It’s very fitting that on its forthcoming collaboration beer series, Gigantic Brewing will release 666 cases of each of these beers. Yes, to mark the 25th anniversary of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction from Dark Horse Comics, Gigantic Brewing will release six new Hellboy themed beers in the coming months.
Cartoonist, Mike Mignola created Hellboy twenty-five years and this character has gone on to find great success. His partnership with Gigantic Brewing will bring six Hellboy themed beers beginning in March 2019.
The first beer, Hellboy, features a maple syrup and pancake profile will be released in March, ahead of Hellboy Day that takes place on March 23, 2019. This day will see comic book stores and fans across the country celebrate twenty-five years of Hellboy comics and graphic novels. Each new beer will be a limited edition run of 666 cases and will be released approximately every seven weeks.
The six limited-edition beers will be released in the following order and feature different flavor profiles.
Hellboy – Maple Syrup Pancake Beer (6.66% abv) Liz Sherman – Mole Chili Stout (6.66% abv) Johann Kraus – Citrus Wit Beer (6.66% abv) Abe Sapien – Indigo Blue Fruit Ale (6.66% abv Blood Queen – Cranberry Yuzu Sour (6.66% abv) Trevor Bruttenholm – British Barleywine (9.99% abv)
Fans attending Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con will get a chance to be the first to taste Hellboy beer at its official release at an offsite event on March 15th at an as-yet-undisclosed event. Hellboy beer will subsequently be available in select locations across the US. Gigantic Brewing will also be selling prints and t-shirts featuring new Mike Mignola’s illustrations for each of the six Hellboy beers.
Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, two animated features, two live action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise. Neil Marshall’s forthcoming Hellboy film starring David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Ian McShane, Penelope Mitchell, and Milla Jovovich will be released by Lionsgate on April 12, 2019.
For more information about Hellboy Beer, follow Gigantic Brewery on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit https://www.giganticbrewing.com/pages/hellboy.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.