Monday, March 28, 2022

March 28th, 2022 - Demolition In Daytona


Hey there rockers, rollers, and hop lovers!  The Meista here today getting the week off to the right start by rocking out with a Daytona India Pale Ale from Salt Flats Brewing Company and Girlschool's kick-ass debut album, "Demolition"!

Album Info: 

  • Artist: Girlschool
  • Title: "Demolition"
  • Recorded: April through May 1980 at Jackson's Studios in Rickmansworth, England
  • Release date: June 30th, 1980 (1st studio album by Girlschool)
  • Record company: Bronze Records / Renaissance Records
  • Production: Vic Maile 
  • Album cover art: Linda Curry
  • Personnel: Denise Dufort (drums), Kelly Johnson (lead guitar and vocals), Kim McAuliffe (rhythm guitar and vocals), and Enid Williams (bass and vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy metal, NWOBHM
  • Sound: Characterized by killer riffs, crunchy guitars, thumping bass, thunderous drums, and catchy harmonies, the sound on "Demolition" is classic Johnson-era Girlschool!
  • Major themes: Rebellion, relationships, rock and roll, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Demolition Boys"
  2. "Not For Sale"
  3. "Race With the Devil" (The Gun cover)
  4. "Take It All Away"
  5. "Rag Doll" (bonus track)
  6. "Nothing To Lose"
  7. "Breakdown"
  8. "Midnight Ride"
  9. "Emergency"
  10. "Deadline"
  11. "It Could Be Better" (bonus track)
  12. "Furniture Fire" (bonus track)
  13. "Bomber" (Motörhead cover bonus track)

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Salt Flats Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Daytona India Pale Ale
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBUs: 70
  • Pour: The Daytona pours a murky, deep copper hue with a frothy, off-white, thin head with good sustain and lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, fruity, floral, and herbal. There are aromas of grapefruit rind, tangerine, apricot, mango, pineapple, a hint of pine resin, bready malts, and soft caramel/toffee.
  • Taste: Hop-forward, the taste of the Daytona follows the nose with citrus, tropical fruit, and malty flavors.  There are notes of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, stone fruit (peach and apricot), crackery biscuit, a hint of pine, and sweet toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp, somewhat juicy, and slightly bitter with a dry, slightly sweet finish.

Overall pairing: The bright, fruity elements of the Salt Flats Daytona IPA go great with overall rock and roll punch of Girlschool's fantastic debut album, "Demolition" while the solid malt backbone goes well with the hard rockin' intensity and power that is and always will be the kick-ass gals in Girlschool!


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