Category: metal beers

Beer marketed with tenuous link to metal: we like it anyway

So, Michigan-based Founders Brewing Co haven’t really got anything concrete to link their 11% Devil Dancer brew to heavy metal – but someone there is obviously a Sabbath fan, and since when do metalheads need an excuse to buy beer?

According to Tim Traynor, the brewery’s New York representative:

It has no official satanic affiliation, but one would expect a beer so intense to be served at parties curated by the Dark One. We thought it fitting to pair an extreme beer with extreme music, especially since the bottle label resembles the cover artwork on Black Sabbath’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath album.

The beer was released on  July 2nd at a keg tapping and heavy metal party in Brooklyn. Apparently it’s quite hard to get and only brewed in a limited edition, so if you live in the area and want to get your hands on one check this article for a list of outlets.


Black metal beer


In a move that was surely made just to give this blog something to write about, Jester King Craft Brewery in Austin Texas – a very new venture, by the look of it – has announced Black Metal Imperial Stout:

Black Metal Imperial Stout, a.k.a. Suds of Northern Darkness, a.k.a. Iron Sword, a.k.a. El Martillo del Muerte. Black Metal is a cruel and punishing beer fermented by the sheer force of its awesome will. We are pretty sure that Kreator wrote the song “Impossible Brutality” about this beer while drinking it during their Extreme Aggression Tour.

If you’re in the Austin area, here are some details of how you can get hold of some.

According to the brewer Jeffrey, the brew is “filled with huge flavors of roast, chocolate, burnt malt and alcohol and carries a hint of leather”. We’re a little worried about beer tasting of leather… I guess as long as it’s not sweaty old studded cod-piece leather it should be ok!

What’s the verdict – is this kvlt?