Friday, August 26, 2016

August 26th, 2016 - Blues For Jimi And Colette

One more for ya tonight my friends!  The Meista is pairing the brilliance of the late, great Gary Moore and his live album "Blues For Jimi" with a Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Gary Moore
  • Title: "Blues For Jimi"
  • Recorded: October 25th, 2007 at the London Hippodrome in London, England
    Release date: September 24th, 2012 (8th live album by Gary Moore) (1969-04-16)
  • Record company: Eagle Records
  • Production: Terry Shand and Geoff Kempin
  • Album cover art: ?
  • Personnel: Gary Moore (lead vocals and lead and rhythm guitar) with Dave Bronze (bass guitar) and Darrin Mooney (drums)
  • Guest musicians: Billy Cox (bass guitar and vocals) and Mitch Mitchell (drums)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, psychedelic rock, heavy blues rock
  • Sound: Raw, aggressive, honest, and powerful, the sound on "Blues For Jimi" is nothing more than perfection! 
  • Major themes: Life, love, lust, sorrow, the blues, rock and roll, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Purple Haze"
  2. "Manic Depression"
  3. "Foxey Lady"
  4. "The Wind Cries Mary"
  5. "I Don't Live Today"
  6. "My Angel"
  7. "Angel"
  8. "Fire"
  9. "Red House"
  10. "Stone Free"
  11. "Hey Joe"
  12. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website:   
  • Brew: Colette Farmhouse Ale
  • Style: Farmhouse Ale / Saison 
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 7.3%
  • Ingredients: "Brewed with barley, wheat and rice and fermented at high temperatures with a special blend of four different yeast strains."
  • Pour: Colette pours a hazy butterscotch yellow with a bright white, bubbly, 1-finger head with good sustain and good lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, spicy, funky, and doughy.  There are aromas of lemon zest, lemon juice, bready malts, summer grass, leather, barnyard funk, and clove.
  • Taste: The taste of the Colette is fruity, tart, spicy, and funky.  There are notes of lemon, tangerine, grassy hops, crackery biscuit, hints of soft banana, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and leather.
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied and well carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Colette is very crisp, somewhat tart, and spicy, with a dry, spicy finish.

Overall pairing: I think Gary Moore's album title may be a bit off... I think it should be more like "Kick Ass Heavy Rock For Jimi"!  And as such, it pairs really, really well with the funky, crisp, complex flavors and aromas of Great Divide's brilliant Colette Farmhouse Ale!  There's an aggressiveness and honesty to Gary's guitar work (and vocals) that works perfectly with the sexiness and punchiness of Colette!

Cheers!!  And goodnight!

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