Arrogant Consortia – the “often aggressive and always self-righteous” imprint of Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) – has announced that the nationwide launch of Enter Night Pilsner, a creative collaboration with the legendary heavy metal band Metallica, will officially begin in January 2019.
With members of Metallica participating “at every step alongside [the] talented brewing team” behind Arrogant Consortia, Enter Night Pilsner was developed to be a unique expression of the shared values that have helped define Metallica and Stone Brewing: fiercely independent, transcending genres, shattering preconceptions and challenging convention.” This “genre-defying Pilsner” possesses a “remarkable flavor and aroma which artfully combine the beauty of a traditional Northern German Pilsner with Arrogant Consortia’s modern overtones of aggression.” Clocking in at an intensely drinkable 5.7% ABV and 45 IBUs, Enter Night Pilsner promises to supply its drinker with an experience that is “hop forward with sound bitterness on the finish.”
“The amount of ideals and outlooks that Metallica and Stone Brewing share are endless,” says Lars Ulrich of Metallica. “I’m always blown away about how similar our paths forward have been. Our view of the worlds that we each inhabit, of creativity and process, and sense of place in relation to our peers and ‘The Man’ are almost identical. This collaboration is beyond effortless and pure, and we can’t wait to share this incredible beverage with everyone out there.”
“I remember seeing Metallica on the cover of a magazine just after the Black Album was released,” recalls Greg Koch, Co-Founder of Stone Brewing. “On the cover was a quote that resonated with me to this day: ‘Metallica didn’t go to number one, number one came to them.’ I loved what that meant. Do it your way and never compromise your art. If you’re great at what you do people will come. I view that simple quote as one of the founding philosophical elements of Stone Brewing.”
Enter Night Pilsner is launching in the U.S. now and is scheduled to begin international distribution this spring in “Europe, Australia, China and beyond.” You can expect to find this rockin’ new brew available in 6-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia, and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Enter Night Pilsner from Arrogant Consortia/Stone Brewing & Metallica
Release – Year-Round, launching January 2019
Style – Pilsner
ABV – 5.7%
IBUs – 45
Fun Fact – Enter Night Pilsner “first appeared for the most worthy few in exclusive releases at Metallica’s shows this past fall.”
Availability – 6-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.arrogantconsortia.com
Metallica Tour Info – https://www.metallica.com/tour