Friday, October 21, 2016

October 21st, 2016 - Running With The 8th Dog's Pack

Hello and happy Friday!  Your pal the Meista here today pairing Bad Company's stellar 3rd album "Run With The Pack" with a De Achste Hond Belgian-Style Sour Ale (Peach)!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Bad Company
  • Title: "Run With The Pack"
  • Recorded: September 1975 with the Rolling Stones Mobile Truck in Grasse, France
  • Release date: January 28th, 1976 (3rd studio album by Bad Company) (1969-04-16)
  • Record company: Island Records
  • Production: Bad Company
  • Album cover art: Kosh 
  • Personnel: Boz Burrell (bass), Simon Kirke (drums), Mick Ralphs (guitar and piano), and Paul Rodgers (vocals, guitar, and piano)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, blues rock with elements of R&B and soul
  • Sound: Soulful, bluesy, and rockin', "Run With The Pack" is a richly textured, radio-friendly, classic rock and roll album. As always, Rodgers vocals are spot on... honest, soulful, and emotional, and Ralphs guitar work is bluesy and straightforward. 
  • Major themes: Rock and roll, honesty, love, desire, heartbreak, ramblin', lust, livin' right, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Live For The Music"
  2. "Simple Man"
  3. "Honey Child"
  4. "Love Me Somebody"
  5. "Run With The Pack"
  6. "Silver, Blue & Gold"
  7. "Young Blood"
  8. "Do Right By Your Woman"
  9. "Sweet Lil' Sister"
  10. "Fade Away"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Laughing Dog Brewing Company (Ponderay, Idaho)
  • Website:    
  • Brew: De Achste Hond Belgian-Style Sour Ale (Peach)
  • Style: American Wild Ale 
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 7.0%
  • Pour: The De Achste Hond pours a murky, caramel-amber hue with a thin white head that dissipates quickly and leaves only trace lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is ridiculously fruity, very sweet, and mildly sour.  There are aromas of candied peaches, strawberries, lemon zest, hints of barnyard funk, and very subtle floral hops.
  • Taste: The taste of the De Achste Hond is very similar to the nose... sweet, fruity, and mildly tart.  There are notes of candied peaches, canned peaches, peach syrup, strawberries, rhubarb, lemon juice, and floral hops.
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp, thirst quenching, and slightly tart with a clean, sweet finish.

Overall pairing: The De Achste Hond (the 8th dog) is a slightly tart, very sweet, and very drinkable brew... great for the sweet rockin' melodies of Bad Company's very listenable "Run With The Pack"!  'Nuff said!

Cheers!!  Rock on!!

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