Pairing: A local soundtrack of what it would feel like to be attacked by Vlad the Impaler.
About the Beer: My first 5 out of 5 in a long time. I had it while camping and at 9%, it made my afternoon a bit wobbly around a campfire. It’s incredible! Doesn’t really feel like an IPA. It gets bad marks for style but for taste, you will not be disappointed! It has a score of 94 overall on Ratebeer.
Vlad the Impaler was the inspiration behind the beer. My playlist is Impaler-inspired as well.
Commercial Description: We had to translate the description as the Kruhnen only operate in French. So here it goes. This hoppy American style beer will do well widen the eyes. It is brewed with Transylvania’s secret spice that perfectly complements the flavors of citrus and the trio of American hops. This robust IPA will delight fans of raw hopping. They will discover a product that brings something never seen before in on the IPA market.
Fuck the Facts are amazing… but here are true facts about Vlad… He was posthumously named the Impaler. He practiced impaling his enemies that he encountered in the forest. He was known as the Impaler Lord (Kazıklı Bey) by the Ottoman Empire.
A great way to finish the soundtrack… in 1914, two years after Bram Stoker’s death, a short story called Dracula’s Guest was published. The story ends in an old graveyard where there is a marble tomb with a large stake impaled in it. An Englishman came across a sleeping female vampire. She rises from the marble bier (Bier is a stand on which a casket is placed to be carried to the grave… and Bier is Beer… Yeah I know, mind blown), and summons a snowstorm and is struck by lightning to then return to her eternal prison.
The Meatmen formed in 1981 in Lansing, MI, they have broken up and reunited a couple of times since then, but are now back and as angry as ever and touring their latest release Savage Sagas. Their primal decree, “We’re The Meatmen, AND YOU SUCK!” is synonymous with the era and the attitude of hardcore punk. Coming along for the ride is Against The Grain, a four-piece speed rock band. Fans of Motörhead, ZEKE, Fu Manchu, and MC5’s style of in-your-face rock will feel right at home during their set. Rounding out the night will be Ottawa’s World War 4. Led by one of Josh Grace’s (better known as Remi Royale) many alter ego’s Jaws Grace, World War 4 is one of a thousand bands with the same name but the only one from the nation’s capital. Regulars at House of TARG will recognize most of the band, but on this night they won’t be serving perogies, they will be dishing out a hot order of old school metal, punk and thrash.
HOW TO ENTER
There are a few ways to win. Only one entry per person per method please, but multiple methods per person encouraged!
Comment below the name of The Meatmen’s latest album.
Comment on the Facebook post about your favourite purchase from Vertigo Records.
Share the Ottawa Showbox Facebook post of the article
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at us (@ottawashowbox) the answer to this question: Who do The Meatmen think are the second greatest band in the world?
WHAT YOU COULD WIN
Two (a pair, a brace, a deuce) of tickets to this ruckus-filled and surely very sweaty night. The winner will be contacted Friday morning, good luck and don’t suck!