What began as an infamous call the masses to mosh at thrash metal icon Anthrax’s concerts has become a beverage for the masses to enjoy when slam dancing partners may be scarce.
The band is partnering with Butternuts Beer & Ale of Garratsville, N.Y. to release a beer named Wardance, the name of which comes from a line in the band’s song “Indians.”
“I’ve wanted to do our own beer for a long time, it was just finding the right guy to make that a reality,” said Anthrax’s Scott Ian in a post on the band’s website. “I am a fan of Butternuts, especially their Porkslap Pale Ale, and when I found out that Chuck was interested in doing a beer with us I immediately said yes.”
According to a post on the band’s website, Wardance is a 5.5 percent ABV pale ale brewed with hops sourced from both New York and west coast growers. An early version of Wardance was quietly test marketed at an Anthrax show last September after which the recipe for the beer was finalized.
Wardance will be packaged in 12-ounce cans and is set to formally released to stores and restaurants in New York state beginning March 27, although there are plans to expand the distribution to other states around the country at a later date.