Vox&Hops

22- Dave Boucher (Extensive Enterprise)

Episode Summary

A conversation about how Dave started out as a promoter by simply being a die heard fan, the ups and downs of being a promoter, my memories of playing my first big show in Montreal which he booked, the growth of his company Extensive Enterprise, his thoughts about the upcoming Heavy MTL lineup, which band is the worst to cleanup after and if he ever considered taking the leap to merge with a larger booking company. The beer which we tasted during this episode, which was recorded on location at Microbrasserie Dieu du Ciel in Montreal, was Mega Mosaika. Mega Mosaika is termed as a new wave IPA which is a more intense version of their Ultra Mosaika Ipa. It clocks in at 6.9% ABV and is mono hopped with Mosaic hops. It was delicious, fruity but still packed a slight boozy punch at the end. Matt's Beer of the Week Lagabière La Brasserie Artisanale's Funkymothé which is a wild season beer which has been brewed with wild yeast and passion fruits. It is an extremely drinkable beer which is well balanced meaning it is not too bitter, malty, boozy or sour. It has a twinge of sourness that creeps up at the end but all in all it is a delectable fruity mouth experience! 8.7/10 Matt's Album & Beer Pairing of the Week: This past week the post-rock community lost one of it's founding fathers. The great Mark Hollis, the singer of Talk Talk, passed away. As an honor to all of the great music he released I decided to make a beer paring to my personal favorite Talk Talk album which is Spirit of Eden. Talk Talk was one of the most influential bands for the post-rock scene. In my opinion there would be no modern post-rock giants such as Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Mono or Radiohead as we know it without their musical contribution. As a paring to Spirit of Eden I chose another major influencer but this time of the Quebec craft beer scene Unibroue. Without Unibroue paving the way throughout the early 90s making one of the first Trappist inspired bottle re-fermented beers I doubt that Montreal would be where it is today in terms of its craft beer scene. So that being said my paring of the week is Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden & Unibroue's La Fin du Monde.

Episode Notes

A conversation about how Dave started out as a promoter by simply being a die heard fan, the ups and downs of being a promoter, my memories of playing my first big show in Montreal which he booked, the growth of his company Extensive Enterprise, his thoughts about the upcoming Heavy MTL lineup, which band is the worst to cleanup after and if he ever considered taking the leap to merge with a larger booking company.

The beer which we tasted during this episode, which was recorded on location at Microbrasserie Dieu du Ciel in Montreal, was Mega Mosaika. Mega Mosaika is termed as a new wave IPA which is a more intense version of their Ultra Mosaika Ipa. It clocks in at 6.9% ABV and is mono hopped with Mosaic hops. It was delicious, fruity but still packed a slight boozy punch at the end.

Matt's Beer of the Week
Lagabière La Brasserie Artisanale's Funkymothé which is a wild season beer which has been brewed with wild yeast and passion fruits. It is an extremely drinkable beer which is well balanced meaning it is not too bitter, malty, boozy or sour. It has a twinge of sourness that creeps up at the end but all in all it is a delectable fruity mouth experience! 8.7/10

Matt's Album & Beer Pairing of the Week:
This past week the post-rock community lost one of it's founding fathers. The great Mark Hollis, the singer of Talk Talk, passed away. As an honor to all of the great music he released I decided to make a beer paring to my personal favorite Talk Talk album which is Spirit of Eden. Talk Talk was one of the most influential bands for the post-rock scene. In my opinion there would be no modern post-rock giants such as Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Mono or Radiohead as we know it without their musical contribution. As a paring to Spirit of Eden I chose another major influencer but this time of the Quebec craft beer scene Unibroue. Without Unibroue paving the way throughout the early 90s making one of the first Trappist inspired bottle re-fermented beers I doubt that Montreal would be where it is today in terms of its craft beer scene. So that being said my paring of the week is Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden & Unibroue's La Fin du Monde.

Extensive Enterprise:
http://eemontreal.com/

Microbrasserie Dieu Du Ciel:
https://dieuduciel.com

Lagabière La Brasserie Artisanale:
http://lagabiere.com/

Talk Talk:
https://www.facebook.com/Talk-Talk-Mark-Hollis-12307963901/

Unibroue:
https://www.unibroue.com

Hell Over North America "The Blast Beat Party" Tickets:
http://cryptopsy.ca/shows/

4 Origins Brewery:
https://4origines.com/