Anthrax Make Beer Now!
Joining the likes of Killswitch Engage, Deftones, Motorhead, Megadeth, Behemoth (x3) and too many others to keep track of, Anthrax have jumped aboard the beer train as the latest metal band to lend their name to some foamy, brewed goodness. Clearly there’s a reason so many bands keep venturing into the world of foamy suds: if you’re a successful metal act and you’re not in the beer game yet, what are you waiting for??
Anthrax’s first beer will be a pale ale called Wardance — presumably a reference to their classic track “Indians” — and it’ll be released (manufactured? distributed? not sure what the proper word is) by Butternuts, a New York-based brewery whose Pork Slap Pale Ale (in its signature pink cans) you’ve probably seen around. Loudwire tells us that the very first keg was available at Anthrax’s intimate performance at Saint Vitus Bar last summer, and since then the brew has been tweaked to perfection based on feedback from fans/drinkers.
The 5.5% ABV brew will be available in New York starting March 27 in stores, bars and restaurants. Charlie Benante says it goes great with a burger, but honestly, what beer doesn’t? Burgers and beer are like two cheeks on a butt. Stoked to try this one out.