Sunday, February 5, 2023

February 5th, 2023 - A Hazy Day Out In Tahoe


Hey there rockers, rollers, and hoppy beer freaks!  Your drinking buddy the Meista here with another killer pairing for ya!  Today, I'm pairing the wonderful "Day Out In Nowhere", the latest album by the Graham Bonnet Band with a delicious and very juicy Tahoe Haze Northeast-Style Hazy India Pale Ale from the fine folks at Revision Brewing Company!  YES!!

Album Info:

  • Artist: Graham Bonnet Band
  • Title: "Day Out In Nowhere"
  • Recorded: Late 2021 through early 2022 at The Fuel Music Studio in Fullerton, California
  • Release date: May 13th, 2022 (full-length studio album by the Graham Bonnet Band)
  • Record company: Frontiers Records SRL
  • Production: Beth-Ami Heavenstone and Conrado Pesinato 
  • Album cover art: ?
  • Personnel: Graham Bonnet (lead vocals), Beth-Ami Heavenstone (bass), and Conrado Pesinato (guitars)
  • Additional and guest musicians: Don Airey (keyboards on "It's Just A Frickin' Song"), Alessandro Bertoni (keyboards), Levi Dokus (drums on "Suzy"), Shane Gaalass (drums), Kyle Hughes (drums on "Jester"), Jeff Loomis (guitar on "Jester"), Shota Nakama (orchestral arrangements on "Suzy"), Takanori Ozaki (acoustic guitar), John Tempesta (drums on "When We're Asleep"), Mike Tempesta (guitar on "When We're Asleep"), Antonio Teoli (orchestral arrangements), and Roy Z (guitar on "Brave New World")
  • Musical style: Hard rock, rock, power pop
  • Sound: Highlighting Bonnet's powerhouse vocal prowess and the wonderful musicality of the band and guest musicians, the sound on "Day Out In Nowhere" is a blend of straightforward hard rockin' goodness and sophisticated modern production!
  • Major themes: Life, death, aging, memories, relationships, lust, music, writer's block, loss, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Imposter"
  2. "Twelve Steps To Heaven"
  3. "Brave New World"
  4. "Uncle John"
  5. "Day Out In Nowhere"
  6. "The Sky Is Alive"
  7. "David's Mom"
  8. "When We're Asleep"
  9. "It's Just A Frickin' Song"
  10. "Jester"
  11. "Suzy"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Revision Brewing Company (Sparks, Nevada)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Tahoe Haze Northeast-Style Hazy India Pale Ale 
  • Style: New England-style Hazy India Pale Ale (NEIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • IBUs: 30
  • Ingredients: Citra and Mosaic hops
  • Pour: The Tahoe Haze pours a very hazy, bright golden-yellow hue with a frothy, bright white, 1-finger head with great retention and lots of sudsy, sticky lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very citrusy and slightly tropical with more subtle floral and malt elements.  There are aromas of orange juice, tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, bright mango, melon, wildflowers, and soft caramel/toffee.
  • Taste: Hop-forward and very juicy, the taste of the Tahoe Haze is citrusy, fruity, and slightly sweet.  There are notes of candied oranges, orange juice, orange peel and pith, tangerine, peach, mango, pineapple, guava, and light honey.
  • 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 Brewing Tahoe Haze is a juicy and bright brew... a great companion to the rockin' honesty and intensity of the fantastic "Day Out In Nowhere" by the Graham Bonnet Band!  And the beer label and album art cover look great together as well!  'Nuff said!

And if you haven't done so already, please check out my interview with the legendary Graham Bonnet here: ttps://

Cheers!!  Rock on!!

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