Production: Blackie Lawless
  • Album cover art: Ross Halfin (photography) and Chris Walter (photography)
  • Personnel: Chris Holmes (lead and rhythm guitar), Blackie Lawless (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Johnny Rod (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Steve Riley (drums and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, shock rock, glam metal
  • Sound: This is pure '80s L.A. metal with no apology and an unquenched hunger for fame!  The album is a no-holds-barred juggernaut of an album!  This is pure adrenaline and testosterone!  Songs like  blast you with power, aggression, and bold flavor. 
  • Major themes: Desire, lust, sex, excessive drinking, partying, rebellion, greed, violence, revenge, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Inside The Electric Circus"
  2. "I Don't Need No Doctor"
  3. "L.O.V.E. Machine"
  4. "Wild Child"
  5. "9.5.-N.A.S.T.Y."
  6. "Sleeping (In The Fire)"
  7. "The Manimal"
  8. "I Wanna Be Somebody"
  9. "Harder Faster"
  10. "Blind In Texas"
  11. "Scream Until You Like It"
  12. "Shoot From The Hip" (1998 CD Reissue Bonus Track)
  13. "Widowmaker" (1998 CD Reissue Bonus Track)
  14. "Sex Drive" (1998 CD Reissue Bonus Track)
  15. "Sleeping (In The Fire)" (acoustic) (1998 CD Reissue Bonus Track)

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Mother Earth Brew Company (Vista, California)
  • Website: https://www.motherearthbrewco.com/
  • Brew: Primordial Imperial India Pale Ale
  • Style: Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 9.5%
  • Pour: The Primordial pours a hazy golden-amber with a creamy and billowy off-white, 1-finger head with good sustain and lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is malty, sweet, fruity, citrusy, and hoppy.  There are aromas of orange, tangerine, melon, toffee, caramel, and grassy hops.
  • Taste: The taste of the Primordial is citrusy, floral, piney, and sweet.  There are notes of orange, tangerine, light grapefruit, melon, mango, light pine, sweet caramel, and a strong malty backbone.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, yet sticky with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
Overall pairing: The bold, bitter, punchy hop blast of the Primordial IIPA is perfect for the fast-paced sonic metal blast of W.A.S.P.'s classic and definitive "The Last Command"!  After drinking a bottle or two of , the songs "L.O.V.E. Machine", "I Wanna Be Somebody", "Wild Child", and "Blind In Texas" become your battle anthems!
Cheers!!  Hails!!

Monday, September 17, 2018

September 17th, 2018 - The News Of The World In 60 Minutes

Good evening hop freaks and hard rockers!  The Meista here tonight pairing Queen's classic "News Of The World" with a 60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewing Company!  This pairing goes out to Susan for her birthday... cheers and happy birthday Susan!!  Love you!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Queen
  • Title: "News Of The World"
  • Recorded: July through September 1977 at Sam West Studios and Wessex Studios in London, England
  • Release date: October 28th, 1977 (6th studio album by Queen)
  • Record company: EMI / Elektra
  • Production: Queen and Mike Stone
  • Album cover art: Frank Kelly Freas
  • Personnel: John Deacon (bass guitar and acoustic guitar), Brian May (electric guitars, acoustic guitars, maracas, lead vocals on tracks 4 and 8, and backing vocals), Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, and cowbell), and Roger Taylor (drums, percussion, additional electric guitar, additional bass guitar, lead vocals on track 6, and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, progressive rock, arena rock
  • Sound: Reacting to the punk rock movement, the tracks on "News Of The World" are less symphonic and more minimalistic (for Queen).  The album as a whole is anthemic, hard-hitting, and aggressive, yet still displays the complexities, musical prowess, and brilliance of the band! 
  • Major themes and subjects: Rock and roll, power, might, rag-to-riches, sexuality, lust, life, the death of a pet cat, sorrow, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "We Will Rock You"
  2. "We Are The Champions"
  3. "Sheer Heart Attack"
  4. "All Dead, All Dead"
  5. "Spread Your Wings"
  6. "Fight From The Inside"
  7. "Get Down, Make Love"
  8. "Sleeping On The Sidewalk"
  9. "Who Needs You"
  10. "It's Late"
  11. "My Melancholy Blues"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Dogfish Head Brewing Company (Milton, Delaware)
  • Website: https://www.dogfish.com/
  • Brew: 60 Minute IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • IBUs: 60
  • Pour: The 60 Minute IPA pours a very hazy golden-orange amber with an 1-finger, off-white foamy head with good lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very hop-forward with citrusy, tangy, and piney characteristics.  There are aromas of tangerine, pink grapefruit juice, pine resin, cedar, sweet malt, and burnt toffee.
  • Taste: Well-balanced, the taste of the 60 Minute IPA is very hoppy (citrusy and piney), herbal, earthy, and slightly sweet.  There are notes of grapefruit rind, lemon zest, pine, black tea, light biscuity grains, and sweet caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, yet oily with a dry, and slightly bitter finish that lingers.
Overall pairing: The punchy, hop-forward bite of Dogfish Head's flagship 60 Minute IPA is perfect for the bombastic, heavy-duty rock and roll explosion that is Queen's classic "News Of the World"!  


Saturday, September 15, 2018

September 15th, 2018 - The Wild Child's Feeling Of Fellowship... With The Dead!

Bonsoir evildoers!  The Meista here tonight with "L'Enfant Sauvage" by French progressive death metal band Gojira and an Esprit de Corpse: I from TRVE Brewing Company in collaboration with Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company!  This pairing goes out to my buddy Mike!  Cheers and hails Mr. Sargent!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Gojira
  • Title: "L'Enfant Sauvage"
  • Recorded: 2012 at Spin Studios in Long Island City, New York
  • Release date: June 26th, 2012 (5th studio album by Gojira)
  • Record company: Roadrunner Records, 
  • Production: Joe Duplantier and Josh Wilbur
  • Album cover art: Edward O'Dowd
  • Personnel: Christian Andreu (guitars), Joe Duplantier (guitars and vocals), Mario Duplantier (drums), and Jean-Michel Labadie (bass)
  • Musical style: Progressive death metal, technical death metal, groove metal
  • Sound: Heavy, artistic, complex, progressive, extreme... just a few words to describe this flawless musical journey!  
  • Major themes: Birth, life, death, innocence, nature, the human condition, etc.  Of the album Joe Duplantier stated: "Since the beginning, since the very first demo even, I've been obsessed with the human condition, the soul, why we are here, and is there an answer to that question - the mysteries of life in general. Are we a body? Or are we more than that? And if we are more, then what are we? I'm full of questions, but there are no answers really, just intuition, and a strong intuition that we are more than just flesh and blood."
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Explosia"
  2. "L'Enfant Sauvage"
  3. "The Axe"
  4. "Liquid Fire"
  5. "The Wild Healer"
  6. "Planned Obsolescence"
  7. "Mouth Of Kala"
  8. "The Gift Of Guilt"
  9. "Pain Is A Master"
  10. "Born In Winter"
  11. "The Fall"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: TRVE Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) in collaboration with Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website: https://www.trvebrewing.com/ and http://www.omfmb.com/
  • Brew: Esprit de Corpse: I
  • Style: American Wild Ale
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 4.6%
  • Pour: The Esprit de Corpse: I pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin, bright white head that dissipates quickly, leaving only a small, bubbly ring with little lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is earthy, fruity, and slightly funky.  There are aromas of lemony tang, wet leather, horse blanket, white wine, pear, green grapes, green apple, stinky cheese, Brett, wild mountain flowers, fresh herbs, and crackery grains.
  • Taste: The taste of the Esprit de Corpse: I is fruity, funky, grainy, and woody.  There are notes of barnyard funk, oak, lemon, orange peel, pear juice, chardonnay, light herbal tea, light spices, and light grains.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Esprit de Corpse: II is characterized by lots of bubbly effervescence, .
Overall pairing: The Esprit de Corpse: I is a wonderfully complex and very drinkable brew with lots of wild yeast and fruit flavors and aromas!  This inviting complexity makes it a worthy brew for the power, aggression, and artistic honesty of Gojira's wonderfully brutal "L'Enfant Sauvage"!!

A votre santé and hails!!

Friday, September 14, 2018

September 14th, 2018 - The Cursed Servants Of Chaos

Good afternoon and happy Friday rockers and brew lovers!  The Meista here tonight pairing "Servants Of Chaos", a compilation album by Cirith Ungol and a Cursed Mixed Culture Sour Pale Ale from TRVE Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Cirith Ungol
  • Title: "Servants Of Chaos"
  • Recorded: 1979 through 1991
  • Release date: September 5th, 2001
  • Record company: Metal Blade
  • Production: Cirith Ungol, Ron Goudie, Brian Slagel
  • Album cover art: Thomas Ewerhard  
  • Personnel: Tim Baker (lead vocals), Jimmy Barraza (guitars), Jerry Fogle (guitars), Robert Garven (drums and percussion), Vernon Green (bass), Greg Lindstrom (bass and guitars), Michael "Flint" Vujea (bass), and Robert Warrenburg (bass and vocals)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, power metal, doom metal, progressive metal
  • Sound: Characterized by fantasy based lyrics and a fast-paced, aggressive, and epically doomy musical assault, Cirith Ungol's tunes are a hybrid between late 1970s hard rock and early 1980s heavy metal, very much in the vein of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) bands like Angel Witch, early Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Tygers of Pan Tang.  The songs are monstrous rock classics... powerful, epic, and heavy!
  • Major themes: Fantasy, mythology, sword and sorcery, good vs. evil, life and death, power, destruction, darkness, etc.
  • Notes: A compilation album, "Servants Of Chaos" contains content from all four of the band's studio albums, a self-titled demo album from 1979, and live recordings.
  • Tracks:   
Disc 1:
  1. "Hype Performance"
  2. "Last Laugh"
  3. "Frost And Fire"
  4. "Eyes"
  5. "Better Off Dead"
  6. "100 MPH"
  7. "I'm Alive"
  8. "Bite The Worm"
  9. "The Twitch"
  10. "Maybe That's Why"
  11. "Ill Met In Lankhmar"
  12. "Return To Lankhmar"
  13. "Darkness Weaves"
  14. "Witchdance"
  15. "Feeding The Ants"
  16. "Obsidian"
Disc 2: 
  1. "Death Of The Sun"
  2. "Fire" (Arthur Brown cover)
  3. "Fallen Idols"
  4. "Chaos Rising"
  5. "Fallen Idols" (demo)
  6. "Paradise Lost"
  7. "Join The Legion"
  8. "Before The Lash"
  9. "Atom Smasher" (live)
  10. "Master Of The Pit" (live)
  11. "King Of The Dead" (live"
  12. "Last Laugh" (live)
  13. "Cirith Ungol" (live)
  14. "Secret Agent Man" (Johnny Rivers cover)
  15. "Ferrari 308QV"
DVD (live performance on November 9th, 1984 at the Wolf & Rissmiller's Country Club):
  1. "I'm Alive"
  2. "Black Machine"
  3. "Master Of The Pit"
  4. "King Of The Dead"
  5. "Death Of The Sun"
  6. "Finger Of Scorn"
  7. "Frost And Fire"
  8. "Cirith Ungol"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: TRVE Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website: https://www.trvebrewing.com/
  • Brew: Cursed Mixed Culture Sour Pale Ale
  • Style: American Wild Ale
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 4.7%
  • Pour: The Cursed pours a hazy golden-yellow with a thin, effervescent, bright white head that dissipates quickly, leaving virtually no lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is funky, fruity, hoppy, earthy, and floral.  There are aromas of lemon, wet hay, stonefruit (apricot, peach), Sweet Tarts, wild flowers, grassy hops, barnyard funk, Brett, and grainy earthiness.
  • Taste: The taste of the Cursed follows the nose with lots of funky, fruity, earthy flavors.  There are notes of lemon juice and zest, orange peel, .
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately-carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp, tart, and acidic with a dry, lip-puckering clean finish.
Overall pairing: The Cursed Mixed Culture Sour Pale Ale from TRVE Brewing is a punchy, yet very drinkable and refreshing, tart brew... great for pairing with the very underrated metal power that is Cirith Ungol!  The complexity and uniqueness of the beer aligns perfectly with the depth and purity of the wonderful tracks on "Servants Of Chaos"!

Cheers and hails!!