In recent times, we have seen a good number of beers being brewed in collaboration with musicians. I don’t know if it’s just because I am a Metal head and mostly listen to Metal, but it seems like a lot of these collaborations between breweries and musicians are with Metal bands. Personally I don’t see a problem with this…yet! I just really hope that the market doesn’t get flooded with these collaboration beers, because then it will just be a marketing ploy to sell the brewery’s product. I don’t see this right now, as these collaborations are few at the moment.
Here are some examples of the Metal-Beer collaborations:
- Three Floyds Brewing / Pig Destroyer collaboration – Permanent Funeral
- Three Floyds Brewing / Municipal Waste collaboration – Toxic Revolution
- Real Ale Brewing / The Sword collaboration – Iron Swan Ale
- Robinson’s Family Brewing / Iron Maiden collaboration – The Trooper
I am sure there are more, but for these are fine examples of the Metal band-Brewery collaboration.
The latest Metal-Brewery collaboration comes to us from Denver, Colorado’s Trve (pronounced True) Brewing, to be exact. Trve Brewing seem to all be Metal heads, as their themes are very dark, and full of dark, satanic imagery throughout their brewpub, and on merchandise. This is BeerMetalDude’s #1 on my Craft Beer Journey. One day hopefully, I will be able to go there. To make this point even more valid is that Trve Brewing teamed up with the Texas Legendary Black Metal band, Absu for this collaboration.
Please read the news press taken from earsplitcompound.com:
Denver, Colorado’s Trve Brewing Company is proud to announce details on their upcoming first out of four ales titled Eastern Candle - dedicated to the mythological occult metal act ABSU. In honor of their 20th anniversary second album, The Sun Of Tiphareth, Trve has created the first out of four ales: Eastern Candle – a pale wheat beer fermented with brettanomyces in white wine barrels. The ale is a fine equilibrium of wheat and white wine with a slight, fruit-like yeast character. (Fittingly named after the song Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle).
The three forthcoming beers to be unleashed are the following:
Tiphareth – Red Ale: This will be a soured beer with a mild strain of brettanomyces fermented in red wine barrels. This fusion will have a nice malty, tart, yet dry balance including red wine adding a background complexity.
Manannán – Brown Ale: The Manannán batch will feature rye in the grain bill, as it will be soured and fermented with a shrouded strain of brettanomyces in whiskey barrels. This will be a more assertive brew with malt character and plenty of obscurity from the yeast while also showcasing the barrel flavors.
Winter Zephyr – Black Ale: A dark wheat and dark rye concoction giving the beer its cryptic color. This ale will highlight a fair amount of oats to retain vast body after the brettanomyces have alchemically fermented in wine barrels.
ABSU recently announced details of their upcoming North American Connexus Continuation Tour, the trek to showcase the band performing set with music spanning throughout their twenty-two year recording career. This excursion is a follow-up mini-tour by the Texas-based mythological occult metal trio since the release of Abzu – the second of a planned trilogy of recordings.
ABSU North American Connexus Continuation:
11/08/2013 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
11/09/2013 Down And Over Pub – Milwaukee, WI @(November Coming Fire Festival
11/10/2013 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
11/11/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
11/12/2013 Beale Street Live – Indianapolis, IN
11/13/2013 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
11/14/2013 The Pinch – Washington, DC
11/15/2013 Firehouse Saloon – Rochester, NY
11/16/2013 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
11/17/2013 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
11/18/2013 St. Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
For more info on Trve Brewing check out: trvebrewing.com.