Vox&Hops

Jean-Francois Michaud (evenko)

Episode Summary

A conversation about how he started out booking his first show at the age of 17, his time working for Universal Records as well as Extensive Enterprise, his transition to evenko, his involvement in as well a whole bunch of interesting facts regarding Heavy Montreal, his advice for people considering creating their own music festival & what he believes is the best beer he ever drank. This interview was recorded at Brasserie Harricana, which in my opinion is one of the most interesting breweries from Montreal. The beers which we drank during this interview were Brasserie Harricana's own Fruity Berliner Wiesse & their Coffee Berliner Weisse. Matt's Beer of the Week & Pairing of the Week This week the top beer award goes to a collaboration brew between two of the top breweries from Quebec right now. Microbrasserie Vox Populi & Brasserie du Bas Canada joined their spectacular forces to create a monster of a beer called Nightcaller. The beer is an imperial NEIPA and it clocks in at an impressive 11% ABV with a nice 50 IBU. The colour of the beer is a nice deep hay like hue but could be a tad more cloudy to hit the standard NEIPA Haze Craze. The nose is intensely tropical with some hints of floral notes it is very delectable. As for the taste, this is why this beer got the win of the week for me. It starts of fruity and juicy and it stays there right till the end of the flavour wave when it swings into a classy boozy hum. This beer is so drinkable but at such a high ABV we must be careful, it is extremely dangerous. On the back of the can the brewers have included a subtle note stating that they wish that us hop heads don't overindulge. The album that I would pair with this beer is Carpenter Brut's Leather Teeth which was released last year and was included on my personal top 10 of 2018 list. This metal induced synth wave album has warm overtones like the beer and I find myself returning to it often to overindulge in its superbly catchy rhythms and melodies. But I must be honest and say that the artwork on the beer's can heavily influenced this pairing. Don't forget to get your tickets for Cryptopsy's next tour Hell Over North America "The Blast Beat Party" alongside Aborted, Benighted & Hideous Divinity which starts next Thursday in Detroit!!! It going to be....a BLAST!

Episode Notes

A conversation about how he started out booking his first show at the age of 17, his time working for Universal Records as well as Extensive Enterprise, his transition to evenko, his involvement in as well a whole bunch of interesting facts regarding Heavy Montreal, his advice for people considering creating their own music festival & what he believes is the best beer he ever drank.

This interview was recorded at Brasserie Harricana, which in my opinion is one of the most interesting breweries from Montreal. The beers which we drank during this interview were Brasserie Harricana's own Fruity Berliner Wiesse & their Coffee Berliner Weisse.

Matt's Beer of the Week & Pairing of the Week
This week the top beer award goes to a collaboration brew between two of the top breweries from Quebec right now. Microbrasserie Vox Populi & Brasserie du Bas Canada joined their spectacular forces to create a monster of a beer called Nightcaller. The beer is an imperial NEIPA and it clocks in at an impressive 11% ABV with a nice 50 IBU. The colour of the beer is a nice deep hay like hue but could be a tad more cloudy to hit the standard NEIPA Haze Craze. The nose is intensely tropical with some hints of floral notes it is very delectable. As for the taste, this is why this beer got the win of the week for me. It starts of fruity and juicy and it stays there right till the end of the flavour wave when it swings into a classy boozy hum. This beer is so drinkable but at such a high ABV we must be careful, it is extremely dangerous. On the back of the can the brewers have included a subtle note stating that they wish that us hop heads don't overindulge.

The album that I would pair with this beer is Carpenter Brut's Leather Teeth which was released last year and was included on my personal top 10 of 2018 list. This metal induced synth wave album has warm overtones like the beer and I find myself returning to it often to overindulge in its superbly catchy rhythms and melodies. But I must be honest and say that the artwork on the beer's can heavily influenced this pairing.

Don't forget to get your tickets for Cryptopsy's next tour Hell Over North America "The Blast Beat Party" alongside Aborted, Benighted & Hideous Divinity which starts next Thursday in Detroit!!! It going to be....a BLAST!

evenko:
https://www.evenko.ca/en

Heavy Montreal:
https://www.heavymontreal.com/en

Brasserie Harricana:
http://www.brasserieharricana.com/

Microbrasserie Vox Populi:
http://microbrasserievoxpopuli.com/

Brasserie du Bas Canada:
https://brasseriebascanada.com/

Carpenter Brut:
http://carpenterbrut.com/

Hell Over North America "The Blast Beat Party" featuring Aborted, Cryptopsy, Benighted & HIdeous Divinity tickets:
http://cryptopsy.ca/shows/