I’ve got a simple philosophy that I live by and its this: As long as I’ve got a beer in one hand and a comic in t’other, I’m happy. It’s a simple rule but it works a treat. So, imagine my surprise to hear that Dark Horse Comics are teaming up with Oregon’s Gigantic Brewing to produce 666 cases of Hellboy beer, based on award-winning cartoonist Mike Mignola’s legendary character and celebrating horn-head’s 25th anniversary in style.
Gigantic Brewing will release six different Hellboy beers, with flavors inspired by fan-favorite characters from the Hellboy comic books. Each new beer will be a limited edition run of 666 cases and will be released approximately every seven weeks. The first beer, Hellboy, features a maple syrup and pancake profile. Gigantic Brewing’s first Hellboy beer will be released in March, ahead of Hellboy Day on March 23, 2019, when comic book stores and fans across the country will celebrate twenty-five years of Hellboy comics and graphic novels.
Hers’ the full line-up now:
- Hellboy – Maple Syrup Pancake Beer (6.66% abv)
- Liz Sherman – Mole Chili Stout (6.66% abv)
- Johann Kraus – Citrus Wit Beer (6.66% abv)
- Abe Sapien – Indigo Blue Fruit Ale (6.66% abv)
- Blood Queen – Cranberry Yuzu Sour (6.66% abv)
- Trevor Bruttenholm – British Barleywine (9.99% abv)
And, if you’re attending Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con this March, look out for the off-site event with this brew. No details of where and when, but if you keep ’em peeled I’m sure you’ll find out nearer the date.
Here’s mud in yer eye, Hellboy! I’ll raise a beer (or two, or three, or more) to ya!