Of the fifteen newcomers to this year’s Metal & Beer Fest, Oliver Brewing is one that truly embodies the spirit of this event. Since their founding in 1993 in a basement in the heart of Baltimore, MD, they have “created hundreds of beers, listened to thousands of hours of ear-piercing metal and made more beer-loving friends than we can count.”
“Being invited to participate in Decibel Magazine’s Metal and Beer Fest is a dream come true for me,” says Oliver founder Steve Jones. It’s a dream come true for everyone who gets to try these beers at the fest, too. Full beer descriptions below.
Speed of Darkness – 8.5%
Inspired by the deep dark riffs of Bison Machine. Our Russian Imperial Stout is smooth and warm with notes of dark chocolate, licorice, and coffee.
Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume – 6.5%
Says Integrity founder and frontman Dwid Hellion of this Belgian-style Blonde Ale: “What could be better than the golden taste of a Belgian blonde beer fused with the devilry of metal music? This unholy libation truly embodies the essence of our latest album, Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume.”
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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 Oliver Brewing table, sample a “Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume” beer, co-brewed by Integrity and consume it WHILE you watch Integrity!
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.”
Where can I get tickets to the official Decibel Metal & Beer PRE-FEST with Midnight, Powermad, Necrot and Coffin Dust at the Foundry in Philadelphia, PA?
Oh, those are right here.
Where can I get tickets to the official Decibel Metal & Beer Kickoff Party with Incantation (special doom set), Believer (special old-school thrash set) and Belus at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY?
They’re over here.
Where can I get tickets to the official Decibel Metal & Beer Fest After Party with Primitive Man and Black Urn at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA?
Why, right here.
Can I get a “Just Beer” ticket?
No. Leave the hall, poser.
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