Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Metal + Beer in Philadelphia, April 22-23
Holy shit. It's actually happening. And I'll be there to witness it firsthand.
The Decibel Metal and Beer Fest is a big deal for me. After writing my Brewtal Truth craft beer column in Decibel magazine every month for eight years, this is like seeing that column made real. Many of the musicians and brewers I've interviewed over the years will be pouring beer and playing at the festival.
I can't take credit for assembling the brewery or band lineups—Decibel booked the bands and consulted with me on the breweries—but I have to think that this thing never would have happened if I hadn't planted the seed with my column years ago and continued to nurture it issue after issue.
So even though I live on the opposite coast, the weekend of April 22-23, I'll be at Fillmore Philadelphia soaking up every minute of the inaugural Decibel Metal and Beer Fest. Amongst all the breweries, some pouring beers specially brewed for the fest, Decibel will have copies of my book, the Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers (perfect pairing for a weekend of extreme music), for sale.
Hell, Dave Mustaine is even gonna be there on Saturday, April 22, showing off his new Unibroue A Tout Le Monde Dry-Hopped Saison with Unibroue brewmaster Jerry Vietz.
This festival is the first of its kind and I'm excited to be part of it. If you live anywhere near Philadelphia, you should go. Tickets are available here. Let's have a beer (or several) together.