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OPETH Announces Three Beers For November

They also contain no screams.

They also contain no screams.

Metal bands have multiple beers is nothing new at this point, but releasing them all at once seems a little unconventional. Opeth, masters of being unconventional at this point, have announced three beers brewed in collaboration with with famed Swedish Heavy MetAle to be out on November 10. All three beers – an IPA, a pilsner and a red ale – were brewed at the Nääs Gårdsbryggeri brewery in southern Östergötland.

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They are, according to a press release:

  • Heritage Pilsner is a brave and beautiful beer with light tones of bittersweet hops. A tasteful and timeless brew inspired by the band’s 2011 ‘Heritage’ album.
  • Sorceress Session IPA is bitter, strong and full of hops. Yet, its harsh body contains a hint of something sweet. And just like Opeth’s twelfth full-length 2016 album it's an adventure where different notes and shifting tones create an orchestra with well-balanced flavours.
  • Garden of The Titans Red Ale is a unique red brew filled with American hops to commemorate Opeth’s ‘Garden of the Titans’ live album, set for worldwide release this November 2nd through Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Garden of the Titans was recorded on May 11th last year at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado which provided the perfect inspiration for this tasteful American red ale.

The beers will initially be released at Stockholm's famed Zum Franziskaner beerhalle on Nomvember 10 and will be attended by Opeth themselves. I feel like there was a real missed opportunity here with some Blackwater Park wordplay, though given Opeth is releasing beers in groups, maybe they'll address the earlier albums next.

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