Thursday, November 5, 2015

November 5th, 2015 - Beautiful Freaky Deaky

Good evenin'!  The Meista here tonight pairing a Freaky Deaky Dutch Kuyt from Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House and "Beautiful Freak", the debut album by Eels!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Eels
  • Title: "Beautiful Freak"
  • Recorded: 1996
    Release date: August 13th, 1996 (debut album by Eels)
  • Record company: DreamWorks Records
  • Production: Jon Brion, E, Mark Goldenberg, and Michael Simpson
  • Album cover art: Francesca Restrepo
  • Personnel: Jonathan Hayes "Butch" Norton (drums and backing vocals), Mark Oliver Everett aka E (vocals, guitar, and Wurlitzer electric piano), and Tommy Walter (bass guitar and backing vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Jon Brion (guitar, trombone, and Chamberlin), Paul Edge (turntables) Mark Goldenberg (guitar and keyboards), and Jim Jacobsen (keyboards and loops)
  • Musical style: Indie pop, post grunge, alternative rock
  • Sound: Catchy, melodic, up-tempo rock with darker harmonic passages
  • Major themes: Despair, love, loss, self-awareness, life, and death
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Novocaine For The Soul"
  2. "Susan's House"
  3. "Rags To Rags"
  4. "Beautiful Freak"
  5. "Not Ready Yet"
  6. "My Beloved Monster"
  7. "Flower"
  8. "Guest List"
  9. "Mental"
  10. "Spunky"
  11. "Your Lucky Day In Hell"
  12. "Manchild"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Freaky Deaky Dutch Kuyt
  • Style: Dutch Kuytbier
  • Serving: 4 ounce sampler
  • ABV: 4.0%
  • Ingredients: Malted oats, malted wheat, and malted barley with European hops
  • Pour: Hazy straw-gold yellow with a frothy 1-finger white head that leaves a nice cap and lacing.
  • Nose: The nose of the Freaky Deaky is crackery, grainy, and slightly citrusy.  There are aromas of cracked wheat, steamed barley, light biscuit, grassy hops, and lemon zest.
  • Taste: Like the nose, the taste of the Freaky Deaky is characterized by hearty grain flavors, lemon, and biscuit with hints of sweet caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a clean finish.

Overall pairing: The light drinkability of the Freaky Deaky Dutch Kuyt is great for the melodic groove and melancholy of "Beautiful Freak" while hearty grain notes go well with the darker lyrical content.


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