Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December 23rd, 2015 - Different Stages Of Jubelale

Good afternoon and happy holidays!  Your pal the Meista here pairing "Different Stage", a compilation best of album of the amazingly talented Glenn Hughes (of Black Country Community, Black Sabbath, California Breed, Deep Purple, and Trapeze fame) solo work and a Jubelale from Deschutes Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Glenn Hughes
  • Title: "Different Stages"
  • Recorded: Throughout the 1990 and early 2000s
  • Release date: July 16th, 2002
  • Record company: SPV Records
  • Production: Various
  • Album cover art: SPV Graphics
  • Personnel: Glenn Hughes (lead vocals and bass) with Marc Bonilla (guitar and keyboards), Vince DiCola (keyboards), Gary Ferguson (drums), Ian Haughland (drums), Todd Hunter (keyboards), Thomas Larsson (guitar), John Leven (bass), J.J. Marsh (guitar), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), Stevie Salas (guitar), Matt Sorum (drums), Pat Thrall (guitar and keyboards), Joe Travers (drums), and Han Zermuehlen (keyboards)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, blues rock, funk rock, R&B, and soul
    Sound: The funkiest of the funky, the heaviest of the heavy, the ever evolving sound of Glenn Hughes is steeped in rich, honest, and brilliant tones that are matched by none!  This is the real deal folks... heavy duty, hard rockin' funk/blues rock!!
  • Major themes: Love, lust, sex, power, rock and roll, funk, addiction, life, etc.
  • Tracks:  
  1. "Burn (live)"
  2. "You Kill Me"
  3. "Highball Shooter"
  4. "Muscle and Blood (live)"
  5. "Save Me Tonight (I'll Be Waiting)"
  6. "Addiction"
  7. "You Keep on Moving (live)"
  8. "Can't Stop The Flood"
  9. "No Stranger to Love (live)"
  10. "From Now On (live)"
  11. "Death Of Me"
  12. "I Got Your Number (live)"
  13. "The State I'm In"
  14. "Your Love Is Alright (live)"
  15. "Gettin' Tighter (live)"
  16. "This Life"
  17. "Freedom"
  18. "Lady Double Dealer (live)"
  19. "Redline"
  20. "Stormbringer (live)"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Deschutes Brewing Company (Bend, Oregon)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Jubelale, A Festive Winter Ale
  • Style: Winter Warmer
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 6.7%
  • IBUs: 65
  • Ingredients: Carapils, Crystal, Extra Special, Pale, and Roasted Barley malts along with Cascade, East Kent Goldings, Nugget, Styrian, Tettnang, and Willamette hops
  • Pour: The Jubelale pours a very deep and cloudy garnet hue with a yellowish-tan half-finger head with good retention that leaves chunky lacing behind.
  • Nose: Lots of spice and bready aromas with this one along with some nice herbal and toffee notes. 
  • Taste: Medium bodied, the flavor is rich and earthy like Hughes' tone with notes of chicory, light roasted coffee, fruit ester, and chewy malt.  There are notes of caramel/toffee and fresh bread that give way to black tea and spices.  There are also some really nice dark fruit notes throughout.  There is a nice balance of bitterness with malt and subtle sweetness.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with low carbonation, the Jubelale is sticky and syrupy, yet very smooth with a rather dry finish.  The generous use of hops gives this ale a refreshing and crisp sharpness with 65 IBUs.
  • Notes: Check out the great history of this tasty brew here:
Overall pairing: I paired the Jubelale with "Different Stage" as a celebration of the amazing music of master musician Glenn Hughes!  The Jubelale is a really nice winter ale... perfect for kicking back on a cold winter night with the richness and complexity of Hughes!


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