Friday, March 19, 2021

March 19th, 2021 - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith For The Röad Crew... "Another Beer Is What I Need"


Hello there rockers, rollers, rivet-heads, and craft brew freaks!  Happy Friday!  The Meista here today with a great pairing to start the weekend... Motörhead's seminal live album, "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith" and a ad Crew American Pale Ale from Ale Asylum!!  Hell yeah!!

Album Info: 

  • Artist: Motörhead 
  • Title: "No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith"
  • Recorded: 1980 in Newcastle and Leeds, England
    Release date: June 27th, 1981 (1st live album released by Motorhead)
  • Record company: Bronze Records
  • Production: Vic Maile 
  • Album cover art: Ian Kalinouski (photography)
  • Personnel: Fast Eddie Clarke (guitars), Lemmy Kilmister (lead vocals and bass), and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor (drums), 
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy blues rock, heavy metal, rock and roll 
  • Sound: Loud, fast, heavy, and honest... come on... this is pure heavy duty rock and roll as it should be!  It's fucking Motörhead! 
  • Major themes: Rock and roll, sex, drugs, gambling, crime, rebellion, life, touring, war, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Ace Of Spades"
  2. "Stay Clean"
  3. "Metropolis"
  4. "The Hammer"
  5. "Iron Horse - Born To Lose"
  6. "No Class"
  7. "Overkill"
  8. "(We Are) The Road Crew"
  9. "Capricorn"
  10. "Bomber"
  11. "Motörhead"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Ale Asylum (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Röad Crew American Pale Ale
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Pour: The Röad Crew pours a clear, light copper-amber with a thin, bright white head with good retention and lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by earthy, floral, citrusy, and malty aromas.  There are notes of light pine resin, grapefruit rind, tangerine, lemon zest, cedar, herbs, wild flowers, light onion, biscuity malt, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: The taste follows the nose with citrusy, earthy, and malty flavors.  There are notes of light citrus (orange zest and pith), pine, black tea, barley, crackery biscuit, and soft caramel/toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the Röad Crew is crisp with a dry, slightly bitter, yet clean finish.

Overall pairing: The ad Crew from Ale Asylum is the obvious choice to crush with Motörhead's killer "No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith"... and not just because of the namesake!  Those hoppy, punchy flavors work great with the overall heaviness of the album, while the maltier notes go great with the more heavy bluesy elements of the album!  

Cheers!!  Hails!!

"I just love the life I lead, 
Another beer is what I need,
Another gig, my ears bleed, 
We are the road crew." 

--Lemmy Kilmister 

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