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Opeth Launch Their Own Beer


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Opeth beer is now a reality with the band having teamed with Northern Monk Brew Co. out of Leeds, UK to launch their ‘XXV Anniversary Imperial Stout‘. The group aren’t messing around with the beverage either, as it boasts a 9.2% ABV. Only 1700 bottles of the brew are available, with frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt offering:

“Even if we’re musicians firstly, we’re beer drinkers secondly. Kind of. Let me rephrase: We love beer. We love good beer. We’ve turned into culinary connoisseurs of late. Not too much snobbery however. We just love good food and drinks. So when we were approached by the fantastic Northern Monk brewery to do a Opeth signature beer we simply could not turn it down. But believe me, we’ve turned down zillions off offers to do alcoholic beverages with the Opeth logo on it. Northern Monk are great. They have great ideas and makes great beer.

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They even invited Fredrik and Axe down to the brewery for a walkthrough of their premises in Leeds. Needless to say, they got both of them drunk, but we also managed to get our own brand of signature beer down to a tee. And Axe and Fredrik know their beer, from years of over-indulging. And now it’s ready. One is a top of the line Imperial stout that can be matured up to about 25 years. We’ll also have a lovely pale ale out in early 2016.

I know we’re not the first band to do our own beer, and not the last. All I know is that it’s a top quality beer and I will certainly enjoy having my own little stash in the cooler for Christmas. Cheers! (Clonk!)”

You can get it online now at this location.

Opeth's XXV Imperial Stout

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