Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Metallica, Deftones, Every Time I Die and now Atreyu, the latest to join a lengthy, rapidly growing list of bands who have partnered with craft breweries around the globe to create their own boozy concoctions. The Orange County metallers didn’t go too far to find their brewing partner, teaming up with neighboring Anaheim brewery Noble Ale Works on Superhero, a Double Dry-Hopped Double IPA with orange zest.
The hazy 8.7% brew features Citra and El Dorado hops for notes of lychee, tropical fruit and California navel oranges.
Superhero caters to even the most ardent of hazy worshippers – it’s soft with just a touch of prototypical West Coast resin and blossoms with notes of floral orange, stone fruit, pineapple, apricot, mango, starfruit and orange peel. It features a creamy mouthfeel and incredibly smooth finish. It’s a dangerous beer that doesn’t drink up to lofty ABV.
“What happens when an OC band teams up with an OC brewery? @atreyuofficial Superhero DIPA WITH ORANGE ZEST,” Noble Ale Works said in an Atreyu-reference filled announcement. “This beer is so badass it will leave all other brewery/band collabs in our wake. Led by Citra and El Dorado, this hazy DIPA gives soft notes of lychee, tropical fruit, and butterfly kisses, while bright California navel oranges keep the party going.”
Atreyu recently released their seventh studio album In Our Wake on Spinefarm Records. The album hit number two and number nine on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Rock Albums charts, respectively. They are set to perform at a number of festivals worldwide later this year, including Germany’s Rock Am Ring, Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting and the Rock USA Festival in Wisconsin.
Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.