Voivod Beer Coming Out
I love this trend.
These fucking beer bands are a fad I can totally support. It’s a great way to disguise my alcoholism.
“I don’t have a problem. I’m a collector of metal band beers, you guys!”
Yes, Voivod partnered with local Montreal brewery to produce a limited batch of “Kluskap O’Kom” beer.
Says guitarist Dan “Chewy” Mongrain:
“Frederic Cormier, the brewer and owner of Hopfenstark Micro-Brewery, and I had this Idea for a couple years of crafting a Voivod beer. This year, with the new album, Target Earth, and our 30th Anniversary, the timing was perfect to celebrate and brew! So I asked the guys if they were into it and everybody thought it was a great Idea! We sampled different types of ale, lager, stout, IPA, season, wheat etc. to come up with the type of beer we wanted to do. We also talked about the concept and decided to associate the Voivod beer not only with the band’s name but with a song from the latest opus.
“We choose Kluskap O’Kom, which is inspired by American-Indian legends and modern reality. We wanted the beer to have a taste from the woods, the terroir, so to speak. So Frederic had this idea of crafting the beer with Mugwort and Balsam Fir which we ended up picking up in the woods. The beer is made with fresh ingredients; it’s easy to drink yet with complex well balanced flavors. We just invited friends and fans to the release party in Montreal at Station Ho.st (bar owned by the brewer) and it was a complete success! Lots of people celebrating the 30th anniversary of Voivod, making toasts with a Kluskap O`Kom beer listening to some Voivod, watching a 2 hours “making of” the beer, plus we had a surprise when our director friend showed up with a DVD to play the promo video of Kluskap O’ Kom!! It was a perfect magical evening…I ended up going to bed at 6am…smiling, how could life be better than that?”