Saturday, September 3, 2016

September 3rd, 2016 - Pablo's Otra Vez Honey

Good afternoon!  The Meista here today pairing the debut album by Radiohead, "Pablo Honey" with an Otra Vez Gose-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Radiohead
  • Title: "Pablo Honey"
  • Recorded: September through November 1992 at Chipping Norton Recording Studios and Courtyard Studio in Oxfordshire, England
  • Release date: February 22nd, 1993 (1st album by Radiohead) (1969-04-16)
  • Record company: Capitol Records
  • Production: Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie
  • Album cover art: Lisa Bunny Jones
  • Personnel: Colin Greenwood (bass guitar), Jonny Greenwood (guitar, piano, and organ), Ed O'Brien (guitar and backing vocals), Phil Selway (drums), and Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, and tape loops)
  • Musical style: Indie rock, post-punk, post-grunge, power pop
  • Sound: Guitar-driven and angst-filled, the sound on "Pablo Honey" is both a sonic attack and melodic with great hooks and catchy beats.
  • Major themes: Frustration, determination, angst, isolation, sorrow, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "You"
  2. "Creep"
  3. "How Do You?"
  4. "Stop Whispering"
  5. "Thinking About You"
  6. "Anyone Can Play Guitar"
  7. "Ripcord"
  8. "Vegetable"
  9. "Prove Yourself"
  10. "I Can't"
  11. "Lurgee"
  12. "Blow Out"
  13. "Creep" (Acoustic Version)

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (Chico, California)
  • Website:    
  • Brew: Otra Vez Gose-Style Ale
  • Style: Gose
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 4.5%
  • IBUs: 5
  • Ingredients: Brewed with Ale yeast, Two-row Pale and Wheat malts, and experimental hops along with native-grown prickly pear cactus, coriander, and grapefruit.
  • Pour: It pours a pale, golden-yellow with a frothy 3-finger head and spider web lacing that retains well.
  • Nose: The nose is grainy, salty, citrusy tart, and slightly sweet.  There are aromas of fresh cracked wheat, sea salt, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, honey, and light spice.
  • Taste: The taste is lightly tart, salty, sweet, and creamy.  There are notes of creamy wheat, lemon zest, grapefruit juice, sweet cactus, and honey.
  • Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and well carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Otra Vez is very crisp and tart with a clean, slightly dry finish.

Overall pairing: 
The crisp drinkability of the Otra Vez Gose-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is great for the poppy, punky, and very engaging music of early Radiohead! 


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