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Brewers that like heavy metal


If you want to prove you’re metal, naming your company TRVE Brewing is one way to go about it – and that’s just what Nick Nunns did when he opened his brewery in 2011. Denver Westward blogger Jonathon Shikes it described as “a long, skinny, patio-less space that resembles a dive bar in appearance, but with a goat’s skull hanging above the taps”. Sounds awesome.

Based in Denver in the US state of Colorado, the boutique brewhouse names their beers things like Hellion, Death Ripper and Stout O))). This month they will release their first bottled beer, a sour brew called Vexovoid (after Portal’s latest release), but it will only be available from their own bar and bottles cost $17 (ouch).

TRVE Brewing Company

via TRVE Brewing will bottle its first sour beer and begin barrel-aging program

So for those of us who don’t live in Denver, here’s some Portal:

Rad events involving metal and beer

Perth to Bloomington by car (and kayak)

On my various beer-fuelled wanderings around the internet this week, I came across RadFest, a mini metal and beer fest being held on June 5 in the Upland brewery in Bloomington, Indiana in the good ole’ United States of America. Playing at the event are a number of metal bands including Deadmen, Coffinworm and Bible of the Devil.

Sounds awesome! I plugged the address into Google Maps and selected “get directions by car”, but unfortunately it’s going to be a long drive from my current location – cutting across the north of Australia to Japan by kayak, paddling across the North Pacific with a lovely stopover in Hawaii to enter the United States at Washington, then driving across country to Bloomington. It’s only a trifling 25,000 kilometres, but the 53 day journey means that sadly, the event will be long over by the time I get there.

Maybe someone who lives closer can go and take some pictures for us…

Do you have any cool “beer n’ metal” events in your home town?