KnuckleBonz and Calicraft Brewing Company have teamed up with AC/DC for two new craft beers. The two beverages, “PWR UP” Juicy IPA and “TNT” Double IPA, will be available through select retailers later this summer.
A tap room release event for the beer will be held at the Calicraft headquarters in Walnut Creek, CA on July 23-25. The 16 oz collector’s edition cans will also be available through the Reyes Distribution network, which sells to Raley’s, WholeFoods, etc. Stores in California and Arizona are expected to carry the beer in mid-September. They will also be available online. Here’s a description of the beers:
“AC/DC PWR UP Juicy IPA (6.66%) mixes the tropical hop punch of hazy IPAs with the balance of West Coast IPAs. A blend of Australian Galaxy Hops and American Citra Hops bring massive flavors of bright passionfruit, ripe peaches, and juicy mandarin. Inspired by the newest AC/DC album, AC/DC PWR UP Juicy IPA combines new school vibes with old-school cool.”
“AC/DC TNT Double IPA (8.2%) is a modern take on a classic style. We blend a mix of Australian Cascade, American Cascade, and Simcoe to create a big, bold 8.2% Double IPA. Flavors of fresh cut grapefruit, sweet mango, and fresh pine explode out of the glass. Inspired by the first international AC/DC album — AC/DC TNT Double IPA proves that classics never go out of style.”
Tony Simerman, CEO of KnuckleBonz, Inc., commented:
“We are beyond excited to be collaborating with Calicraft on a new line of craft beers for music superfans. Many of the bands we have worked with in the Rock Iconz and 3D Vinyl Series will be coming to the new beverage line. There’s not a better band than AC/DC to kick this off.”
Blaine Landberg, CEO of Calicraft Beverage Co., added:
“Over the years, we’ve always stood for collaborations that go beyond beer. We value community and the arts. As music enthusiasts, we could not be more excited to work with our friends at KnuckleBonz and some of the most influential and groundbreaking musicians in history. Our collaboration is inspired by the band and is designed to be paired with their music. Great music and great beer — there is no better pairing!”