Saturday, May 26, 2018

May 26th, 2018 - Stone Fruit Sour

Good afternoon!  The Meista here today pairing Stone Sour's self-titled debut album and a Limited Release Beer 4: Apricot Sour from 2 Row Brewing!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Stone Sour
  • Title: "Stone Sour"
  • Recorded: 2002 at Catamount  Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Release date: August 27th, 2002 (1st album by Stone Sour)
  • Record company: Roadrunner Records
  • Production: Tom Tatman and Stone Sour
  • Album cover art: Ken Schles (photography) and T42design (art direction and design)
  • Personnel: Shawn Economaki (bass guitar), Joel Ekman (drums), Josh Rand (rhythm guitar and bass), James Root (lead guitar and backing vocals), and Corey Taylor (lead vocals, guitar, and piano)
  • Additional musicians: Denny Gibbs (Hammond organ on tracks 7 and 15), Dan Spain (drums on tracks 17 and 18), and Sid Wilson (turntables)
  • Musical style: Alternative metal, nu metal, alternative rock, hard rock, post-grunge
  • Sound: Taylor described "Stone Sour" as "melodic hard rock with content and initiative".  The band blends the aggression and brutality of Slipknot with the melodic post-punk modern punch of bands like Foo Fighters and Stone Temple Pilots!
  • Major themes: Emotions, relationships, anger, isolation, pain, loss, aggression, self-discovery, etc. 
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Get Inside"
  2. "Orchids"
  3. "Cold Reader"
  4. "Blotter"
  5. "Choose"
  6. "Monolith"
  7. "Inhale"
  8. "Bother"
  9. "Blue Study"
  10. "Take A Number"
  11. "Idle Hands"
  12. "Tumult"
  13. "Omega"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: 2 Row Brewing (Midvale, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Limited Release Beer 4: Apricot Sour
  • Style: American Wild Ale
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 7.9% 
  • Pour: The Apricot Sour pours a cloudy, golden-yellow hue with a bright white, 2-finger, firm head with good sustain and soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by fruity, tart, lightly malty, and earthy.  There are notes of fresh apricot, apricot leather, lemon juice, plum, tart berries, light grains, and a hint of grassy hops.
  • Taste: The taste follows the nose with lots of fruity, tart, and wild yeast flavors.  There are notes of fresh apricot, apricot leather, lemon juice, cherry juice, light apple cider vinegar, pale malt, and light grassy hops.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the Apricot Sour's mouthfeel is very crisp and very tart with a dry, lip-puckering finish.

Overall pairing: The bright, fruity, sweet, and very tart flavors and aromas of the 2 Row Limited Release Beer 4: Apricot Sour is a great brew for a hot May afternoon... especially when you've got the headbanging melodic tunes of Stone Sour pounding out of your speakers!


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