Tuesday, August 6, 2019

August 6th, 2019 - There Is No Grave But The Sea On This Stormy Day

Ahoy, me hearties!  Captain Meista here tonight pairing the very rockin' and very raucous "No Grave But The Sea" by Scotish pirate metal monsters Alestorm and a new and very tasty Stormy Day IPA from Roosters Brewing Company!  So raise your cutlasses and your pint glasses with me ya scurvy dogs!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Alestorm
  • Title: "No Grave But The Sea"
  • Recorded: 2017 at Alpaca Ranch Recording Studios and Audiohammer Studios in Orlando, Florida and LSD Studios in Lübeck, Germany
  • Release date: May 26th, 2017 (5th studio album by Alestorm)
  • Record company: Napalm Records
  • Production: Lasse Lammert
  • Album cover art: Dan Goldsworthy
  • Personnel: Peter Alcorn (drums), Máté Bodor (guitars), Christopher Bowes (lead vocals and keytar), Gareth Murdock (bass and backing vocals), and Elliot Vernon (keyboards and backing vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Tobias Hain (trumpet), Jan Philipp Jacobs (trombone), Lasse Lammert (vibraslap), Betsy Neal (backing vocals), Kane Neal (backing vocals), Chris Short (backing vocals), and Tobias Waslowski (violin) 
  • Musical style: Pirate metal, power metal, folk metal
  • Sound: Combining Scottish jigs with pirate themes, European folk music, and epic power metal, Alestorm has made a name for themselves for fun and silliness, yet also for masterful musicianship.  The music is fast-paced, fiery, and incredibly entertaining with hilarious pirate-themed lyrics!  What's not to love?!
  • Major themes: Pirates! Pirates! And more pirates! As well as beer, rum, quests, drinking, fighting, drinking, sex, drinking, stealing, drinking, pillaging, drinking, plunder, drinking, death, drinking, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "No Grave But The Sea"
  2. "Mexico"
  3. "To The End Of The World"
  4. "Alestorm"
  5. "Bar ünd Imbiss"
  6. "Fucked With An Anchor"
  7. "Pegleg Potion"
  8. "Man The Pumps"
  9. "Rage Of The Pentahook"
  10. "Treasure Island"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Roosters Brewing Company (Ogden, Utah)
  • Website: http://www.roostersbrewingco.com/
  • Brew: Stormy Day IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 32 ounce crowler can
  • ABV: 4.0%
  • Ingredients: North East IPA blended with a North West IPA
  • Pour: The Stormy Day IPA pours a very hazy, golden-orange amber with a bright white, 1-finger head with good retention and soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, hoppy, herbal, and earthly.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, tangerine, orange peel and pith, mango, melon, pine resin, cedar, herbal tea, and soft caramel. 
  • Taste: The taste is characterized by bright, fruity, hoppy, earthy, and slightly sweet flavors.  There are big notes of pink grapefruit, tangerine, mango, black tea, grassy hops, and pine, along with more subtle flavors of freshly baked bread, biscuit, and toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Stormy Day IPA is very crisp with a dry, slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The punchy, piney, and citrusy aromas and flavors of Roosters' Stormy Day IPA is a great beer to throw back whilst pillaging Caribbean villages... or just rockin' out to the kick-ass tunes of Alestorm's highly upbeat and entertaining "No Grave But The Sea"!  So grab a sweet lass and a Stormy Day and spin some Alestorm... you won't be sorry!

Cheers and hails!!

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