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EXCLUSIVE: Hellboy Goes Gigantic with Limited-Edition Craft Beers

In addition to petting kittens, smoking cigars and punching supernatural Nazis, Hellboy has been known to enjoy the occasional brew, so it's only fitting that Dark Horse Comics and creator Mike Mignola would team with a local brewery for a series of Mignolaverse-themed beers.

Produced by Oregon's Gigantic Brewing Company, a line of six different beers will be released throughout the year as part of Hellboy's 25th anniversary celebration. Each beer will be limited to 666 cases, released roughly every seven weeks, and feature a different character and corresponding style. The first is, appropriately enough, Big Red's brew, which has a maple syrup and pancake profile and features a 6.66% ABV. Emerald City Comic Con attendees will have a chance to sample it at a special off-site event, a week ahead of the beer's official release on Hellboy Day, March 23.

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The other five releases are:

  • 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)

This isn't the first time the demonic hero has been celebrated in adult beverage form, of course; in 2017, XXX Distillery released Hell Water, a limited edition 66.6% proof whiskey. The cinnamon-flavored alcohol was named after and featured Hellboy on its bottle art.

Below, you can check out two more of the six labels, featuring art by Mignola and Dave Stewart, along with the official press release. More information will also be made available at Gigantic Brewing Company's official website.

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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)

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.

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