Screamin’ Danger IPA: Made in Collaboration with Coheed and Cambria
It started with a tweet. It ended with a kick-ass beer.
If you were unaware, yours truly and both our brewers, Steve Ilnicki and James Evans, are HUGE Coheed and Cambria fans. Many days, the brewhouse is bumpin’ to the tracks of Coheed while brand new beers go from recipe to reality. It makes for a pretty productive work environment, I have to admit. In fact, Spoonwood’s Double IPA, Good Eye Sniper, earned its name from a lyric in the song A Favor House Atlantic from Coheed’s album In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3.
Coheed and Cambria is currently on tour and will be performing at Stage AE in Pittsburgh’s North Shore on March 1st. With their trip to Pittsburgh, I thought it would be cool to invite the band down to Spoonwood for a surprise visit to meet Steve and James. So, I sent a tweet to the band’s Twitter account to see if there was any chance I could pull this off. Within the next few hours, what I visualized as a simple visit to the brewery became a collaborative effort to brew another Coheed-inspired beer!
The beer’s name, Screamin’ Danger, is derived from a lyric in Island, the lead track on Coheed’s newest album The Color Before The Sun and was chosen by the band. The label artwork (seen below) was provided by Coheed as well and compiled to create an aesthetically awesome finished design by Jason Collins. Jason is also behind the label you’ll see in our bottle release of 2 Minutes to Midnight, our collaboration beer with Caliente Pizza & Draft House, in the upcoming weeks.
Screamin’ Danger is now pouring in the Spoonwood taproom and will be distributed on a limited basis to our draft accounts across Pittsburgh in the upcoming weeks. It is currently one of eight Spoonwood offerings being featured in our February Tap Takeover with Pig Iron Public House in Cranberry.
In addition, a special Screamin’ Danger bottle release will be headed your way in March. And, for those attending Coheed’s show on March 1st, we are aiming to have Screamin’ Danger on tap for your consumption while enjoying Coheed’s performance. Stay tuned for details on that.
On behalf of all of us at Spoonwood, we’d like to thank Coheed and Cambria and their management team for getting together with us to make this beer come to life. It goes without saying that we are all anxiously awaiting showtime in March. But at least we’ve got a hoppy beer to keep us company as we count down the days to concert time!
Check out the official video of Coheed and Cambria’s Island: