Friday, March 20, 2015

March 20th, 2015 - Kölsch Breaker!

Good evening!  The Meista here with a pairing for our Deutschland friends... I'm going with a Bohemian Kölsch from Bohemian Brewery and Accepts seminal "Breaker"!!
Album Info:
  • Artist: Accept
  • Title: "Breaker"
  • Recorded: Delta Studio, Wilster, Germany, December 1980 through January 1981
  • Release date: March 16th, 1981 (3rd studio album by Accept)
  • Record company: Reprise Records (US)
  • Album cover art: Studio Icks and Accept
  • Personnel: Peter Baltes (bass guitar, backing vocals, and lead vocals on "Breaking Up Again"), Udo Dirkschneider (lead vocals), Jörg Fischer (lead and rhythm guitars), Wolf Hoffmann (lead and rhythm guitars), and Stefan Kaufmann (drums and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Power metal, classic heavy metal, hard rock
  • Sound: Fast, furious, and heavy, "Breaker" is the album that launched Accept into heavy metal stardom!  Of the album, Hoffmann stated "Maybe we knew that the old approach from the record before didn't work very well. So we were saying 'fuck it, let's just do what we think is right. Let's not try to be somebody else, let's not try to have a radio hit anymore."
  • Major themes: Rebellion, self-reliance, anger, vengeance, sex, etc.
  • Tracks:
  1. "Starlight"
  2. "Breaker"
  3. "Run If You Can"
  4. "Can't Stand The Night"
  5. "Son Of A Bitch"
  6. "Burning"
  7. "Feelings"
  8. "Midnight Highway"
  9. "Breaking Up Away"
  10. "Down And Out"
    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Bohemian Brewery (Midvale, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Small Batch Bohemian Kölsch
  • Style: Kölsch
  • Serving: traditional 10 ounce Kölsch glass off the tap
  • ABV: 4%
  • Pour: Clear, straw yellow-gold with a 1-finger white head that displays good retention and lacing.
  • Nose: Lots of big doughy, bready, and grainy aromas in the nose of this Kölsch.  There are aromas of freshly baked bread, biscuit, crackers, grassy hops, and cracked wheat.
  • Taste: Similar to the nose, the flavor is characterized by a perfect blend of grassy hops and crackery grains.  There are notes of freshly rolled dough, pale malt, crackery biscuit, and summer grass.
  • Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and well carbonated, the Bohemian Kölsch is crisp, grainy, and refreshing with a slightly hoppy finish.
Overall pairing: Kick-ass old school metal with a tasty old school brew (Kölsch style brews date all the way back to the 9th century A.D.!!)... what could be better?!  The crisp nature of the beer goes great with the rockin' flavor of "Breaker" while the heartier grain flavors work well with the grand musicianship of the might that is Accept!


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