Fans of heavy metal and beer who live in the US state of Virginia should check out Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria – these guys serenade their brews to the soothing sound of metal.

Brewer Will Cox recently told The Washington Post “I like to think the vibrations from the loud metal music shakes the fermenters and stimulates the yeast during primary fermentation, and the hops during dry-hopping. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”

Port City’s Maniacal IPA is created with Cannibal Corpse as the special sonic ingredient, while their Oktoberfest brew is (appropriately) brewed with  Kreator on the playlist.

Check out the brewery’s event pages for upcoming heavy metal nights – the next is on September 9.