Sunday, November 17, 2019

November 17th, 2019 - Forever United In A Hideout

Hello and happy Sunday evil-doers and hop-heads!  The Meista here today finishing up the weekend with a pairing of Doro's rockin' "Forever United" and a Hideout Helles from Pug Ryan's Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Doro
  • Title: "Forever United"
  • Recorded: 2017 through 2018 at various studios throughout the world
  • Release date: August 17th, 2018 (13th studio album by Doro)
  • Record company: Nuclear Blast
  • Production: Doro Pesch and Andreas Bruhn
  • Album cover art: Geoffrey Gillespie
  • Personnel: Doro Pesch (lead and backing vocals) with Johnny Dee (drums and backing vocals), Nick Douglas (bass, keyboards, and backing vocals), Bas Maas (guitars and backing vocals), and Luca Princiotta (guitars, keyboards, and backing vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Doug Aldrich (guitar on "Heartbroken")
  • Musical style: Heavy metal
  • Sound: Old-school, straight-forward, high octane heavy metal, with her latest album, Doro once again proves that she is a powerful and relevant metal force!  Are some of the lyrics a little cliché and cheesy?  Maybe.  Does it rock?  Hell yes!!
  • Major themes: Heavy metal, brotherhood, hope, rebellion, loss, love, sex, power, might, life and death, etc.
  • Notes: The album is dedicated to the late Lemmy Kilmister.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Résistance"
  2. "Lift Me Up"
  3. "Heartbroken"
  4. "It Cuts So Deep"
  5. "Love Is A Sin"
  6. "Living Life To The Fullest"
  7. "1000 Years"
  8. "Fight Through The Fire"
  9. "Lost In The Ozone"
  10. "Caruso" (bonus track)
  11. "Tra Como e Coriovallum" (bonus track)
  12. "Metal Is My Alcohol" (bonus track)

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Pug Ryan's Brewing Company (Dillon, Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Hideout Helles
  • Style: German Maibock
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.9%
  • Pour: The Hideout Helles pours a clear golden-amber with a thin, white head with good retention and minimal lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is bready, sweet, and slightly fruity.  There are aromas of barley, freshly baked bread, light apple, and sweet caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the Hideout Helles follows the nose with lots of doughy bread, and sweet malt, apple, crackery biscuit, and a hint of wild flower honey.  
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is with low hop bitterness and a clean finish.
Overall pairing: The Pug Ryan's Hideout Helles is a really nice, crushable, and tasty Maibock, which makes it a great pairing to the one and only Doro, the Queen of Heavy Metal!  The easy drinking and tasty flavors of the brew work wonderfully well with the beautifully raspy vocals of Doro, the soaring guitars of Mass and Princiotta, the meaty bass of Douglas, and the thunderous drums of Dee!
Prost and hails!!

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