Decibel has had the honor of working with a multitude of the most metal breweries in the country—and world—for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, including our relationship with Yards Brewing. The Philadelphia-based featured brewery won’t just be pouring their established brews at the festival; Yards have collaborated with Philly heavy metal heroes Sumerlands for Haunted Forever, a black IPA.
Being a featured brewery, you’ll have the opportunity to taste four unique brews from Yards. Find out what they have on tap below.
Haunted Forever (Black IPA, 6.66% ABV)
Haunted Forever Black IPA was brewed in the starless void of the Philadelphia necropolis in collaboration with Sumerlands and Weyerbacher for the 2018 Decibel Beer and Metal Festival. Midnight wheat gives this beer its dark color while rye malts fill out the spine and add a bit of spice. Malevolently hopped with Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops and dry hopped with Amarillo, Azacca and Cascade, Haunted Forever has premonitions of pine, citrus and the most metal fruit of them all – mango. While this beer is limited, its sinister hop character will haunt you forever.
Brawler (English Mild, 4.2%)
The most approachable of our ales, Brawler is malt forward and delicately hopped for a knockout flavor. Its smooth character, hints of caramel and toast and remarkable drinkability define this ruby-colored brew as a knockout session ale.
IPA (American IPA, 7%)
Standing firmly on the east coast end of American IPAs, our India Pale Ale emphasizes balance. Traditional floor-malted English barley gives IPA its firm malt character while generous amounts of Chinook and Amarillo hops impart aromas of pine and tangerine for a perfectly balanced IPA.
Philadelphia Pale Ale (Pale Ale, 4.6%)
Not to be boastful, but we honestly believe all other ales pale in comparison to ours. Dry-hopped with an abundance of distinctive Simcoe hops, this straw-colored pale ale is more drinkable than bitter, more aromatic than aggressive. Philly Pale Ale, as it’s better known, is crisp, hoppy and bursting with citrus.
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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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