Matt McGachy, the vocalist of extreme metal band Cryptopsy, and host of the Vox&Hops Metal Podcast is launching the first edition of Vox&Hops Brewtal North America presented by IndieMerchstore. The effort pairs past guests of Vox&Hops with breweries to create unique collaborative craft beers. All in all, there will be 22 Vox&Hops alumni represented in the collaboration effort.
“Last February, when we seemed to be headed towards another summer without live shows let alone metal festivals, I imagined Vox&Hops Brewtal North America to bring the metal community together,” says McGachy. “Initially, I was aiming for 10 collabs for the project but everyone just kept saying yes! I am unbelievably humbled that over 250 people from across North America have teamed up to spread the Vox&Hops ethos: ‘Enjoy, Life, Metal & Craft Beer’.”
The 22 Vox&Hops Brewtal North America collabs will be released between June 21 and 25, at each participating brewery. The pairings include:
BreWskey x Akurion
Cannery Brewing x Unleash the Archers
Henderson Brewing x Chris Soutsos of Thrashed (YouTuber)
Kahnawake Brewing x Cryptopsy
L’Apothicaire x Augury
Microbrasserie Le Fermentor x The Agonist
Microbrasserie Le Presbytère x Necrotic Mutation
New Level Brewing x Striker
OverHop Canada x Beyond Creation
Saint-Houblon x Unhuman
Third Moon Brewing x Brand of Sacrifice
8e Péché x Incandescence
Bone Up Brewing x Fuming Mouth
Broken Goblet Brewing x Hath
Brutal Beerworks x Abigail Williams
Cosmic Eye Brewing x RRBG Podcast
Dry City Brew Works x Yakuza
Ghost Town Brewing x Labored Breath
Gilded Skull + Widowmaker Brewing x Summoner
Lasting Brass x Shadow of Intent
Speciation Artisan Ales x Battlecross
Wake x The Atlas Moth
Additional events include:
• BREWTAL NORTH AMERICA OFFICIAL HOT SAUCE: Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. is giving away full bottles of the exclusive Vox&Hops Brewtal North America Scorpion hot sauce. 40 bottles are available per brewery: first come, first served!
• BEHIND THE SCENES: Mini documentaries showcasing the creation of each collaborative brew and exclusive content from the artists involved will be shared on Vox&Hops socials. The videos were created by Chris Kells, The Agonist and Vox&Hops Creative Director of Video Content.
• VIRTUAL WRAP PARTY: Come share a virtual beer with the bands and brewers on June 26 at 9 PM EDT! Follow Vox&Hops socials for the Zoom link.