Mastodon Release Another Beer, “Sultan’s Curse” Imperial Stout
Mastodon are no strangers to beer. They were early to hop on the metal-bands-making-beer bandwagon back in 2013 with their “Black Tongue” double-black IPA, and two years later they released the “Mother Puncher” IPA with Mikkeller. They also shot this hilarious promo video for PBR earlier this year, proving that they’re no snobs about suds… or they’re at least willing to pretend they’re not in exchange for some moolah (kidding… I’m sure these dudes pound cheap brews on the regs). I’m pretty sure they’ve released some other beers along the way, too.
The prog metal titans are back with yet another custom brew, an imperial stout dubbed “Sultan’s Curse” (a track on their latest album Emperor of Sand), once again through Mikkeller and with Dark Matter Coffee handling the caffeine side of things. The PRP reports that the beer will be available starting this afternoon (October 19th) at the Mikkeller Brewing San Diego location before Mastodon’s show at The House of Blues in town. Here’s what drinkers can expect, via Mikkeller:
The title ‘Sultan’s Curse’ inspired the band and the brewers at Mikkeller Brewing San Diego to use Middle Eastern spices and ingredients like dates, toasted pistachios and cardamom in the brew. The San Diego team describes the beer in this manner:
“A monster Imperial Stout with intense layers of dates and coffee, which sit gracefully above a complementing cardamom brightness. Toasted pistachios bring depth and texture alongside an integrated spiced and vanilla bouquet from the bourbon-barrel aging. Full-bodied and complex.”
Adding to the complexity of the stout is coffee from Dark Matter Coffee. The Chicago based coffee roasters joined the Sultan’s Curse team to add the finest coffee to the brew.
“We were stoked to do an ode to the old world of coffee for our friends at Mikkeller and Mastodon. We sourced a Yemeni coffee with loads of fresh tobacco, vanilla, and bakers chocolate to pile on to the decadence of the stout,” explains Jesse Diaz, Dark Matter Coffee.
Sounds delicious! Those in San Diego should try it out and let us know how it is, while those elsewhere in California can order it online here. Hopefully we’ll see it available in the rest of the country very soon.