Friday, November 4, 2022

November 4th, 2022 - Haze Hugs Are Fine, But No Heavy Petting!


Hey there rockers, rollers, and craft beer fanatics!  Happy Friday!  The Meista here getting the weekend off the right way with a pairing of UFO's amazing 5th album, "No Heavy Petting" and a very crushable and tasty Haze Hugs from the fine folks at Bewilder Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!

Album Info:
  • Artist: UFO
  • Title: "No Heavy Petting"
  • Recorded: January 1976 at Morgan Studios in London, England
  • Release date: May 1976 (5th studio album by UFO)
  • Record company: Chrysalis
  • Production: Leo Lyons
  • Album cover art: Hipgnosis
  • Personnel: Phil Mogg (vocals), Andy Parker (drums), and Danny Peyronel (keyboards and backing vocals), Michael Schenker (guitars), and Pete Way (bass)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, heavy blues rock, rock and roll, heavy metal
  • Sound: Bluesy, ballsy, maybe a little raunchy, and always heavy hitting, "No Heavy Petting" is rock and rollike only early UFO produced!
  • Major themes: Life, love, passion, loss, rebellion, etc. 
  • Interesting note: "No Heavy Petting" was a rule posted in many public baths in England during the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Natural Thing"
  2. "I'm A Loser"
  3. "Can You Roll Her"
  4. "Belladonna"
  5. "Reasons Love"
  6. "Highway Lady"
  7. "On With The Action"
  8. "A Fool In Love"
  9. "Martian Landscape"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Bewilder Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Haze Hugs
  • Style: New England Style India Pale Ale (NEIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBUs: 35
  • Ingredients: Maris malts and Bru-1, Eldorado, Zamba hops
  • Pour: The Haze Hugs pours a hazy, bright yellow with a fizzy, half finger, bright white head with good retention and sudsy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy and tropical, with more subtle floral and malt notes.  There are aromas of fresh pineapple, tangerine, orange juice, mango, peach, apricot, biscuit, cereal grains, and hints of honey and toffee.
  • Taste: The taste of the Haze Hugs follows the nose with lots of citrusy, tropical and malty flavors.  There are notes of juicy pineapple, mango, orange juice, tangerine, stone fruit, and lighter grain and sweet malt notes.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp and juicy with a dry, slightly sweet finish.
Overall pairing:  The Haze Hugs is a tasty, hoppy, juicy, and crushable brew... perfect for throwing back whilst rocking the hell out to UFO's killer "No Heavy Petting" album!  'Nuff said!

Cheers!!  Rock on!!

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