Box Set Track 9
This remixed track is an homage to the Guns n’ Roses 1987 cover of Bob Dylan’s Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.
At a Glance
A remixed track, Track 9 is Cuvee de Tomme bumped first with currants and then bumped again with extra Brettanomyces.
Released: September 15, 2012
Track 9′s origins trace back to a few barrels of Cuvee de Tomme that didn’t mature in time for the 2011 release. We held these back to let them age a while longer and later opted to add currants to the mix to see what would happen.
Left to nature’s devices, the currants married into the raisin and cherry already present in the beer and created a full-bodied fruit intensity we hadn’t quite expected. Liking what we tasted, we decided to bump the melange with an addition of Brettanomyces for a little extra oomph. The results are a unique blend that delivers a great combination of plummy fruits, round malts and just enough funk to remind you Brett’s in the house and doing her thing.
The Album Art and Text
Jimmy, Billy and Detroit Eddie (he was from Michigan) always ran point as we marched towards the jungle. Eyes sharper than a hungry hawk, Jimmy had the best instincts when something seemed out of place. He was always right and the enemy always ended up on the wrong end of his itchy trigger finger. Billy was fearless. Joked his mom was part gopher as he spent more time diving into the tunnels than humans should. Maybe he just liked the way dirt smelled.
But it was Detroit Eddie I remember the most. Larger than life in every enviable way, dude had the biggest stones. Told everyone Hercules couldn’t carry his jock. That soldier was hero incarnate.
Morning recon: Jimmy tripped a mine. Mortars rained from the left, and tracers exhaled from the right. Crimson blood spattered with Detroit Eddie gasping in a ditch knocking on heaven’s door. Seems hard to believe only two of us didn’t meet St. Peter that day. Yeah, the lucky ones…