There’s a new candidate for most extreme beer at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. Following the success of their first collaboration, Three Floyds and Pig Destroyer have confirmed that they will release Army of Hops, the second part in their series with the grindcore legends. In comparison to their previous collaboration, the boozy Permanent Funeral IPA, Army of Hops has a lower ABV so you can drink it throughout the weekend. It also differs from Permanent Funeral because it’s a lactose IPA.
‘We all wanted Permanent Funeral to be relatively extreme,” Three Floyds explained to Decibel. “At 10.5%, it was the biggest, sluttiest double IPA we’d brewed up to that point. Like Permanent Funeral, Army of Hops is a highly-hopped IPA. We’re bringing the ABV down for drinkability and adding lactose for a sweeter finish. Bottom line … Scott Hull is a beer ‘enthusiast’ (nerd) and wanted a milk IPA.”
“After a few years of IPA domination with Permanent Funeral, Three Floyds is pairing up with Pig Destroyer again with a new brew,” adds Pig Destroyer guitarist Scott Hull. “Round two; this time it’s personal. Army of Hops is perfectly paired with thrashing out with your pals, upturning sofas, punching holes in drywall, creating unidentified stains in the carpet and setting your furniture on fire in the backyard. Just in time for the holiday season too. Perfect gift for your entire family.
“Pig Destroyer and FFF are stoked to announce that the first pouring of this beer will be at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest in LA, which will all but seal the fact that the entire weekend will become a blurry memory had by all. Start getting your livers in shape, folks. Bring your Advil. Start writing your apology letters. Get ready to get overrun by the Army of Hops.”
Decibel kindly requests that no one punches any holes in the walls of the Wiltern, but we do hope you’ll come and try Army of Hops while watching Pig Destroyer perform. Tickets are still available, but time is running out! Get yours now.