Pennsylvania-based brewery and fest-presenting sponsor Broken Goblet have joined forces with Boston metalcore institution Unearth to brew Black Hearts Now Reign, a Russian imperial stout, with all proceeds split between the Philadelphia and Boston chapters of the ACLU. Brewed with white chocolate flavors, Black Hearts Now Reign weighs in at a strong 11% ABV is generally faithful to the standard Russian Imperial Stout taste.
“I am not only a minority in the craft beer world, but also in the world at large, and both me and my family here in the industry need to fight to be the change we want to see,” Broken Goblet manager Reece Dunlap tells Decibel. “This beer is big in every way—aggressive style of beer, in your face branding, etc. But what it represents is bigger than me, bigger than the music I love, it’s a chance for our brewery to use our platform to remind people that we should be working hand in hand, uplift the black and brown voices that need it right now, own the faults and be a better example of unity. Plus—we get to work with some of our musical idols in Unearth!”
Unearth echoed a similar sentiment regarding the collaboration.
“The only way to achieve a civil and just society is to work together to achieve an equal playing field for all,” vocalist Trevor Phipps says. “While this idea might be obvious to many, there is still a lot of work we all need to do to ensure a truly united future. We couldn’t be happier to collaborate with Broken Goblet on our first ever beer, while bolstering the collective voice for the greater good. We want to thank Broken Goblet for choosing to donate the proceeds of this powerful imperial stout to both the Boston and Philadelphia chapters of one of the fiercest defenders of civil rights in the world, the ACLU. Cheers, friends!”
Black Hearts Now Reign will be released at Broken Goblet’s Bensalem, PA location on November 21; Boston availability is possible.