Friday, July 22, 2016

July 22nd, 2016 - A Extra Pale Pilgrimage Out Of Exile

Hello friends!  Your drinkin' pal the Meista here today pairing Audioslave's "Out Of Exile" with a Pilgrimage Extra Pale Ale from Vernal Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Audioslave
  • Title: "Out Of Exile"
  • Recorded: July 2004 through January 2005 at Cello Studios in Hollywood, California, Akadamie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research in Los Angeles, California, and Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California
    Release date: May 24th, 2005 (2nd album by Audioslave)
  • Record company: Interscope Records
  • Production: Rick Rubin and Audioslave
  • Album cover art: Antony Nagelmann
  • Personnel: Tim Commerford (bass guitar and backing vocals), Chris Cornell (lead vocals), Tom Morello (guitars), and Brad Wilk (drums)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, post punk, post grunge
  • Sound: Relying less on heavy guitar riffs (but still very rocking) than their debut album, with "Out Of Exile", Audioslave presents a much more balanced album.  Morello's guitar work is wonderfully rich, aggressive, and inspiring.  Cornell's vocals are (as always) spot on.  And the rhythm work of Commerford and Wilk is a solid and underrated force.
  • Major themes: Self-reliance, relationships, solitude, seeking knowledge, life, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Your Time Has Come"
  2. "Out Of Exile"
  3. "Be Yourself"
  4. "Doesn't Remind Me"
  5. "Drown Me Slowly"
  6. "Heaven's Dead"
  7. "The Worm"
  8. "Man Or Animal"
  9. "Yesterday To Tomorrow"
  10. "Dandelion"
  11. "#1 Zero"
  12. "The Curse"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Vernal Brewing Company (Vernal, Utah)
  • Website:           
  • Brew: Pilgrimage Extra Pale Ale
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 4.0%
  • Pour: Slightly hazy, pale gold with a frothy and firm 1.5 finger, white head that displays intricate and sustained lacing.
  • Nose: The nose of the Pilgrimage is bready, hoppy, and fruity.  There are aromas of apple, floral and grassy hops, freshly baked bread, and sweet caramel.
  • Taste: The taste follows the nose.  There are notes of sweet caramelly malts, biscuit, apple, pear, light citrus, grain, light herbs, and floral and grassy hops.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with good carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Pilgrimage is crisp and slightly syrupy with a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: The crisp and very drinkable character of Vernal Brewing Company's Pilgrimage Extra Pale Ale is a great beer for the radio-friendly, yet rockin' and punchy character of Audioslave's "Out Of Exile"!  The sweet notes go great with the vocals of Cornell, while the moderately more bitter characteristics of the hops are great for Morello's guitar acrobatics and the powerhouse rhythm section of Commerford and Wilk!

Cheers and rock on!!

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