Monday, August 17, 2020

August 17th, 2020 - The Flight And The Synergy Of The Conchords



Good evening!  Your drinking buddy the Meista here tonight pairing "Live In London" by Flight Of The Conchords and a delicious Synergy Coffee Lager from UTOG Brewing Company!  This pairing goes out to my buddy Brett Walker, assistant brewer at UTOG... cheers man!! 

Album Info:
  • Artist: Flight Of The Conchords
  • Title: "Live In London"
  • Recorded: October 2018 at the Eventim Apollo in London, England
  • Release date: March 19th, 2019 (2nd live album by Flight Of The Conchords)
  • Record company: Sub Pop Records 
  • Production: Mickey Petralia 
  • Album cover art: Sasha Barr (art direction), Jemaine Clement (art direction), Bret McKenzie (art direction), and Jennifer McCord (photography) 
  • Personnel: Jemaine Clement (vocals, gutiars, bass, keyboards, flute, and  recorder) and Bret McKenzie (vocals, guitars, keyboards, piano, and recorder)
  • Additional musicians: Nigel Collins (cello and recorder)
  • Musical style: Comedy, folk, rock, pop, country
  • Sound: Blending multiple genres with wit and silliness, Flight Of The Conchords are just a complete joy to spin anytime!  
  • Major themes: With songs about everything from life in the city, touring, evil cowboys, David Bowie, and killer robots, themes on the album include a whimsical look at life, death, poverty love, loss, absurdity, muffins, sex, lust, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Father And Son"
  2. "Band Reunion"
  3. "Iain And Deanna"
  4. "Inner City Pressure"
  5. "New Zealand Symphony"
  6. "Summer Of 1353"
  7. "Complimentary Muffin"
  8. "Stana"
  9. "Stuck In A Lift"
  10. "Foux Du Fafa"
  11. "Seagull"
  12. "Mutha'uckas - Hurt Feelings"
  13. "One More Anecdote"
  14. "Back On The Road"
  15. "Thank You London"
  16. "Bowie"
  17. "Bus Driver"
  18. "Tuning"
  19. "Robots"
  20. "Shady Rachel"
  21. "Carol Brown"
  22. "The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: UTOG Brewing Company (Ogden, Utah)
  • Brew: Synergy Coffee Lager
  • Style: American Lager with Wasatch Roasters Coffee 
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBUs: 16
  • Pour: The Synergy Coffee Lager pours a clear, golden-yellow with lot of tiny bubble effervescence and a bright white, frothy, 1-finger head that dissipates to a thin cap and soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is earthy, roasty, toasty, grainy, malty, and slightly grassy.  There are aromas of freshly ground coffee beans, toasted bread, sweet biscuit, light corn, a hint of honey, and a sweet caramel.
  • Taste: The taste follows the nose with lots of toasty, roasty characteristics.  There are big notes of freshly brewed coffee and crackery biscuit along with toasted bread, light pepper, light grassy hops, caramel, and very low bitterness.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp, yet very smooth with a dry, clean finish. 

Overall Pairing: The very drinkable and complex coffee flavors along with the light malts and grassy hops of the UTOG Synergy Coffee Lager go great with the comedy music stylings of the Flight Of The Conchords!  The complex, yet very sessionable flavors go down easy... a great beer to toss back whilst enjoying the zany fun of Jemaine and Bret! 


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