Beer Rocks: Founders Heavy Metal Beer

For the past eight years, the Michigan-based Founders Brewing Co. has been concocting a triple-hopped IPA that they lovingly call Devil Dancer. At 12 percent and 112 IBUs, this demonic brew comes strong, and as they advertise, the beer proves incredibly hoppy with a huge malty finish.

“It has no official satanic affiliation, but one would expect a beer so intense to be served at parties curated by the Dark One,” said Tim Traynor, the brewery’s New York representative. “We thought it fitting to pair an extreme beer with extreme music, especially since the bottle label resembles the cover artwork on Black Sabbath’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath album.”

Since this beer gets released Monday, July 2, the team at Founders is hosting a keg tapping and heavy metal party at The Gate in Brooklyn on Sunday at 11:59 till 4am. Show up wearing a metal T-shirt and get a chance to win a bottle of the new Founders Backstage beer, Frangelic Mountain Brown Ale, a tasty beer brewed with hazelnut coffee. If you can’t make it Sunday night (it’s a school night darn it!), Traynor said you can get this rare brew at bars like Taproom 307, 4th Avenue Pub, Mission Dolores, and more places TBA. For four-packs of bottles hit up Top Hops, Brouwerij Lane, Beer Street, Good Beer, and New Beer for your take-home pleasure.

“It being a limited release, which means it will be gone pretty quickly,” said Traynor. So jump on the crazy train and grab this brew while you can.