Saturday, March 26, 2016

March 26th, 2016 - For Those About To Drink Slick Rock, The Meista Salutes You!

Good afternoon !  The Meista is here today rocking out with AC/DC's "For Those About To Rock We Salute You" and a Wasatch Slick Rock IPA from the Utah Brewers Cooperative!

Album Info:
  • Artist: AC/DC
  • Title: "For Those About To Rock We Salute You"
  • Recorded: May through September 1981 in Paris, France
  • Release date: November 23rd, 1981 (8th studio album by AC/DC) (2009-02-03)
  • Record company: Albert/Atlantic Records
  • Production: Robert John "Mutt" Lange
  • Album cover art: Claude Gassian, Joe Sia, Paul Natkin, Pierre Terrasson, Ross Halfin, and   William Hames
  • Personnel: Brian Johnson (lead vocals), Phil Rudd (drums and percussion), Cliff Williams (bass guitar and backing vocals), Angus Young (lead guitar), and Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy blues rock
  • Sound: With that classic AC/DC sound, "For Those About To Rock We Salute You" is heavy-duty, unapologetic, in-your-face rock and roll with the gravel and broken glass vocals of Johnson, the underrated rhythmic perfection of Malcolm's guitar work, the driving thunder of Rudd and Williams, and the breathtaking, fist-pumping genius that is Angus!
  • Major themes: Rock and roll, rebellion, sex, lust, vengeance, deception, fooled again, power, etc.
  • Notes: In a 1982 interview, Angus had this to say about the band and the album: "We're not black magic Satanists or whatever you call it.  I don't drink blood.  I may wear black underwear now and again but that's it."
  • Tracks:   
  1. "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)"
  2. "Put The Finger On You" 
  3. "Let's Get It Up"
  4. "Inject The Venom"
  5. "Snowballed"
  6. "Evil Walks"
  7. "C.O.D."
  8. "Breaking The Rules" 
  9. "Night Of The Long Knives"
  10. "Spellbound"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Utah Brewers Cooperative (Park City/Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:   
  • Brew: Wasatch Slick Rock IPA
  • Style: Session India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: Pint off the tap
  • ABV: 4.0%
  • Pour: Golden apricot-amber hue with a 1-2 finger, frothy white head with great retention and lots of intricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose if fruity, herbal, and slightly malty.  There are aromas of pine resin, grapefruit rind, lemon, tangerine, grassy hops, and sweet caramel.
  • Taste: Very sessionable, the Wasatch Slick Rock IPA is a citrusy and piney brew with a solid malt backbone.  There are notes of grapefruit, lemon, orange, herbs, and caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Slick Rock is very crisp and refreshing with a somewhat dry and slightly bitter finish.
Overall pairing: The Wasatch Slick Rock IPA from the Utah Brewers Cooperative is a very drinkable, very refreshing brew that goes down easy, but with a nice citrusy kick... great for the straightforward rock and roll goodness that is the mighty AC/DC!!

Cheers and hails!

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