Sunday, November 5, 2017

November 5th, 2017 - Sour Power Games

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing NWOBHM bad asses Jaguar and their brilliant debut album "Power Games" with a Sour Power from Fisher Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Jaguar
  • Title: "Power Games"
  • Recorded: November 1982 at Impulse Studios
  • Release date: March 1983 (1st studio album by Jaguar)
  • Record company: Neat Records
  • Production: Keith Nichol
  • Album cover art: Jeff Cox
  • Personnel: Jeff Cox (bass), Chris Lovell (drums), Paul Merrell (vocals), and Garry Pepperd (guitars)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal 
  • Sound: With influence from early Iron Maiden and Raven, Jaguar's music is fast-paced, in-your-face, guitar-driven, high-energy metal!  Pepperd releases machine gun fire guitar attacks on tops of the rapid fire intensity of Lovell's drumming and the thunderous might of Cox's bass work!  And Merrell's vocals are reminiscent of Di'Anno... passionate, melodic, and honest! 
  • Major themes: War, music, heavy metal, betrayal, power, death, loss, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Dutch Connection"
  2. "Out Of Luck"
  3. "The Fox"
  4. "Master Game"
  5. "No Lies"
  6. "Run For Your Life"
  7. "Prisoner"
  8. "Ain't No Fantasy"
  9. "Rawdeal"
  10. "Coldheart"
  11. "Axe Crazy"
  12. "War Machine"
  13. "Dirty Tricks"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Fisher Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Sour Power
  • Style: Kettle Sour Ale
  • Serving: 32 ounce crower can
  • ABV: 4.0%
  • Pour: The Sour Power pours a hazy, candy apple caramel-amber hue with lots of effervescence and a thin, bubbly white head that dissipates quickly and leaves only trace lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very tart and grainy.  There are aromas of lemon juice and zest, red wine vinegar, and a little sulfur.  
  • Taste: The taste of the Sour Power is very tart, astringent, and grainy.  There are notes of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, crackery biscuit, and a hint of funk.
  • Mouthfeel: Lighter in body and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp, very tart, and thirst quenching with a lip-puckering, dry finish.
Overall pairing: The very tart, very punchy flavors of Fisher's Sour Power makes for a great companion to the straight-forward NWOBHM aggression and speed of Jaguar's "Power Games"!
Cheers!!  Hails!!

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