Sunday, April 30, 2017

April 30th, 2017 - Blind Faith In The Brauhaus Festbier

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing a Brauhaus Festbier from Red Rock Brewery with Blind Faith's self-titled album!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Blind Faith
  • Title: "Blind Faith"
  • Recorded: February 20th through June 24th, 1969 at Olympic Studios and Morgan Studios in London, England
  • Release date: August 1969 (1st and only album by Blind Faith)
  • Record company: Atco Records
  • Production: Jimmy Miller
  • Album cover art: Stanley Miller / Bob Seidemann
  • Personnel: Ginger Baker (drums, percussion and vocals on "Do What You Like"), Eric Clapton (guitars and vocals on "Do What You Like"), Ric Grech (bass guitar, violin on "Sea Of Joy", and vocals on "Do What You Like"), and Steve Winwood (keyboards, vocals, guitars, and bass guitar on "Presence Of The Lord")
  • Musical style: Rock, blues rock
  • Sound: Soulful, bluesy, heavy... such an amazing and honest sound!  This album highlights these musicians at the top of their game in a time of great transition.
  • Major themes: The blues, isolation, sadness, hope, life, love, etc.
  • Tracks:
  1. "Had To Cry Today"
  2. "Can't Find My Way Home"
  3. "Well... All Right"
  4. "Presence Of The Lord"
  5. "Sea Of Joy"
  6. "Do What You Like"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Red Rock Brewery (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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  • Brew: Brauhaus Festbier
  • Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
  • Serving: 16 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • Pour: The Brauhaus Festbier pours a clear, bronze-amber with a big, frothy, 2-finger head with great sustain and lots of sticky, intricate, and layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very malty, sweet, and spicy.  There are aromas of toasted bread, sweet biscuit, toffee, honey, nutmeg, fennel, and Allspice.
  • Taste: Malt forward, the taste of the Brauhaus Festbier is bready and spicy with very mild hop bitterness.  There are notes of toasted bread, biscuit, caramel, herbs, nutmeg, dried apricot, and light, bitter hops.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy with a clean finish.

Overall pairing: The Red Rock Brauhaus Festbier is a great, easy-drinking brew, great for lazy Sundays and the rockin' tunes of the mighty, but sadly, short-lived Blind Faith!


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