Metal giants Metallica and Arrogant Consortia, an imprint of craft brewery Stone Brewing, have collaborated to create a ‘genre-transcending’ craft beer.
Called Enter Night, the 5.7% ABV pilsner was created as a unique expression which demonstrated the shared values that have “helped define Metallica and Stone Brewing: ‘fiercely independent, transcending genres, shattering preconceptions and challenging convention.’”
According to Arrogant Consortia – whose beer portfolio includes Arrogant Bastard Ale and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale – the Enter Night Pilsner combines the beauty of a traditional Northern German Pilsner with Arrogant Consortia’s “modern overtones of aggression”.
The drink is now available nationwide in the US, and will be released internationally in spring 2019.
Metallica founding member and drummer Lars Ulrich said: “The amount of ideals and outlooks that Metallica and Stone Brewing share are endless.
“I’m always blown away about how similar our paths forward have been. Our view of the worlds that we each inhabit, of creativity and process, and 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.”
Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch added: “I remember seeing Metallica on the cover of a magazine just after the Black Album was released.
“On the cover was a quote that resonated with me to this day:
“‘Metallica didn’t go to number one, number one came to them.’ I loved what that meant. Do it your way and never compromise your art. If you’re great at what you do people will come. I view that simple quote as one of the founding philosophical elements of Stone Brewing.”