Enjoying a delightful IPA from Samuel Adams and this fantastic record I purchased yesterday from my new favorite record store: Book Outlet. I highly suggest checking the place out if you’re into vinyl as they have an amazing collection, and all their LPs are only $5. It’s a bit of a scavenger hunt, but that’s the whole fun of searching for records. Anyway, onto this afternoons selection.
MOONGLOW by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra- The selections chosen for this attractive potpourri of Shavian waxings cover the music of two Shaw aggressions: the one with which he first really hit the top in the late Thirties– a hard-hitting, straight-forward swing band, with the usual complement of brass and saxes; and a more ambitious organization, which included a dozen or more strings and with which Artie made some of the most impressive records ever etched into wax by any band, any time.
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA- Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA is a unique IPA brewed with a select blend of hops from top German, English, and American growing regions all located close to the 48th latitude within the “hop belt” of the Northern Hemisphere. The combination of hops in this beer creates a distinctive but not overpowering hop character. The beer is dry hopped with Ahtanum, Simcoe, and East Kent Goldings hops for a powerful citrus and earthy aroma. The hop character is balanced by a slight sweetness and full body from the malt blend. Goes great with buffalo wings.