It was only a year ago that we reported on a story that Metallica had teamed up with renowned distiller Dave Pickerell and launched Blackened, their own blended American whiskey named after the opening track from the bands 1988 album …And Justice For All.
It appears that the blend did well and was well received by whiskey aficionados. Only available in North America as it stands, hopes are that the liquor will be available to the rest of the world in the near future.
So with that under their belt, Metallica has stepped it up a notch and have teamed up with Stone Brewing’s Arrogant Consortia, and are about to launch their very own Enter Night Pilsner.
In a statement from the band, it says: “If you’ve been to one of our recent arena shows, you may have sipped from the black and red cans or even picked up a few in the surrounding neighborhoods.
“Now we’re expanding nationwide, and come spring, taking it international covering Europe, Australia, China and beyond!”
The statement continues: “Stone Brewing is the perfect partner for us with endless commonalities in our ideals, outlooks, and paths forward. Our views of the worlds that we each inhabit, of creativity and process, and of sense of place in relation to our peers and “The Man” are almost identical.
“This collaboration is beyond effortless and pure, and we can’t wait to share this incredible beverage with everyone out there.
“In conjunction with the leadership of Stone, we have participated throughout every step alongside their talented brewing team.
From our HQ outside of San Francisco to Stone’s brewery and HQ in San Diego to many beers backstage at shows, the spirit of collaboration was powerful.”
So, for collectors, or even fans looking to pick up a can or two to actually drink, you can find the nearest stockiest by checking out the Arrogant Consortia beer finder.