THE BANGING SOULS: BEERS ON THE ROCK!
Beer and music have at least 1 thing in common. Both make you move. The first one makes you want to sing and listen, while the second calls to consume a good little mug. In the case of this trio of friends, musicians and ambience lovers, the idea of drawing their musical inspiration to the beer or vice versa gave rise to a first CD « Rich to the Bone ». In fact, each of the compositions of this disc defines each time a Belgian beer, without however naming it. Their 20 years of friendship were often spent feeding on music while trampling their first scenes at the most improbable bars of major music festivals. Gaëlle, Ludwig and Pierre, gathered musically in the name of beers, playing a rock and roll to the bone. I would classify their style of hard rock’n roll, in which one feels the desire to simply blossom and communicate their joy of living to everyone. Gaëlle as singer pulls out his guts to disarm the coolest music enthusiasts. Through the different rhythms, whether on the guitar or on the drums, we think we can guess what kind of beer it is, a simple mug, a triple, a gueuze, a white beer, … However, the result is there, and will leave no one indifferent, while emphasing that it is by no means an incentive to drink, « beer brewed carefully, to be consumed with care » like the music of the band « The Banging Souls » is appreciated until the last note!
Song n°1: « A Change » by way of appetizer
N°2: « Live it Up » for the « Zinnebir » which evokes the Brussels festivities.
N°3: « Rage Racer » for one of Namur’s strongest blonde beers.
N°4: « Come Over » from de Brasserie de la Lienne very sweet and fruity on a slow air!
N°5: « Seeds Feat Beverly Jo Scott » reference to the “IV Season” of the brasserie Jandrenouille, elected women’s beer.
N°6: « I got a woman » brasserie de la Ferme Bertinchamps producing a triple reminiscent of the widespread plains of the United States, but in this case the feed in the mud!
N°7: « Be » from the little microbrewery l’Arrogante, associating a Rochefortois and a Ghentish, so a Walloon and a Flemish, symbol of « BE LOVE IN BELGIUM ! »
N°8: « The Call » for the « Lupulus Organicus » a call to nature, a jump into the forest, alongside the horde …!
N°9: « Whisper » musically very dark for the black beer of the Brasserie de la Rulles.
N° 10: « Rich to The Bone » it is the « Quintine Blonde » via a mystical composition for a beer brewed in the Légendes …!
(Info : Muriel Lombaerts email@example.com).
« BIÈRE DES AMIS » TO BE SHARED OR NOT!
The little news of the month, and just not any news. Indeed, less than five years ago the site was known worldwide as the cider factory belonging to the STASSEN family for generations. The company was then transferred to the Dutch brewers from Heineken. However, the name Stassen was not going to get lost forever in the souvenir cabinet. Philippe Stassen, via a distribution company called « Néobulles », is making his brewing project a reality, with a beer called « Bières des Amis ». Its name already indicates quite a meaning since its aspect will be above all to ensure its user-friendly role, but also to bring a tasty and attractive tone even almost unheard of. Two other originalities that also characterize it are the 2 very specific bottle formats one in version 66 cl and the other in 33 cl. The most voluminous of the 2 mentions with a lot of humour « To Share! », while the younger one of 33 cl in a similar tone states « Not to share! ». It goes without saying that the friendly spirit is immediately rigorous. This new vintage displays a modest 5,8% because as you suspect its role is above all not to inebriate its consumer. Its tasty asset is however the particularity of a velvety flavour that essentially highlights the role of clear malts. Its sensation is sweet reminiscent of the freshness of a white bread. It seems to me that I feel in the middle of my mouth a zeste of coriander and barely a slight citrus tone to remember that the hops are still part of the olfactory actors but without holding a decisive role. After all, it is a pleasant degustation beer determined in its social role to develop a warm conviviality. Of high fermentation and naturally reworked in the bottle, during its maturation. It thus matures its letters of nobility.