This is definitely a wonderous time to be a Hellboy fan; the tortured antihero created by Mike Mignola is looking to have quite a year. In addition to a new movie coming out on April 12th, a classic reissue for planned for Free Comic Book Day (May 4th), and two hard-covered books of art from Dark Horse Comics, there’s even a life-sized Right Hand of Doom replica on the market from Chronicle Collectables. It’s all timed to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of Hellboy’s first appearance in comic.
Now, we’re getting word that Oregon’s Gigantic Brewing is getting in on the action with “666 Cases of Hellboy Beer on Tap”. It’s a bit confusing, but here’s the scoop from today’s press release:
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 Hellboy comic 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)
Hellboy fans attending Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con will have a chance to sample the suds at an off-site, yet-to-be-disclosed location, but keep your eyes and ears peeled on March 15th. The rest of us will just have to hope some of those 666 cases make it to our local liquor stores and watering holes! While we wait, enjoy the synopsis and trailer for Hellboy below.
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.
Hellboy is directed by Neil Marshall and stars Milla Jovovich, David Harbour, and Ian McShane.