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Nuclear Blast Joins Forces With So Cal Brewery and Phantom Carriage To Announce Blast Beast


NUCLEAR BLAST USA has joined forces with So Cal brewery and blendery PHANTOM CARRIAGE to celebrate a love for heavy metal and craft brew, with the creation of a unique beer called ‘BLAST BEAST’ Black India Pale Lager. The collaboration beer will be available in limited 16oz cans this March exclusively at and the Phantom Carriage taproom in Carson, CA.

“We are beyond excited to announce this collaboration as we have been fans of the music that NUCLEAR BLAST puts out for many, many years… and when this opportunity came up we were stoked to partner with them and develop a unique beer that is inspired by Germany’s Black Forest but is also approachable with West Coast influences.

“The ‘BLAST BEAST’ will be an IPL built almost entirely off of Germany’s finest pilsner malt, and a small addition of some wheat. Although simple, this beast hits hard with heavy doses of El Dorado, Citra, and Amarillo throughout many of its stages. Fermented with a German lager yeast strain to round out this beer.”

“We are thrilled to announce NUCLEAR BLAST’s first beer meticulously crafted by our friends at PHANTOM CARRIAGE! A mutual love for horror, metal and beer brought our teams together and it has been a rewarding experience to unite our passions and create what is the BLAST BEAST Black IPL.”


The canned version of the “BLAST BEAST’ will make its debut at the PHANTOM CARRIAGE three-year anniversary party on Saturday, March 17, 2018 (21+ only). Stay tuned for details at

In addition the ‘BLAST BEAST’ will make its way to the East Coast at the 2018 Decibel Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia, PA the weekend of Mar 31-Apr 1. Tickets can be purchased at 

The beer is named after Nuclear Blast mascot, the Blast Beast, who is featured on the beer can label in a new illustration by artist Blake Armstrong. The label was designed by Rob Kimura




Phantom Carriage, founded in 2014 and located in the city of Carson, CA (Los Angeles), is a small-batch craft brewery & eatery specializing in New and Old World beers with a focus on Belgian-inspired, wild, mix-fermentation beers along with a food menu featuring housemade, rustic dishes.  Phantom Carriage was founded by horrorhound Martin Svab and his business partners Jack Wignot and Simon Ford.  Phantom Carriage pays homage to classic horror cinema and is named after an obscure 1920s Swedish horror film. The taproom/eatery atmosphere and decor is influenced by ominous castles and brooding cellars and features a small, on-site movie theatre showcasing creepy cinematic treats and a music playlist that will make any metalhead throw up the horns.

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