Confession time. Last night I made an impulse purchase. I was listening to some hair band music on Spotify when Cinderella came up. I was rocking out hard. I thought back to 2000, 2002, and 2006 when I saw them in concert and began wondering if they were on tour. Come to find out they have a show this Wednesday night at the Hampton Beach Casino.
So that’s where I’ll be this Wednesday night. I haven’t got my fix of hair bands since that 2006 Poison/Cinderella show…I’m way overdue.
I’m listening to Cinderella on Spotify again tonight, getting re-acquainted with some of their less popular songs that I see are on the set list for the upcoming show.
To go with the hair metal, I’m drinking this Flying Fish Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale. This was a B-day present from my mom. She bought it in April, I got it from her in July, and I’m just getting around to drinking it now. Of the four beers she bought me, I was worried that this one wouldn’t stand up to 5 months of sitting around.
And boy was I wrong. The hop flavors couldn’t have possibly faded at all. This sucker is a hop head’s wet dream. My right eye has got the “hops twitch”. OK, I’m exaggerating slightly.
It’s got this earthy, fruity taste which melts away into piney and grassy hops. The aftertaste is a never-ending, drawn out hops exhibition. The bottle suggests pairing with really spicy food, and I would 100% concur. I wish I had something spicy to mow on right now.
Honestly, I’m not sure I’ll be able to polish off this giant bottle (sorry Moms). For the hop lovers out there, don’t hesitate to pick up a bottle of this stuff!