Friday, October 28, 2016

October 28th, 2016 - The Dubbel Trubbel of Breathing What You Can't See

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing "Never Breathe What You Can't See" by Jello Biafra and the Melvins with a Dubbel Trubbel Abbey Ale from Desert Edge Brewery!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Jello Biafra and the Melvins
  • Title: "Never Breathe What You Can't See"
  • Recorded: 2004
  • Release date: October 19th, 2004 (1969-04-16)
  • Record company: Alternative Tentacles
  • Production: Ali G. North and Marshall Lawless
  • Album cover art: Mackie Osborne
  • Personnel: Saddam Disney (drums, percussion, and lead guitar), Osama McDonald (vocals), George W. McVeigh (bass and slide bass), and Jon Benet Milosevic (guitars and backing vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Tom 5 (backing vocals), John The Baker (backing vocals), Loto Ball (backing vocals), Adrienne Droogas (backing vocals), Adam Jones (guitar), Jesse Luscious (backing vocals), Wendy-O-Matik (backing vocals), Lady Monster (backing vocals), Johnny NoMoniker (backing vocals), Ali G. North (backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Hardcore punk, stoner rock, experimental rock, post punk
  • Sound: Fast, aggressive, topical, and a bit twisted, "Never Breathe What You Can't See" combines the unique brilliance of Jello Biafra with the crunchy rhythmic power and aggression of the Melvins!  Pure genius!!
  • Major themes: Criticism of religious and socio-political mores and norms, sex offenders, crime, greed, war, terrorism, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Plethysmograph"
  2. "McGruff The Crime Dog"
  3. "Yuppie Cadillac"
  4. "Islamic Bomb"
  5. "The Lighter Side Of Global Terrorism"
  6. "Caped Crusader"
  7. "Enchanted Thoughtfist"
  8. "Dawn Of The Locusts"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Desert Edge Brewery (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Dubbel Trubbel Abbey Ale
  • Style: Belgian Dubbel 
  • Serving: 36 ounce grumbler off the tap
  • ABV: 4.0%
  • Pour: It pours a very murky, rich mahogany amber with a creamy 1+ finger off-white head that dissipates quickly, leaving very little lacing.
  • Nose: The nose of the Dubbel Trubbel Abbey Ale is characterized by fruit esters, yeast, light spices, and sweet malts.  There are aromas of ripe banana, plantains, pink bubblegum, vanilla bean, and soft caramel with light cloves and nutmeg.
  • Taste: The taste is spicy, fruity, and malty.  There are notes of cloves, nutmeg, allspice, ripe banana, bubblegum, toffee, hints of Chardonnay, coriander, and orange peel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with lower carbonation, the mouthfeel is very smooth, sweet, and slightly bitter with a dry and spicy lingering finish.

Overall pairing: The Dubbel Trubbel Abbey Ale from the damn fine brewers at Desert Edge Brewery is a wonderfully complex, yet very drinkable brew that is perfect for the smart and humorous lyrics of Biafra along with the fast, rockin' goodness of the Melvins!  You definitely need both in your life!!


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