Deftones and Belching Beaver have announced that their “Dia de los Deftones” beer will available at select distributors in California tomorrow (August 17), before expanding to other markets. The beverage, which is a 5% ABV Mexican-style lager with lime, is assumed to be the same exclusive beer from last year’s “Dia de los Deftones” festival. The 2019 edition of the event will take place on November 2 at Petco Park in San Diego, CA.
August Burns Red have teamed up with Elder Pine Brewery to create “Constellations” beer. There is two versions including a Fruited Sour Ale called “Constellations: Antares” and a Double IPA called “Constellations: Pollux.” However, they are currently only available in Maryland.
Here’s a description of “Constellations: Antares”:
“Constellations: Antares is a Fruited Sour Ale fermented with an insane amount of raspberries & passion fruit. Bright in color, bright in flavor, and ultra refreshing. Constellations: Antares is sure to quench your thirst after spending all night in the mosh pit. 5% abv.”
Here’s a description of “Constellations: Pollux”:
“Constellations: Pollux is a smooth bodied & highly aromatic Double IPA hopped with two of our favorite galactic named hops – Calypso & Galaxy. Brewed with a hefty dose of oats for a smooth & creamy mouthfeel, Constellations: Pollux is exploding with pungent passion fruit & ripe lychee notes from the two massive Galaxy dry hop additions. 8% abv.”
It’s worth noting that the band’s “Constellations” 10th anniversary tour will hit The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD tomorrow (August 8) and that Elder Pine will be hosting an afterparty at Quarry House Tavern following the show.
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It's amazing how many inquiries we've received from all over the world for the collaboration beers we brewed with @augustburnsred! We'd just like to quickly remind everyone that our beer is currently only available to purchase in Maryland. We are not permitted to ship beer in the mail and we are not permitted to sell beer in any other state (yet!). Both Constellations beers are only available at our tasting room in Gaithersburg, MD as well as 15 stores around the state of MD. Our tasting room is open Wednesday – Sunday. Come visit us and get these incredibly special beers along with our other delicious offerings! If you're going to the ABR show at The Fillmore tomorrow, please know that we're only about 30 minutes away and we open at 3:30! Swing by our brewery before the show! 1st 📷: @ohlookbeer 🍻
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Can release details for our collaboration beers with August Burns Red are here! @augustburnsred are currently embarked on a World Tour to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Constellations and we couldn't think of a better way to help them celebrate than by collaborating on a couple beers! The members of August Burns Red are family, friends, and huge inspirations to us creatively, musically, and as human beings. We are beyond honored to be a part of this celebration and will be releasing the following two beers leading up to their performance at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD on August 8th. Constellations: Antares is a Fruited Sour Ale fermented with an insane amount of raspberries & passion fruit. Bright in color, bright in flavor, and ultra refreshing. Constellations: Antares is sure to quench your thirst after spending all night in the mosh pit. 5% abv. Constellations: Pollux is a smooth bodied & highly aromatic Double IPA hopped with two of our favorite galactic named hops – Calypso & Galaxy. Brewed with a hefty dose of oats for a smooth & creamy mouthfeel, Constellations: Pollux is exploding with pungent passion fruit & ripe lychee notes from the two massive Galaxy dry hop additions. 8% abv. Cans & draft pours of both beers will be available in our tasting room starting TODAY, July 31st! We're only keeping a fraction of the cans here and our distributor will be dropping off shipments to the following stores later this week and early next week: Downtown Crown Wine & Beer @dtcwinebeer District East @districteastbeer Total Wine & More @totalwine Craft Beer Cellar DC @cbc_dc Knowles Station Wine & Co @knowlesstationwine Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine @gillyscbfw The Wine Source @thewinesource Bo Brook's Lighthouse Liquors @lighthouseliquors Wine Districts @winedistricts Magothy Wine and Spirits @magothywine Shawan Liquors @shawanliquors State Line Liquors (Pollux ONLY) @statelineliquors Wooden Keg Liquors @woodenkegliquors Kings Craft Beer Wine and Deli (opening Thursday 8/1!) @kingscraftbwd These beers will not last long so make sure you get them while you can! See you August 8th at The Fillmore!🤘🍻
Chevelle have joined forces with Revolution Brewing to create a new “classic German-style Helles Lager” called “La Gárgola.” The beer will officially launch during an event at the Revolution Brewpub in Chicago, IL on August 1. Members of the band are expected to attend. Pete Loeffler commented:
“We are incredibly excited to announce our collaboration beer with Revolution Brewing. We chose a Helles-style Lager because we wanted a beer that was easy-drinking and did not sacrifice taste or quality. Being from the Chicago area, we’ve been fans of their beers for as long as we can remember. Having the opportunity to work on our own special edition with one of our favorite breweries is a special moment for us.”
Iron Maiden have announced a new saké-infused lager called “Sun And Steel.” The double-fermented lager is the latest addition to the band’s “Trooper” beer line. Bruce Dickinson and Robinsons Brewery’s head brewer Martyn Weeks created the beer with George Yusa, who owns the 300-year-old Okunomatsu Saké Brewery in Fukushima, Japan. They also obtained permission from the Japanese government to brew it with authentic saké yeast. The drink will be available in the UK on May 6 and will then receive a worldwide release at a later date. Dickinson commented:
“This has been such an exciting project. I had a crazy idea to try and make a saké infused lager and over two and a half years later, here we are! I know Martyn and the team at Robinsons have had to become mad scientists to make this work but the end result is a really unique hybrid beer that tastes fantastic. Trooper fans have been asking for a lager, and here it is. I bet you would never have guessed we would do it like this though!”
Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery have announced a new kegged version of “Trooper” beer, which they are calling “Trooper Nitro.” This version of the drink is charged with nitrogen and CO2.
Trooper brand manager Sam Kennerley commented:
“Our keg version of Trooper has been extremely popular, but after listening to feedback from our customers and numerous on-trade trials, which had outstanding results, we decided to switch to mixed gas. The result — an awesome longer-lasting keg-conditioned Trooper ale whose deep and complex flavor has been enhanced with a cooler temperature and a perfect serve.
Trooper Nitro is the first of many exciting projects with Bruce and Iron Maiden that are in the pipeline for Trooper in 2019. Stay tuned.”
Ben Robinson, director of sales at Robinsons, added:
“We’re continuing to drive Trooper as the beer of music. With a focus on craft beer bars, premium outlets, music venues, live events and music festivals. We hope that Trooper Nitro can build on the success that Trooper has had since its launch in 2013 and attract a new wave of stockists and customers who are eager to get their hands on this flavorsome pint.”
Children Of Bodom have joined forces with Fat Lizard Brewing Co. to create a new beer called “Lake Bodom Pre-Prohibition Lager.” The 5.0% ABV lager will be released in Finland on February 1 and it was actually brewed with water from Lake Bodom. The band got their name from that lake, which was home to horrible murders back in 1960 when three teenagers were stabbed and bludgeoned to death while camping. A fourth one was also injured, but survived. The killer was never caught. As previously reported, Children Of Bodom’s new album “Hexed” will be released on March 8.
Metallica have shared a new documentary on the making of their “Enter Night” beer. The 5.7% ABV pilsner is a collaboration between the band and Stone Brewing Co. and it has been released nationally in the U.S. An international release will follow in the spring.