Haywire's Black & Brew
Haywire's Black & Brew features the ever popular Kenya AA Coffee Beans. Kenya is known as one of the top quality arabica coffees on the market. Carefully prepared it has a fragrant aroma rich body pleasantly vibrant acidity and winy aftertaste. Coffee aficionados will notice berry and citrus overtones.
Haywire was formed in Charlottetown, PEI in 1981 by Paul MacAusland (vocals), Marvin Birt (guitar/vocals), David Rashed (keys/vocals), Ronnie Switzer (bass/vocals) and Scott Roberts (drums). Ron "Bumble" LeBlanc replaced Roberts in 1984, playing with the band through their demo, EP, and three cuts on their debut Attic. Mac Cole filled the drum seat briefly until Sean Kilbride (a long-time friend of the band) rounded out the line-up.
Their first album, Bad Boys (1986), went platinum in Canada, while the title track became a Top 40 hit. The following year, they released Don't Just Stand There, which also went platinum, and contained their highest charting hit, the hard-driving, "Dance Desire" and the still popular “Black & Blue.” (See what we did there - Black & Brew)
Throughout the late 1980s, Haywire toured with other popular Canadian rockers such as Helix, Honeymoon Suite and Kim Mitchell. They also represented Canada in the World Popular Song Festival in Japan, where "Dance Desire" won the award for best song.
The band produced one more album, Get Off (1992), which was critically well-received. Attic released a greatest hits CD in 1993 entitled Wired: The Best of Haywire.
In November 2006, Haywire were awarded the Music Prince Edward Island Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2011, Haywire were presented with the Dr. Helen Creighton 'Lifetime Achievement Award' from the East Coast Music Association. They continue to perform and work on new album material.
Altitude: 1100-1800 meters above sea level
Harvest: October - December
Processing: Washed Patio Dried
Aroma: Nutmeg Berry
Flavour: Citrus Berry Spice/Tobacco notes
Acidity: Very Bright