Published Nov 15, 2013While Mastodon have their Live at Brixton digital set coming our way soon, the metal crew have another UK-themed project brewing as well. Namely, they're about to release a signature craft beer dubbed Black Tongue.
Titled after the group's The Hunter track of the same name, the 8.3 percent double black IPA arrives December 3 in the UK as part of a collaboration with Signature Brew.
A press release notes that Mastodon were looking to deliver a "pallet crusher," with the beer company saying that the suds' "rumbling smoky notes are offset by the elixir of misbehaving punchy hops." For you beer aficionados out there, Signature Brew further explains that Mosaic and Magnum hops are blended with Carafa Special 3 Malt and Pale.
A trailer notes that the brew was 18 months in the making, and you can see the band enjoying a taste test down below.
This, mind you, is not the first time Mastodon have been treated to their own brew. Back in 2009, German brewers Mahr's Bräu unveiled the super limited-edition "Mastodon Premium Lager," of which only 200 bottles were made.
As for Live at Brixton, it arrives digitally December 10 through Warner. As previously reported, the live set was captured at Mastodon's sold-out show at London's O2 Academy in Brixton on February 11, 2012, and features 23 songs, including "Black Tongue."