Sunday, April 08, 2007

A merry melody, indeed!

In the current issue of All About Beer Magazine, beer bard Michael Jackson has written this description of Clipper City Brewing Company's Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale:

A beautifully composed IPA. The style is evident throughout - quietly confident, one might say - but there is no bluster or boasting. It looks good, with its bright white head and teasing bronze color. Its aroma suggests tropical fruit: lychees, perhaps. A lightly creamy texture gently supports the hop flavors, which are appetizingly bitter, but also expansive. I had developed a warm relationship with the hops before they came at me for a last, hard-hitting volley. I slowed them into a clinch. I wanted to savor this brew.
Thank you Mr. Jackson! Co-panelist Charles Finkel was equally complimentary while Stan Hieronymous took off on a whimsical riff:
lightly toasted bread slathered in mildly alcoholic orange marmalade.

and speaking of Merrie Melodies ...

A recent TV commercial for a credit card, which was set in a mall-eatery, featured music that some may remember as the crazy-machine and busy-downtown themes from Elmer Fudd/Bugs Bunny cartoons.

I looked it up. It's called Powerhouse, and was written and originally performed by Raymond Scott and his Quintette (sp). Later, Carl Stallings would use it and other period music in those wonderfully wacky Warner Brothers cartoons.

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