Skindred have teamed up with Box Social Brewing to create “Union Black” Jamaican stout beer. You can purchase that HERE. Here’s a description of the beverage:
“Based off of Skindred’s fourth album, Union Black, this beer is full of soul and flavour. Allspice and vanilla give an unctuous sweetness which plays against the roasted notes of coffee and dark chocolate from the malt. Made vegan friendly so all members of the band could enjoy it, this Stout is still full bodied, rich and moreish.”
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.
Metallica have joined forces with Stone Brewing Co. to create “Enter Night” beer. The 5.7% ABV pilsner was previously made available during at the band’s fall tour and it has now been released nationally. An international release will follow in the spring.
Lars Ulrich commented:
“The amount of ideals and outlooks that Metallica and Stone Brewing share are endless. I’m always blown away about how similar our paths forward have been. Our view of the worlds that we each inhabit, of creativity and process, and sense of place in relation to our peers and ‘The Man’ are almost identical. This collaboration is beyond effortless and pure, and we can’t wait to share this incredible beverage with everyone out there.”
Stone co-founder Greg Koch added:
“I remember seeing Metallica on the cover of a magazine just after the Black Album was released. On the cover was a quote that resonated with me to this day: ‘Metallica didn’t go to number one, number one came to them.’ I loved what that meant. Do it your way and never compromise your art. If you’re great at what you do people will come. I view that simple quote as one of the founding philosophical elements of Stone Brewing.”
Atreyu have teamed up with Noble Ale Works to create a new beer called “Atreyu Superhero DIPA With Orange Zest.” A can release party will be held at the Noble Ale Works Brewery in Anaheim, CA on December 16. Here’s a description of the beer:
“This beer is so badass it will leave all other brewery/band collabs In Our Wake. Led by Citra and El Dorado, this hazy DIPA gives soft notes of lychee, tropical fruit, and butterfly kisses, while bright California navel oranges keep the party going.”