Saturday, November 16, 2019

November 16th, 2019 - An Invasion Of The Lost Art Of Rock And Roll!

Hey there hellraisers and craft beer freaks!  Your drinking buddy the Meista here rocking out with the "The Lost Art Of Rock And Roll" by Brazilian hard rock outfit LeatherJacks (the brainchild of Mauro Cordeiro) and an Invasion IPA brewed by Anchorage Brewing Company for Mikkeller Brewery!

Album Info:
  • Artist: LeatherJacks
  • Title: "The Lost Art Of Rock And Roll"
  • Recorded: 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Release date: April 18th, 2017 (1st full length studio album by LeatherJacks)
  • Record company: MauCor Music
  • Production: Mauro Cordeiro
  • Album cover art: Milena Buzzinaro
  • Personnel: Mauro Cordeiro (all guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy blues, heavy metal, rock and roll
  • Sound: Inspired by 1980s AOR and heavy metal acts like Rainbow, Dio, Night Ranger, Triumph, etc., the sound on "The Lost Art Of Rock And Roll" is pure heavy duty rock and roll!  The song writing, vocals, and instrumentation is great, but the real strength here is Cordeiro's soaring guitar work... this dude really tears it up! 
  • Major themes: Rock and roll, life, inner strength, rebellion, power, joy, etc. 
  • Tracks:  
  1. "People (We're Chosen Ones)"
  2. "Crocodile's Heart"
  3. "Burning Wire"
  4. "LeatherJacks"
  5. "Emotions On Sale"
  6. "The Slammer"
  7. "Do You Fucking Pay My Bills?"
  8. "Motocross"
  9. "The Lost Art Of Rock And Roll (Believe In Yourself)"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Mikkeller Brewery (København, Denmark) - brewed and bottled by Anchorage Brewing Company (Anchorage, Alaska)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Invasion IPA
  • Style: Farmhouse India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 25 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 8.0%
  • Pour: The Invasion IPA pours a bright, hazy golden-yellow with a frothy, bright white 1-finger head with good retention that dissipates to a thin ring with minimal lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is an interesting blend of funky farmhouse and hoppy IPA aromas.  There are notes of funky Brett, horse blanket, lemon zest, lemon yogurt, grapefruit rind and juice, tangerine, apricot, peach, leather, pine resin, lemongrass, white pepper, and oak.
  • Taste: The taste follows the nose with lots of funky, citrusy, tropical, tart, earthy, and spicy flavors.  There are notes of pink grapefruit juice, tangerine, lemon, dried apricot, fruit leather, barnyard funk, pine, and pepper.  
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel of Mikkeller Invasion IPA is very crisp, frothy, somewhat tart, and a little bitter with a dry finish.

Overall pairing: The Mikkeller Invasion IPA is a bright, flavorful, unique, punchy, and funky brew... great for the hard rockin' punch of LeatherJacks' kickass "The Lost Art Of Rock And Roll"!  The bright, fruity flavors go great with the soaring guitar work while the hoppy bite is great for the aggressive kick!  Make sure to check out LeatherJacks a!

Saude!!  Rock on!!

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