Friday, July 22, 2022

July 22nd, 2022 - Socialized Fermentation And Hate


Greetings thrashers, headbangers, and hop-heads!  And a very happy Friday to you!  Your drinking buddy the Meista here starting the weekend off right and rocking the hell out with a pairing of "Socialized Hate", the killer debut album by Arizona thrash metal band Atrophy and a tasty and juicy Socialized Fermentation NE Style Hazy IPA from Revision Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Atrophy
  • Title: "Socialized Hate" 
  • Recorded: 1988 at Music Grinder and EQ Studios in Hollywood, California and Pacific Studio in Chatsworth, California
  • Release date: November 7th, 1988 (1st full-length studio album by Atrophy)
  • Record company: Roadrunner Records
  • Production: Bill Metoyer and Atrophy 
  • Album cover art: Chris Sahlin
  • Personnel: James Gulotta (bass), Tim Kelly (drums), Chris Lykins (guitars), Rick Skowron (guitars), and Brian Zimmerman (lead vocals)
  • Musical style: Thrash metal
  • Sound: Fast and fiery, some of Atrophy's most potent riffing is found on this gem!  Along with Zimmerman's killer vocals and lyrics, the band is tight, cohesive, and brings the hammer down!  This is old-school thrash at its best! 
  • Major themes: Society, drugs, greed, evil, crime, rebellion, beer, life, death, pain, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Chemical Dependency"
  2. "Killing Machine"
  3. "Matter Of Attitude"
  4. "Preacher, Preacher"
  5. "Beer Bong"
  6. "Socialized Hate"
  7. "Best Defense"
  8. "Product Of The Past"
  9. "Rest In Pieces"
  10. "Urban Decay"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Revision Brewing Company (Sparks, Nevada)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Socialized Fermentation NE Style Hazy IPA 
  • Style: New England-style Hazy India Pale Ale (NEIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • IBUs: 35
  • Ingredients: Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo, Galaxy, and Vic Secret hops
  • Pour: The Socialized Fermentation pours a very hazy golden-yellow hue with a frothy, eggshell white, 2-finger head with great retention and lots of sudsy, sticky lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very citrusy and fruity with more subtle floral and malt elements.  There are aromas of orange juice, tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, mango, wildflowers, and soft caramel/toffee.
  • Taste: Hop-forward and very juicy, the taste of the Socialized Fermentation is citrusy, fruity, and malty.  There are notes of orange juice, tangerine, peach, light grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple, guava, melon, herbal tea, sweet caramel, and an ever so slight hint of booze.  
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp and very juicy, yet smooth and creamy with a dry, slightly sweet finish.

Overall pairing: The Revision Socialized Fermentation is a complex and crisp brew with lots of juicy citrus and fruit flavor, which makes it a great beer to throw back to the intensity of the riffs, vocals, and thunderous rhythm section of Atrophy's killer "Socialized Hate" album!  'Nuff said! 

Cheers and hails!

And make sure to check out my interview with Brian Zimmerman from last year  here:

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