Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 1st, 2015 - Peter Murphy's Cascade Pilsner

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight with something a little more mellow to send you into the week ahead... I'm pairing Peter Murphy's "Cascade" with a Full Sail Brewing Company's Cascade Pilsner!  This pairing goes out to my dear friend Mary... cheers sista!!
Album Info:
  • Artist: Peter Murphy
  • Title: "Cascade"
  • Recorded: El Cortijo Studios, Andalusia, Spain and Mayfair Studios, London, England
  • Release date: April 11th, 1995 (5th studio album by Peter Murphy)
  • Record company: Atlantic Records/Beggars Banquet
  • Album cover art: Shamil Agun
  • Personnel: Peter Murphy (vocals) with Kevin Armstrong (guitar), Michael Brook (guitar), Geoff Dugmore (drums), Anna Ross (backing vocals), Paul Statham (guitar, keyboards, and programming), and Gary Twigg (bass) 
  • Musical style: Alternative rock/gothic rock
  • Sound: Significantly removed from the Bauhaus sound, Peter Murphy's "Cascade" is one of his more inviting albums.  There's a certain warmth and positive vibe while still exuding artistic integrity and emotional honesty.  Murphy's vocal performance is as mesmerizing as ever!
  • Major themes: Love, dedication, devotion, honesty, truth, exposure, etc.
  • Tracks:
  1. "Mirror To My Woman's Mind"
  2. "Subway"
  3. "Gliding Like A Whale"
  4. "Disappearing"
  5. "Mercy Rain"
  6. "I'll Fall With Your Knife"
  7. "The Scarlet Thing In You"
  8. "Sails Wave Goodbye"
  9. "Wild Birds Flock To Me"
  10. "Huuvola"
  11. "Cascade"
    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Full Sail Brewing Company (Hood River, Oregon)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Cascade Pilsner
  • Style: Pilsner/American Pale Lager
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 6%
  • IBUs: 60
  • Ingredients: Pilsner malt, Cascade hops
  • Pour: Clear, pale golden-yellow with a 1 1/2 finger bright white head that leaves chunky lacing with good retention.
  • Nose: The nose of the Cascade Pilsner is a nice and inviting blend of grassy hops, crackery biscuit malt, and subtle peppery spice.
  • Taste: One of the best Full Sail brews in my opinion, the Cascade Pilsner is a very refreshing and drinkable Pils.  The very well-balanced malts, hops, and spice characteristics make for a very enjoyable drinking experience.  There are notes of summer grass, biscuit, sourdough bread, very subtle hints of pine, orange zest, white pepper, and juicy grapefruit.
  • Mouthfeel: Very crisp, very dry, the Cascade Pilsner is moderately carbonated and goes down easy with a very dry and somewhat bitter finish.
Overall pairing: The more radio friendly sound of "Cascade" goes well with the lighter, crisper elements of the Cascade Pilsner, while the artistic depth of Murphy's sound and lyrics work perfectly with the sharper and more complex flavors of the brew.


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