Call of Duty Craft Beer (Video)

So the latest trend in craft brewing seems to be naming beers after video games and I’m totally OK with that. In fact it makes me want to try some of these recent craft beers even more. Not that I really need an excuse to drink alcohol. So the latest gaming beer comes from an Australian beer company by the name of Black Hops Brewing. Recently they have teamed up with Activision to bring us a Call of Duty themed beer in honor of the up coming Black Ops III Release.

Black Hops Midnight Pale Ale is a dark pale ale that doesn’t taste like a dark beer, just made to look like one. They have even bottled it in black bottles to give it more of that dark beer feel. However, consumers will be surprised by it’s lighter taste that has been described as “light and refreshing with tantalizing hop aromas of pine and citrus fruit.” I’m not really a fan of dark hoppy beers but this I am actually eager to try. I do in fact like the more citrus and wheat beers like a hefeweizen.

COD-BLACKHOPS-HIRES-9_optimized1Black Hops Midnight Pale Ale will hit shelves November 2nd 2015. Unfortunately the beer is only going to be released in Australia which I think is a total mistake. There is a huge market for things like this here in the states especially with all the craft breweries popping up all over the US. I’m gonna see what I can do to get my hands on a case and when/if I’m able to get it shipped here I will have a review for you guys so stay tuned.

Check out the video below to see some of the creative process behind Black Hops Midnight Pale Ale and let me know what you think Nerd Nation. Do you wish this beer was being released here and would you be interested in trying more video game themed beers? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below, on the Facebook page, or hit me up on the Twitter @Nerdgasmneeds.

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