Metallica and Arrogant Consortia, an imprint of Stone Brewing, have announced Enter Night Pilsner. Launching in the U.S. now and internationally this spring, Enter Night Pilsner is described as “a unique expression of the shared values that have helped define Metallica and Stone Brewing: fiercely independent, transcending genres, shattering preconceptions and challenging convention.”
The members of Metallica and the leadership of Stone participated at every step alongside the brewing team in crafting the new beverage. 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 . . . This collaboration is beyond effortless and pure, and we can't wait to share this incredible beverage with everyone out there.”
The launch of Enter Night Pilsner follows on the heels of Metallica's launch of its branded whiskey, called Blackened, which has been rolled out in California, Wisconsin, New York and Florida.
Meanwhile, alternative act Panic! At The Disco has also announced a limited edition beer called IP!ATD. The band first brewed a small batch at Asbury Park Brewery in March 2018 and will have a new batch available via the Brewery beginning January 19th and also at the band's Newark, New Jersey show on the 18th.
Panic! frontman Brendon Urie worked with Asbury Park Brewery co-founder Jeff Plate to nail what Urie loves in a beer, with Urie saying, “Beer really is my comfort food. With all the traveling I do, it’s something I look forward to knowing I can usually find a local beer that represents the city I’m visiting or have one of my classic favorites for when I’m feeling homesick. For me, IP!ATD is a blend of both those feelings — uniting a familiar taste with something fresh.”