Metal and Beer

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Morticia

May 21, 2021

Barrier Brewing’s Russian Imperial Stout Morticia won’t clear cobwebs — it’ll create ’em.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Hitachnio Nest Anbai Ale

May 12, 2021

Kiuchi Brewery’s Hitachnio Nest Anbai Ale pays homage to the ancient German brewing tradition while championing ingredients that are distinctly Japanese.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: iStout Unchained

April 30, 2021

When does a stout nearly become a wine? When New Zealand’s 8 Wired takes three years to age the incredible iStout Unchained!

No Corporate Beer Reviews: A Dashing Rogue

April 23, 2021

Complex fruited sour A Dashing Rogue is the latest boundary-destroyer from Norway’s Haandbryggeriet.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Salts

April 14, 2021

Black Narrows Brewing Co’s Salts states a pretty persuasive case for why sessionable wild ales might be the next big thing.

“200,” The Official Beer of Decibel’s 200th Issue Show Extremely Ex-Stream, Available for Pre-Order From Adroit Theory!

April 12, 2021

Brewed in collaboration with Adroit Theory, 200 is limited-run Extremely Extreme Russian Imperial Stout that clocks in at a mind-altering 14% ABV!

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Croatoan

April 9, 2021

Toast the release of Zao’s new album, The Crimson Corridor, with Croatoan, the band’s incredible new beer collab with Grand Rapids’ Speciation Artisan Ales.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Double Blizzard

April 2, 2021

Winter might be over but Tröegs’ beastly double IPA Double Blizzard is here to stay.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: 35K

March 26, 2021

Boldness is key to the appeal of 35K, which pours with minimal carbonation, virtually no head and a rich all-black black-as-your-soul color.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Coffee Is for Closers

March 18, 2021

Coffee is for Closers is the Cadillac Eldorado of American porters, so give yourself a break from higher-octane beers and move Fullsteam ahead on this.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Samichlaus Classic

March 12, 2021

Unless you’re willing to wrestle with regret from your own life choices, Samichlaus Claus‘s 14% ABV doppelbock is best left split amongst friends and sipped like a cordial.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Oro Negro

February 26, 2021

When it comes to balancing the scales of justice between “sweet” and “heat,” Jackie O’s nailed it with Oro Negro.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Blood Amulet

February 12, 2021

B. Nektar Meadery’s Blood Amulet is a hard cider and, somehow, not the name of an occult rock band.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Tefnut Blackout

February 3, 2021

Tefnut is an ongoing collaboration series between Richmond’s The Veil and Swedish nomad brewing operation Omnipollo that offers radical reinterpretations of fruited gose. This one gose to 11… almost.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Mothman

January 28, 2021

Do you like Cascadian black… beer? Then Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s Mothman black IPA is worth a contemplative forest stroll.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Hubert

January 22, 2021

Like the Devil, Melvin Brewing’s American Pale Ale appears in different forms. Hubert seems like an IPA at first, but it reveals itself to be a very hop-forward APA.

UPDATE: Metal & Beer Fest: Philly Has Been Rescheduled

January 22, 2021

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly has been officially rescheduled for September 25-26, 2021 at Fillmore Philly. Tickets for the original 2020 festival dates will automatically be valid for the new dates.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Coolship Red

January 15, 2021

Allagash Brewing Company’s Coolship Red lambic is a nectar made by mortals, fit for the gods.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Chocolate Cherry Yeti

January 4, 2021

No reason for division on Great Divide Brewing Company’s fantastic Yeti imperial stout style, but we wonder if Chocolate Cherry Yeti takes the cake on the variants.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Sweet Potato and Sage Saison

December 24, 2020

Let Ardent’s Sweet Potato and Sage Saison get you through your second, massive gluttonous holiday meal is less than a month.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Waffle Sauce – Maple Pecan Imperial Brown Ale

December 10, 2020

Brown ales are the original domestic lager alternative. Luckily, Rusty Rail give the style a welcome spin with the not-as-sweet-as-it-sounds Waffle Sauce.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Palate Jack

December 4, 2020

Solera’s Palate Jack is a hazy IPA that will win the over-hopped hearts of beer drinkers looking for a respite from bitterness.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Seven Doors

November 18, 2020

Denver’s premier metal brewery sticks to the truest of brews with the grisette style Seven Doors.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Péché Mortel

November 12, 2020

Hands down, Brasserie Dieu du Ciel’s Péché Mortel (“Mortal Sin”) is one of the best coffee stouts you will ever taste.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Tropic Punch Ale

October 30, 2020

Tropic Punch Ale is proof that there’s more to the world of mid-range ABV sours than just the salty Leipizig gose style, and it blows pretty much every other fruit beer out of the water.

No Corporate Beer Reviews: Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout

October 23, 2020

Peanut butter flavored stouts and porters are becoming ubiquitous, but Lost Coast’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout are there great tastes that that taste pretty fricken good together.