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UPDATE!: “Metal & Beer” tix for April 22 Decibel Metal & Beer Fest date are SOLD OUT!

March 29, 2017

“Metal & Beer” tickets for the Saturday date of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest are SOLD OUT. Only 12 are left for the Sunday date, so don’t screw that up!

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Tired Hands

March 23, 2017

Get to know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We speak with local area faves Tired Hands, collaborators with Tombs and Muni Waste, among others. 

What’s on Tap Spotlights Decibel Metal & Beer Fest 

March 20, 2017

Decibel‘s marketing manager Alex Yarde talks about (cough) what’s on tap at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest on April 22-23.

Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Holy Mountain 

March 16, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. Today, we interview Seattle-based Holy Mountain, whose name just might be familiar to Sleep fans.

Municipal Waste Grace the Cover of the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Issue: Available Now!

March 10, 2017

Beer Pressure? Municipal Waste apply it in the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Issue. The issue is shipping to subscribers now, but civilizations can score the ultimate guide to the ultimate metal and beer weekend here. 

Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Burnt Hickory

March 8, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. Today, we interview Georgia-based Burnt Hickory and discuss their collaboration with DBMF attendees Withered and Richard Christy!

Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Unibroue

March 1, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview craft beer legends Unibroue and discuss their collaboration with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, A Tout Le Monde.

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Mikkeller

February 23, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview Denmark’s Mikkeller’s Danny Lilker. Yes, THAT Danny Lilker.

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: 18th Street

February 15, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview Indy’s indiest, 18th Street Brewing Company.

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: TRVE

February 9, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview Denver’s deadliest, TRVE Brewing Company

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Champion Brewing Co

February 7, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview Charlottesville’s own Champion Brewing.

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Three Floyds Brewing

January 30, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview the metal & beer progenitors Three Floyds Brewing

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Hydra Brewing Company

January 26, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview the Sioux Falls-based Hydra Brewing Company. 

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Brewery Profile: Hammerheart Brewing Company

January 24, 2017

Get to you know your Decibel Metal & Beer Fest breweries. We interview the Austin Lunn-led Hammerheart Brewing Company

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to Attend Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

January 13, 2017

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest is proud to announce a special appearance from Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine

BREWTAL TRUTH: TRVE Brewing on The Beer Diaries

November 10, 2014

Ever since TRVE Brewing opened in Denver in 2012, we’ve been fans. It’s hard not to like a drinking establishment dedicated to both craft beer and metal worship and TRVE has been all about both since day one. We’ve featured TRVE and owner Nick Nunns in our “Brewtal Truth” column in the past and we…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

May 2, 2014

A recent inquiry from occasional Decibel contributor and Slayer biographer D.X. Ferris gave us the idea for this week’s online Brewtal Truth column. Comrade Ferris wanted to know, “Why does bottled Guinness (plain bottles) seem more carbonated to me than canned?” The answer: nitro. The bottled version of Guinness is typically carbonated in the same…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

April 18, 2014

One of the least brewtal beers we included in our Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers had to have been Shmaltz’s He’Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16. Well, the beer itself was pretty insane—16 hop varieties, 16 types of malt and brewed to 16% ABV—but the pastel-colored label, complete with little dancing unicorns, didn’t accurately represent the…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This Now!

April 11, 2014

Why does Canada’s Frenchiest province, Quebec, love Belgian-style beers so much? Is it the shared language? Is it something in the Quebec palate? Or is it just disdain for anything English in origin? We have no idea, but if we want a killer Belgian brew without going to Belgium, there are plenty of options from…

BREWTAL TRUTH: The Next Generation

March 28, 2014

We’ll get the self-congratulatory crap out of the way right up front. We’ve been writing about craft beer in America’s only monthly extreme music magazine since 2009. No one else was writing about beer and metal at the time. So, we’ll go ahead and plant the we-were-there-first flag in that one. But, if you’ve been…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Drink This (or Something Like it) Now!

March 21, 2014

Apologies first off, if you go looking for this specific beer and can’t find it. Consider it an example of the kinds of beers that are subject of this week’s online Brewtal Truth. The topic at hand is “gypsy brewing,” or if you find that term offensive, “itinerant brewing.” Basically, if you’re a brewer, but…