Deftones Collaborate with Belching Beaver Brewery to Create Phantom Bride IPA

belchingbeaverdeftonesbottleMusic and craft beer join forces once again as the Deftones and Belching Beaver Brewery (Vista, California) have announced that the two have partnered up to create Phantom Bride India Pale Ale as a new limited release.

Phantom Bride India Pale Ale, named after a track on their most recently released album entitled Gore, is the product of the Deftones branching out to try their hand at craft brewing.  The Grammy Award-winning alternative metal band reached out to the folks at Belching Beaver Brewery to make this project a reality.  This West Coast IPA boasts an impressive hop bill consisting of four varietals – Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe – that was carefully selected by Deftones frontman Chino Moreno.   This union of music and brewing comes together as a hoppy experience that Moreno says he would “put right up with any of my favourites. Good stuff!”  The full brewery description of Phantom Bride IPA is as follows:

“Named after the ethereal song by the one and only Deftones, Phantom Bride IPA is a blend of Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops delicately balanced for the perfectly drinkable mix of citrus and hoppy goodness.”  ABV – 7.1%  IBUs – 55

22 oz. bottles and kegs of Phantom Bride IPA were officially shipped on October 3 to distributors in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.  This offering is also available at all Belching Beaver tasting room locations.  An official launch event for the beer will be held on October 5 at 8 p.m. at Fullerton, California’s Slidebar (band will not be present at the event).  If you are a Deftones fan and this is a beer that you just need to get your hands on, be sure to do it as soon as possible because Phantom Bride IPA will only be around for a limited time while supplies last.  Prost!

– the audio above was sourced via Deftones YouTube channel