Dark Horse Comics is celebrating Hellboy's 21st birthday with a beer -- specifically, the Right Hand of Doom Red Ale, a limited edition release from Oregon-based Rogue Ales.
Though available nationally at Rogue.com, the Right Hand of Doom debuts in Portland at the Things From Another World Comics store, where Hellboy creator Mike Mignola will be signing books alongside Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Eric Powell (The Goon) and Brian Wood (Rebels) on Friday, Feb. 20.
"When Dark Horse Comics published the first Hellboy story 21 years ago, I never thought there’d be a Hellboy beer," Mignola said in a press release. "But I really can’t imagine a better time for Rogue to introduce the Right Hand of Doom beer. If Hellboy was real, I guess he’d finally be able to buy me a beer."
"Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels, two animated features, two live action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise," Mike Richardson, President of Dark Horse, added in a statement. "Rogue Ales approached us with the idea of creating a heavy-handed, supernatural red ale and we loved the idea of two independent, Portland based companies coming together to create something new that would be both fun for fans and worthy of the Mike Mignola’s creative legacy."
"This beer is dedicated to the B.P.R.D," Brett Joyce, President of Rogue Ales, said in the announcement. "Right Hand of Doom is brewed with all the same passion and intensity that Mike Mignola and Dark Horse have brought to Hellboy for the past 21 years."
Pre-orders are being accepted now for the Right Hand of Doom. The beer has an ABV of 6.8%, and clocks in at 82 IBU.