Hello and happy Monday evil-doers! The Meista here pairing the excellent "No Rest For The Wicked" by the prince of darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne and a Leisurebrau Cold India Pale Ale from Proper Brewing Company!
- Artist: Ozzy Osbourne
- Title: "No Rest For The Wicked"
- Recorded: 1988
Release date: September 28th, 1988 (5th solo studio album by Ozzy)
- Record company: Epic / CBS
- Production: Keith Olsen and Roy Thomas Baker
- Album cover art: The Leisure Process (photography by Bob Carlos Clarke)
- Personnel: Ozzy Osbourne (lead vocals) with the late, great Randy Castillo (drums), Bob Daisley (bass), John Sinclair (keyboards), and Zakk Wylde (guitars)
- Additional musicians: Michael Sadler (background vocals)
- Musical style: Heavy metal / hard rock
- Sound: One of my favorites by Ozzy, "No Rest For The Wicked" is that classic Ozzy sound, but with some "new" guitar tones from Wylde.
- Major themes: With songs about televangelist Jimmy Swaggart, Charles Manson, and alcoholism, themes on the album include hypocrisy, vengeance, murder, the battle of good and evil, lust, rebellion, and states of sanity / insanity.
- "Miracle Man"
- "Devil's Daughter"
- "Crazy Babies"
- "Breaking All The Rules"
- "Bloodbath In Paradise"
- "Fire In The Sky"
- "Tattooed Dancer"
- "Demon Alcohol"
- "Hero" (hidden track)
- Brewery: Proper Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
- Website: http://www.properbrewingco.com/
- Brew: Leisurebrau Cold India Pale Ale
- Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
- Serving: 16 ounce can
- ABV: 5.0%
- IBUs: 54
- Pour: The Leisurebrau Cold India Pale Ale pours a clear, copper-amber color with a very thin, yet bubbly eggshell white head with light lacing.
- Nose: The nose is chalk full of citrusy, floral, and biscuity malt aromas. There are hop-forward notes of citrus rind, lemon zest, very light pine resin, wildflowers, crackery biscuit, and soft caramel.
- Taste: The taste is citrusy, floral, malty, and crackery. There are notes of grapefruit, tangerine, light pine, herbal tea, bready malts, and soft caramel.
- Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Leisurebrau is crisp and refreshing with a dry and slightly bitter finish.
Overall pairing: Those hoppy and crisp notes of the Proper Leisurebrau are perfect for the heavy-duty goodness of Ozzy's rich vocals, Wylde's vibrato, Castillo's thunderous drumming, and Daisley's bold bass work, while the smooth drinkability is great for the rockin' accessibility of the album!
Cheers and hails!!