Wednesday, August 28, 2019

August 28th, 2019 - Fever Tree Shaker

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Your pal, the Meista here today pairing a Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company and the self-titled, debut album by late 1960s Texas psychedelic and progressive rock band Fever Tree!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Fever Tree
  • Title: "Fever Tree"
  • Recorded: January 1968 at Andrus Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California
  • Release date: March 28th, 1968 (1st studio album by Fever Tree)
  • Record company: Uni Records
  • Production: Scott Holtzman and Vivian Holtzman
  • Album cover art: Jill Gibson (photography) and Eric Schou (design)
  • Personnel: Dennis Keller (lead vocals), Michael Knust (lead guitar), Rob Landes (cello, clavinet, flute, harp, harpsichord, organ, piano, and recorder), John Tuttle (drums and percussion), and E.E. Wolfe (bass guitar)
  • Additional musicians: David Angel (horn and strings) and Mic Liftz (horn and strings) 
  • Musical style: Psychedelic rock, baroque pop, folk rock, art rock with elements of hard rock and jazz
  • Sound: Wholly underrated and wonderfully unique, Fever Tree's debut album combinds hard rockin' grooves with a little proto-metal punch, and more progressive elements along with some baroque and classical orchestration, as well as intricate jazz patterns. 
  • Major themes: Life, relationships, joy, love, lust, introspection, art, etc. 
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Imitation Situation 1 (Toccata And Fugue)"
  2. "Where Do You Go?"
  3. "San Francisco Girls (Return Of The Native)"
  4. "Ninety Nine And A Half (Won't Do)"
  5. "Man Who Paints The Pictures"
  6. "Filigree And Shadow"
  7. "The Sun Also Rises"
  8. "Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out"
  9. "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing"
  10. "Unlock My Door"
  11. "Come With Me (Rainsong)"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Odell Brewing Company (Colorado)
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  • Brew: Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA
  • Style: Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA) / Double IPA (DIPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 8% 
  • IBUs: 42
  • Pour: The Tree Shaker pours a cloudy, golden-yellow with a frothy, 1+ finger, off-white head with good sustain and lots of intricate, sticky lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is juicy, citrusy, fruity, malty, sweet, and a little dank.  There are aromas of fresh peach, tangerine, orange, grapefruit rind, lemon zest, light pine, mango, pineapple, summer grass, and soft caramel/toffee.
  • Taste: The taste of the Tree Shaker combines fruity, citrusy, sweet, malty, and slightly bitter flavors.  There are notes of sweet peach, orange juice and pith, tangerine, pink grapefruit juice, pineapple, mango, light pine, light herbs, and soft caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and  moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp and juicy with a  slightly bitter and dry finish. 

Overall pairing:  The crisp, juicy, sweet, and refreshing character of the Tree Shaker from Odell is perfect for the psychedelic and progressive, artistic rock stylings of the wonderful Fever Tree!  'Nuff said!


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