Saturday, December 24, 2016

December 23rd, 2016 - The Rustler Is Getting Lucky With Blood Oranges

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing a Blood Orange Rustler from Payette Brewing Company with Loverboy's "Get Lucky"... that's right, I said it... Loverboy!  Gotta problem with that!? :)

Album Info:
  • Artist: Loverboy
  • Title: "Get Lucky"
  • Recorded: 1980 through 1981
    Release date: October 7th, 1981 (2nd studio album by Loverboy)
  • Record company: Columbia Records
  • Production: Bruce Fairbairn and Paul Dean
  • Album cover art: John Berg (design) and David Michael Kennedy (photography) 
  • Personnel: Paul Dean (guitars and vocals), Matt Frenette (drums), Doug Johnson (keyboards), Mike Reno (lead vocals), and Scott Smith (bass and vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Nancy Nash (backing vocals) and Maggie Ryder (backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, power pop
  • Sound: Poppy, rockin', and fun as hell!  Admit it... you love this album!  It is catchy, straight-forward rock and roll that pulls me back to a more innocent time.  The guitar and keyboard work is great and Reno is a phenomenal vocalist!
  • Major themes: Partying, love, lust, sex, heartbreak, life, joy, rock and roll, celebration, etc.
  • Tracks:  
  1. "Working For The Weekend"
  2. "When It's Over"
  3. "Jump"
  4. "Gangs In The Street"
  5. "Emotional"
  6. "Lucky Ones"
  7. "It's Your Life"
  8. "Watch Out"
  9. "Take Me to the Top"
  10. "I Told You So" (Demo)
  11. "Boy Likes The Girl" (Demo)
  12. "Your Town Saturday Night" (Demo)
  13. "Working For The Weekend" (Demo)

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Payette Brewing Company (Boise, Idaho)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Blood Orange Rustler
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.2%
  • IBUs: 65
  • Ingredients: Crystal, Honey Malt, Munich, and Pale malts with Centennial, Chinook, and Columbus hops
  • Pour: The Blood Orange Rustler pours a very murky peach gold with a thick, rocky, 2-finger off-white head that dissipates to a thin and cloudy film with very little lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, tropical, and floral.  There are aromas of juicy orange, tangerine, grassy hops, subtle caramel, and light honey.
  • Taste: The flavor of the Blood Orange Rustler is citrusy, floral, grassy, and malty.  There are notes of orange peel, herbal tea, blood orange juice, wild flowers, light grains, and soft caramel. 
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Blood Orange Rustler is very crisp and very dry, but smooth with a dry slightly bitter finish.
Overall pairing: The punchy, citrusy, very drinkable flavors of the delightful Blood Orange Rustler from Payette Brewing Company is a great beer to throw back when you are rocking out to the poppy hard rockin' goodness that is "Get Lucky" by Loverboy!


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