Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 11th, 2014 - A Ghostly Deadwing Porcupine Pilsner Tree

Good evening!  The Meista here pairing a Porcupine Pilsner from Moab Brewery and Porcupine Tree's "Deadwing"!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Porcupine Tree
  • Title: "Deadwing"
  • U.S. release date: April 26th, 2005 (8th studio album by the band)
  • Record company: Lava
  • Personnel: Richard Barbieri - keyboards and synthesizers, Colin Edwin - bass guitar, Gavin Harrison - drums and percussion, and Steven Wilson - vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, hammered dulcimer, bass guitar on 1,3,5 (middle section), 7
  • Guest musicians: Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) - backing vocals on tracks 1, 3 & 5; second guitar solo on 5, Adrian Belew (King Crimson) - solo guitar on 1,4
  • Themes/content:  A surreal "ghost story"
  • Musical style: Progressive rock/metal, rather dark, mysterious, and mood setting
  • Notes: The album is based on a screenplay written by Steven Wilson and Mike Bennion, which has never been filmed... or at least released.
  • Tracks:
  1. "Deadwing"
  2. "Shallow"
  3. "Lazarus"
  4. "Halo"
  5. "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here"
  6. "Mellotron Scratch"
  7. "Open Car"
  8. "The Start Of Something Beautiful"
  9. "Glass Arm Shattering"
  10. "Shesmovedon" (bonus track)

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Moab Brewery
  • Website:
  • Brew: Porcupine Pilsner
  • Style: German-style American Pilsner lager 
  • Serving: 12 ounces
  • Ingredients: "Lightly hopped with a touch of wheat."
  • ABV: 4.0%
  • Pour: Clear light straw gold with a thin, bright, white head that leave only trace lacing.
  • Nose: Light grassy hops, caramel malt, touch of red apple.
  • Taste: Bready, malty, grassy.  Flavors of fresh baked bread, crackers, biscuits, touch of lemon, and floral hops.
  • Mouthfeel: Light bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth, and refreshing and very crisp.
  • Finish: Crisp, clean, and slightly grassy.
  • Overall:  Very refreshing, smooth, and flavorful... a great beer for the beauty and depth of "Deadwing"!

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