Richmond, VA is home to a longstanding, invigorating metal scene, so it’s only right that Decibel and Strangeways, Richmond’s most metal brewery, join forces for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest.
“We’re generally just excited about being at a metal and beer festival,” says Strangeways’ Mike Hiller. “I mean, being in a huge room with hundreds of metal freaks drinking great beer and getting our faces melted off is kind of a dream come true. Personally, I’m looking forward to drinking beers from so many great breweries – especially from breweries I haven’t tried before like Hammerheart and Hoof Hearted, and hanging around my comrade brewers from all over. And on top of it all, we’re excited to be see so many brilliant bands – most of which none of us have ever seen live.”
Check out what Strangeways has in store for the fest below. They’re sure to appeal to both seasoned drinkers and those who prefer their beer on the lighter side.
Thistle Killya (11% ABV, 40 IBU)
Thistle Killya Scotch Quad is a hybrid between a Scotch Ale and a Belgian Quad. ABV 11%, aged for a full year in Macallan Scotch barrels, it showcases a sublime maltiness, intertwined with a Belgian yeast character, and finished off with notes of smooth single malt Scotch whisky.
Helles Frozen Over (5% ABV, 24 IBU)
Well, Helles finally Frozen Over, because Strangeways has released a basic, light, full-bodied lager, made famous in the beer halls in and around Munich. It is sure to please the lager connoisseur, as well as give the masses an easy-drinking option for the folks who want “just a beer.”
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Saturday, March 31
Sunday, April 1
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Metal & Beer Fest FAQs
What are my ticket options?
You can purchase a one- or two-day “Metal & Beer Ticket,” which allows you to watch all bands performing. It also gives you access to samples from all 20 breweries who will be at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest, as well as access to all breweries and bars plus a Decibel Metal and Beer Fest tasting cup.
You may also purchase a one- or two- day “Just Metal” ticket (limited to 500 each day) that grants you access to all four bars on the first floor, as well as the ability to see each band playing. You will also have the opportunity to purchase samples of featured breweries from the bar.
How much does it cost?
“Metal & Beer” tickets are $80 for one day and $150 for both.
“Just Metal” tickets are $42 for one day and $82 for both.
If you bought four craft beers at the fest, you would be spending more than $40. The “Metal and Beer Ticket” pays for itself and then some!
Are the breweries in an area separate from the bands?
No, Decibel Metal & Beer Fest is a fully integrated fan experience. You can walk over to the 3 Floyds table and sample a Amber Smashed Face beer, co-brewed with Cannibal Corpse, while you watch At the Gates!
Is the event 21+, even if I purchase a “Just Metal” ticket?
Yes, the event is strictly 21+.
Will there be bottles/cans/etc. available to purchase from the breweries?
Nope. The only way to guarantee you can try every beer you want is to purchase a weekend-long “Metal & Beer Ticket.”
Can I get a “Just Beer” ticket?
No. Leave the hall, poser.
Where can I get tickets to the official Decibel Metal & Beer Fest After Party with Primitive Man and Black Urn?
Why, right here.
Where can I get tickets to the official Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Pre-Show featuring Midnight, Necrot, Powermad and Coffin Dust?
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