Tuesday, September 20, 2022

September 20th, 2022 - Hold My Beer Not My [God-Given] Rights


Guten tag!!  The Meista here today with a pairing of "My God-Given Right" from power metal gods Helloween and a crispy and delicious Hold My Beer Not My Rights Pale Ale from the fine folks at Fisher Brewing Company!  Oh, hell yeah!!

Album Info:

  • Artist: Helloween
  • Title: "My God-Given Right"
  • Recorded: October 2014 through February 2015 at Mi Sueño Studio, Tenerife, Spain
  • Release date: May 29th, 2015 (15th studio album by Helloween)
  • Record company: Nuclear Blast
  • Production: Charlie Bauerfeind
  • Album cover art: Martin Häusler
  • Personnel: Andi Deris (lead vocals), Sascha Gerstner (lead and rhythm guitars), Markus Grosskopf (bass guitar), Daniel Löble (drums), and Michael Weikath  (lead and rhythm guitars)
  • Additional musicians: Billy King and Olaf Senkbeil (backing vocals) and Matthias Ulmer (keyboards)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, power metal
  • Sound: Blending the old-school, classic '80s Helloween power metal sound with a modern production and sound, Helloween's "My God-Given Right" is powerful heavy metal album with explosive drumming, thunderous bass, blisteringly fast and soaring guitars, and amazing vocals!
  • Major themes: Everyday heroes, the evils of violence, nuclear war, and war profiteering, states of sanity, having fun, rock and roll, drinking, following one's own dreams and being an individual, self-actualization, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Heroes"
  2. "Battle's Won"
  3. "My God-Given Right"
  4. "Stay Crazy"
  5. "Lost In America"
  6. "Russian Roulé"
  7. "The Swing Of A Fallen World"
  8. "Like Everybody Else"
  9. "Creatures In Heaven"
  10. "If God Loves Rock 'N' Roll"
  11. "Living On The Edge"
  12. "Claws"
  13. "You, Still Of War"
  14. "I Wish I Were There"
  15. "Wicked Game"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Fisher Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website: http://www.fisherbeer.com/
  • Brew: Hold My Beer Not My Rights Pale Ale
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 32 ounce crowler can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Ingredients: Simcoe and Mosaic hops
  • Pour: The Hold My Beer Not My Rights Pale Ale pours a hazy, copper-amber hue with a frothy, off-white, 1+ finger head with great sustain and lots of sudsy, sticky, and layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by light citrus, berry, floral and herbal hops, hearty grains, and more subtle sweeter malts.  There are aromas of toasted bread, toasted barley, grapefruit rind, strawberry, light pine resin, black tea, wildflowers, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the Hold My Beer Not My Rights Pale Ale follows the nose with lots of citrus, earthy, and herbal flavors along with more subtle sweet malts.  There are notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange pith, light strawberry, barley, toasted bread, black tea, pine, crackery biscuit, and softer toffee notes.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp with a very dry, slightly bitter and peppery finish.
  • Notes: A portion of all proceeds from this entire batch of beer will benefit Planned Parenthood of Utah and the Utah Abortion Fund.

Overall pairing: The hoppy complexity and drinkability of the Hold My Beer Not My Rights from Fisher Brewing is perfect for the bombast, driving power, and sheer joy that Helloween conveys on the most excellent "My God-Given Right"!  I cannot think of anything I'd rather be doing right now than rockin' out to Helloween and sipping a tasty Fisher brew!!

Prost... Zum Wohl!!

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