Unibroue (Chambly, Québec) recently announced that they have partnered with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to brew and release À TOUT LE MONDE Saison Ale.
Unibroue Brewmaster Jerry Vietz created À TOUT LE MONDE Saison Ale as a symbol of friendship and as a gift to recognize the 55th birthday of Dave Mustaine, lead vocalist and founder of the iconic Thrash Metal band Megadeth and lover of finely crafted beers. Legends of their respective professions, these two men put their collective creativity to work and brewed a Belgian-style Golden Saison that was dry-hopped to produce hoppy, spicy notes. The finished beer weighs in at an easy drinking 4.5% ABV to provide fans with “a clean, fresh taste and a crisp dry finish inviting you to take another sip.”
À TOUT LE MONDE – translating from French to mean “To All the World” or “To Everyone” – was named after the fourth track on Megadeth’s 1994 Youthanasia album. The song proved to be one of the band’s “biggest hits in Quebec.” The beer’s name also “recalls the consonance of Unibroue’s flagship beer, La Fin du Monde.”
“At Unibroue, we appreciate flavour – and we know Megadeth is anything but boring,” explains Jerry Vietz, Brewmaster at Unibroue. “To Megadeth’s delight and that of their fans and connoisseurs, we’re offering an uncompromising beer with rich hoppy aromas, created according to Dave’s personal tastes.”
“Our shared passion for excellence produced a one-of-a-kind saison beer,” added Dave Mustaine, Megadeth’s lead vocalist and founder. “I’m thrilled to present this new beer to my fans, and everyone who loves good beers with character.”
À TOUT LE MONDE Saison Ale is officially available now as Unibroue’s newest offering released in their Classics Series. This offering can be found in 750 ml bottles in Quebec and in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles at fine craft beer retailers in Alabama, Florida and throughout Unibroue’s full 48 state distribution area. I can say without hesitation that Unibroue makes nothing but amazing beer, so be sure to grab a 4-pack of À TOUT LE MONDE Saison Ale, crank up the stereo and allow your taste buds to rock out with this new offering. Prost!
**Personal Note – This just might be the coolest craft beer news I have had the chance to cover over the last seven years. I have been a huge Megadeth fan since my middle school years and I can often be found rockin’ to the band’s music while I work (As a matter of fact, “À Tout Le Monde”, “High Speed Dirt” & “Holy Wars” provided the soundtrack for this post). I have long said that a bucket list item of mine has been to sit down with Dave Mustaine for a drink, but I can absolutely settle for the ability to now sip on a beer inspired by his work and created with his input. Ok . . . that concludes my giddy, fan-boy moment.**
Vital Information on À TOUT LE MONDE Saison Ale from Unibroue
Release – Classics Series, late October 2016
Style – Belgian-style Saison
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 22
Aroma – Hoppy with tropical fruit and citrus notes
Flavor – Delicately spiced. Citrusy and slightly tart with hints of tropical fruit such as mango and lychee
Glassware – Flute or Tulip
Availability – Quebec (750 ml bottles & draft) and 48 US States (4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft)