Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8th, 2014 - This Is Your Consecration!

Good evening my friends!  The Meista here tonight pairing a wonderful Consecration from Russian River Brewing Company and the "Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life" tribute album!

Album Info:
  • Title: "Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life
  • Release date: March 31st, 2014
  • Record company: Rhino
  • Album art by: Marc Sasso
  • Themes/content:  Sorcery, swords, dragons, truth 
  • Musical style: METAL!!
  • Notes: Proceeds benefit the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
  • Tracks:
  1. "Neon Knights" - Anthrax
  2. "The Last In Line" - Tenacious D
  3. "The Mob Rules" - Adrenaline Mob
  4. "Rainbow In The Dark" - Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher
  5. "Straight Through The Heart" - Halestorm
  6. "Starstruck" - Motörhead with Biff Byford
  7. "The Temple Of The King" - Scorpions
  8. "Egypt (The Chains Are On)" - Doro
  9. "Holy Diver" - Killswitch Engage
  10. "Catch the Rainbow" - Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren
  11. "I" - Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
  12. "Man on the Silver Mountain" - Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren
  13. "Ronnie Rising Medley (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill the King)" - Metallica
  14. "This Is Your Life" - Dio

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Russian River Brewery
  • Website:
  • Brew: Consecration
  • Style: American Wild Ale/Sour Ale... a "Belgian-style dark ale aged in American oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with currants"
  • Serving: 12 ounces
  • Ingredients: "Wild" yeast, specifically Brettanomyces and Saccharomyces, and bacteria, specifically Lactobacillus and Pediococcus
  • ABV: 10.0%
  • Pour: Murky, dark caramel color with hues of purple and brown and a very thin, bright white head.
  • Nose: Dark fruit ester (fig and plum), maple syrup, horse blanket, tart lemon
  • Taste: Bold, complex, and tart flavors of lemon, currant sour grapes, wine, leather
  • Mouthfeel: Very, very tart and very frothy!
  • Finish: Tart, crisp, and refreshing!
  • Overall: Fantastic, funky, and complex sour ale... one of the best I've had! 
Cheers!!  And hails!!  Raise those horns and glasses!!

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