Sunday, May 26, 2019

May 26th, 2019 - The Beauty Downed That Kölsch Beer In 8 Seconds!

Guten tag and happy Sunday headbangers and artisan brew lovers!  Herr Meista here today rocking the hell out to Tankard's "The Beauty And The Beer" (which is 13 years old today!) and an 8 Second Kölsch from Elevation Beer Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Tankard
  • Title: "The Beauty And The Beer"
  • Recorded: 2005 through 2006 at Stage-One-Studio in Bühne, Germany
  • Release date: May 26th, 2006 (12th studio album by Tankard)
  • Record company: AFM Records
  • Production: Andy Classen
  • Album cover art: Michel Montheillet
  • Personnel:  Andreas "Gerre" Geremia (lead and backing vocals), Andy Gutjahr (guitars), Frank Thorwarth (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Olaf Zissel (drums)
  • Additional musicians: Harald Maul (backing vocals), Timon Schreiber (backing vocals), and Alex Wenzel (backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Thrash metal, heavy metal
  • Sound: Funny, irreverent, and totally rocking, Tankard is ! 
  • Major themes: Beer, drinking, partying, heavy metal, rebellion, life, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Ice-Olation"
  2. "We Still Drink The Old Ways"
  3. "Forsaken World"
  4. "Rockstar No. 1"
  5. "The Beauty And The Beer"
  6. "Blue Rage - Black Redemption"
  7. "Frankfurt: We Need More Beer"
  8. "Metaltometal"
  9. "Dirty Digger"
  10. "Shaken Not Stirred"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Elevation Beer Company (Poncha Springs, Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: 8 Second Kölsch
  • Style: Kölsch
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBUs: 15
  • Pour: The 8 Second Kölsch pours a clear golden-yellow with a frothy 1+ finger, bright white head with great sustain and lots of soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is hoppy, citrusy, and bready.  There are aromas of grassy hops, summer grass, crackery biscuit, soda crackers, sourdough bread, lemon zest, freshly cut hay, lemongrass, and white pepper.
  • Taste: The taste of the 8 Second Kölsch follows the nose with lots of crackery, lemony, grassy flavors.  There are notes of biscuit, lemon zest, green hops, and light pepper in the finish.
  • Mouthfeel: Light in body and well-carbonated, the 8 Second Kölsch is very crisp, smooth, and refreshing with a dry, clean finish. 

Overall pairing: The 8 Second Kölsch is an incredibly crisp and crushable brew... perfect to slam whilst headbanging to the great German thrashers Tankard and their kickass album "The Beauty And The Beer"!  'Nuff said!
Prost and hails!!  Raise those horns to the mighty Tankard!!

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