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Gigantic Brewing Co. Releases Hellboy Beer Series

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by elNopalero, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,987) Oct 14, 2009 Texas

    Hi folks,

    Gigantic Brewing Co is releasing a series of beers to celebrate 25 years of Hellboy.


    As a fan of the comic, the previous two films, and good beer I couldn't be happier.




    To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, Oregon's Gigantic Brewing and Dark Horse Comics are teaming up
    to create 666 cases of Hellboy beer, based on award-winning cartoonist Mike Mignola’s legendary character. All told, Gigantic Brewing will release six different Hellboy beers, with flavors inspired by fan-favorite characters from the Hellboycomic books. Each new beer will be a limited edition run of 666 cases and will be released approximately every seven weeks. The first beer, Hellboy, features a maple syrup and pancake profile. Gigantic Brewing’s first Hellboy beer will be released in March, ahead of Hellboy Day on March 23, 2019, when comic book stores and fans across the country will celebrate twenty-five years of Hellboy comics and graphic novels.


    The 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.


    About Mike Mignola:
    Mike Mignola’s fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age; reading Dracula at age twelve introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore, from which he has never recovered. Starting in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he evolved into a not-so-bad artist. By the late 1980s, he’d begun to develop his unique graphic style, with mainstream projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. In 1994, he published the first of many Hellboyseries through Dark Horse, leading to many spinoffs, prose books, animated films, and two live-action films. Along the way he worked on Francis Ford Coppola’s film Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and with director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). A new Hellboy film by Neil Marshall is currently in the works. Mike’s books have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. He lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.
  2. bl00

    bl00 Disciple (381) May 13, 2013 Pennsylvania

    As a Hellboy fan, I love this idea. As a beer fan, I find it a bit schticky, especially the 6.66% which might not lend itself well to stouts and BWs. Regardless, I would be glad to try the beers and probably save the labels.
  3. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Meyvn (1,322) Oct 4, 2017 Germany

    I know there was a Hellboy mini-series involving pancakes, but is a "Maple Syrup Pancake Beer" really the best representation of the character here? Should have been a Smoked Imperial Red Ale.
  4. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Devotee (464) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    Rasputin - Russian Imperial Stout
    Karl Kroenen - anything German...
  5. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,987) Oct 14, 2009 Texas

  6. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,276) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    I was confused for a minute because I'd already seen this in a local store. Turns out my memory was a little faulty because what I saw was this:


    Hellboy is gonna be like a boozehound's Spaceballs. Hellboy the cinnamon whiskey! Hellboy the pancake beer! Hellboy the flamethrower!
    bl00 likes this.
  7. zid

    zid Savant (979) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    This Gigantic brew isn’t even the first Hellboy beer.

    Tripel_Threat likes this.
  8. Hinda65

    Hinda65 Initiate (149) May 7, 2017 Utah

    Ah ... but notice the barley wine is 9.99. Quite clever indeed since some people consider that the true mark of the beast
  9. bl00

    bl00 Disciple (381) May 13, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I misread, thanks for the correction! That is a nice touch.