Gigantic Brewing’s dynamic duo, Van Havig and Ben Love are commemorating the 25th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction and are teaming up with Dark Horse Comics to create 666 cases of Hellboy beer, based on award-winning cartoonist Mike Mignola’s legendary character, Hellboy.
One the comic book world’s more unusual figures, Hellboy is an irreverent half-demon who was summoned from by Nazi occultists.
On earth Hellboy grew up to be a giant, red-skinned cigar-smoking adult complete with a tail, horns, cloven hooves, and an oversized right hand made of stone.
Gruff and irreverent and darkly humorous, (think Deadpool without the F-bombs), Hellboy has been described as smelling of dry-roasted peanuts. And now Hellboy is managed (as well as he can be) by a secret government agency we’re fights his demonic impulses to do good.
Hellboy’s a comic book rock star… He’s appeared in graphic novels and comic books, novels and short story collections. Hellboy has starred in two animated features and two live action films. And Director Neil Marshall’s is just wrapping a third Hellboy film starring Ian McShane and Milla Jovovich set to release in April.
About Gigantic Brewing
In a city known for its beer, Gigantic Brewing has garnered a huge reputation for what they do.
Founded in 2013 by Van Havig and Ben Love, they only brew one core beer, an India Pale Ale they call “the best damn IPA in Portland, Oregon.” Everything else that they brew is “whatever they want,” and they do that well too.
About the Hellboy Beer Series
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, Gigantic Brewing has announced the Hellboy Beer Series.
.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 limited edition beers will be released in the following order and feature different flavor profiles inspired by different Hellboy characters:
- 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)
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.
Hellboy Beer, all featuring Mike Mignola’s classic illustrations will be available in select locations across the US.
All Image credits: Gigantic Brewing / Dark Horse Comics / Mike Mignola