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On Point Brewery Red IPA x Pearl Jam - Rearviewmirror

The next pick is pairing of our good friends @onpointbrewery and the one of the voices of the 90’s; Eddie Vedder and the brilliant @pearljam
 
Beer first though. The perfect pairing is the Red IPA. This beer was designed as a nod to the town of Alexandra, originally named Redgate. The rich red colour, derived from crystal malts, reminds us the brilliant autumn colours that take over the landscape as the days start to get shorter and the nights get cooler.
 
This brew is a full bodied sweet, beer with the perfect balance of rich malts and Amarillo and Citra hops; which are right up there as our favourite hops and the one of the best combinations. A rich amber colour and off-white head when poured. We absolutely love the toffee and caramel aromas, as well as the notes of citrus, peach, and stone fruit.
 
The same aromas carry through so well when drinking this brew and these flavours have sweet toffee and caramel flavours riding along nicely, and then the zesty orange/citrus flavours come in too; just like a great bridge or guitar solo. There is also a really great bitterness, which is like many of the great outros in the album we’ve picked. Our advice, grill some meats, put on the album we’ve picked and sit by a roaring fire with the brew.
 
The album to go with this brilliant brew is the second album from @pearljam, “Vs”. After the huge success of “Ten”, the band faced a challenge creating something to match the success. Whilst “Ten” is an amazing album, “Vs” was our first real exposure to the band, and is a personal favourite around here.  This album featured a much looser and rawer sound compared to “Ten”, and also contains the song that could be their best, the amazing “Rearviewmirror”.
 
The cover art photographed by bassist Jeff Ament, features a black-and-white picture of an angora goat from Lifeline Farm in Victor, Montana. According to Ament, the cover was a representation of how the band felt at the time, with Ament stating "we were slaves".
 
Album: Pearl Jam – Vs
Highlight: Rearviewmirror
Gem: Dissident
Beer Pairing: On Point Brewery Red IPA

 

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