Metal bands and beer go hand to hand on every aspect, from musicians consuming outrageous amounts of beer all the time to releasing beers under their branding, and Opeth started venturing into that field last year with their 9.2% ABV XXV Anniversary Imperial Stout and now, they’re back for more.
Opeth just announced the release of their second beer called Communion Pale Ale with the help of the same brewery they used for the Anniversary Imperial Stout, Northern Monk Brew Co. and we can our hands on it next Friday 22nd. Head brewer Brian Dickson of Northern Monk Brew Co. comments:
“After the success of the XXV Anniversary Stout, it’s great to be continuing our collaboration with the guys from OPETH. This time we have come up with an easy-drinking American Pale Ale with a solid U.K. malt backbone over which we layered lots of classic U.S. hop varieties, including Equinox and Citra. Expect pine, spice and all the punchy citrus you’d expect of the style; perfect gig refreshment!”
To celebrate the release of Communion Pale Ale, Northern Monk will have a free launch party at their tap-room in Leeds, UK and will have guitarist Fredrik Åkesson there sharing some beers with those who get to attend the party and playing some tracks of his predilection. He declared about the party:
“The best drink in the world has now surprisingly got even better for life sustaining wealth!
“I hope to see you at the launch party on Friday April 22nd at the Northern Monk Refectory where you can enjoy some of our excellent Communion Pale Ale and I’m looking forward to spinning some tunes behind the DJ booth.”
Unlike the Anniversary Stout, this will not be a limited-edition beer and should become available, at least in 12 countries, including the US and eventually will become available worldwide.