Friday, November 10, 2023

November 10th, 2023 - Here's Your Report Card Because School's Out


Hey there rebels, rockers, rollers, and craft brew lovers!  Your drinkin' buddy the Meista here today with a treat for ya.  I'm rocking out to "Love It To Death" by the original Alice Cooper group and a punchy Report Card Pale Ale from my friends at Fisher Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Alice Cooper
  • Title: "School's Out"
  • Recorded: 1972 at the Record Plant in New York City, New York
  • Release date: June 30th, 1972 (5th studio album by Alice Cooper)
  • Record company: Warner Bros.
  • Production: Bob Ezrin 
  • Album cover art: Craig Braun
  • Personnel: Michael Bruce (rhythm guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), Glen Buxton (lead guitar), Alice Cooper (lead vocals and harmonica), Dennis Dunaway (bass and backing vocals), and Neal Smith (drums and backing vocals)
  • Additional musician: Wayne Andre (trombone on "Blue Turk"), Bob Ezrin (keyboards), and Dick Wagner (guitars)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, glam rock, pop rock
  • Sound: Wow... what do you say about this amazing album that hasn't already been said?  The album is a cohesive, wonderfully produced and executed masterpiece.  Every song is a classic, rocking gem!
  • Major themes: Rebellion, street violence, crime, death, youth, isolation, disillusionment, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "School's Out"
  2. "Luney Tune"
  3. "Gutter Cat Vs. The Jets"
  4. "Street Fight"
  5. "Blue Turk"
  6. "My Stars"
  7. "Public Animal #9"
  8. "Alma Mater"
  9. "Grand Finale"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Fisher Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Report Card Pale Ale
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 32 ounce crowler can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBUs: 35
  • Ingredients: Chinook hops 
  • Pour: The Report Card pours a fairly clear, golden-yellow hue with a billowy and frothy, bright white, 1+ finger head with great sustain and lots of sudsy, sticky, and layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by citrusy, floral, earthy, and herbal hops, and more subtle sweeter malts.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, lemon zest, tangerine, light mango, herbal tea, pine resin, wildflowers, doughy bread, toasted malts, a hint of onion, and soft, sweet caramel/toffee.
  • Taste: The taste of the Report Card is citrusy, earthy, and herbal along with crackery maltiness.  There are notes of pine, black tea, light onion, grapefruit juice, tangerine, crackery biscuit, and soft caramel/toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, slightly bitter, yet smooth with a dry, bitter finish

Overall pairing: The Report Card Pale Ale from the fine folks at Fisher Brewing is a bold, and wonderfully flavorful brew... perfect for the hard-rockin' power and might of the legendary Alice Cooper group!  The hoppy, piney, malty flavors go great with the shock rock / glam rock vibe of the killer tracks on "School's Out"!  'Nuff said!

Cheers!!  Rock on!!

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