Thursday, June 11, 2015

June 11th, 2015 - A Grand Rocket Ride To Bavaria!

Guten abend! Your pal the Meista here pairing "Rocket Ride" by German power metal band Edguy with a Grand Bavaria from Red Rock Brewing Company!  Holle ja!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Edguy
  • Title: "Rocket Ride"
  • Recorded: 2005 at Gate Studio, Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Release date: January 20th, 2006 (7th studio album by Edguy)
  • Record company: Nuclear Blast
  • Production: Sascha Paeth and Edguy
  • Album cover art: Axel Hermann
  • Personnel: Felix Bohnke (drums), Tobias "Eggi" Exxel (bass), Jens Ludwig (guitar), Tobias Sammet (vocals), and Dirk Sauer (guitar)
  • Additional musicians: Miro Rodenberg (keyboards and orchestral arrangements) and Oliver Hartmann, Thomas Rettke, Amanda Somerville, and Ralf Zdiarstek (backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Power metal/hard rock with hints of '80s hair metal
  • Sound: Fast, fun, and rocking with lots of soaring melodies, vocals, and guitar solos; vocalist Sammet describes Edguy's sound by the following: "We are a Heavy Metal band. We play angry, powerful, sometimes tongue-in-cheek Metal. We are flamboyant and we don't take ourselves too seriously, but that goes for Van Halen too, right? Are they Happy Rock? No, they have a sense of humor and kick ass! Just like we do..."
  • Major themes: Mixing metaphysical or social themes with science fiction and humor, "Rocket Ride" examines elements of love, life, sex, power plays, sanity, and insanity
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Sacrifice"
  2. "Rocket Ride"
  3. "Wasted Time"
  4. "Matrix"
  5. "Return To The Tribe"
  6. "The Asylum"
  7. "Save Me"
  8. "Catch Of The Century"
  9. "Out Of Vogue"
  10. "Superheroes"
  11. "Trinidad"
  12. "Fucking With Fire (Hair Force One)"
  13. "Land Of The Miracle" (Live in Brazil - Bonus Track)

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Red Rock Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Grand Bavaria
  • Style: German Hefeweizen / Bavarian Weissbier
  • Serving: ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5%
  • Ingredients: German malted wheat, German yeast strain, and premium two row barley
  • Pour: It pours a hazy, rather pale golden-yellow with a medium sized, creamy white head that dissipates quickly and displays only trace lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by aromas of hearty wheat, soft vanilla, banana esters, and citrus (orange and lemon).   
  • Taste: A classic Hefeweizen flavor in the German tradition, the Grand Bavaria is full of clove, banana, citrus, bready dough, and apple/pear rind flavor.
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodies with good carbonation, the mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and somewhat spicy with a slightly dry finish.
Overall pairing:  The spicy, fruity, and refreshing flavor of the Grand Bavaria from Red Rock Brewing Company is an excellent beer to throw back with the mighty, rockin' prowess of Edguy! 


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