Lowestoft rockers The Darkness have partnered with London based brewery Signature Brew to create a holiday themed beer, Bells End.
The band are following in the footsteps of the likes of Iron Maiden, Deftones, and Motörhead by giving their fans the chance to enhance their listening experience with a refreshing beverage.
Signature Brew (who have also produced beers with the likes of Mastodon, Enter Shikari and Frank Turner to name a few) has helped the band to create the 5.2% ABV “Extra Seasonal Bitter”, Bells End. The rather rude-sounding name comes from the band’s classic Christmas song, ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)’, which narrowly missed out on being the UK Christmas #1 single back in 2003.
Talking about the creation of the beer, guitarist Dan Hawkins had this to say.
“The tasting session for Bells End went well, it was a big night and we tried every ale that we could think of. We wanted a beer that’s punchy and drinkable at the same time. Signature Brew really know their stuff and captured exactly what we were after. Bells End has got a bit of oomph to it but it’s something you can drink in the run up to Christmas and throughout the whole season. It’s a very wintery beer, it’s perfect and we can’t wait for everyone to try it.”
Signature Brew co-founder Sam McGregor also commented.
“We were really excited to brew with The Darkness, we love their music, and the experience didn’t disappoint. The band visited the brewery several times and we collaborated closely with them to find the perfect beer style and the perfect name. 2020 has been a tough one for everyone. We’ve worked with musicians throughout the year, from our socially-distanced brewery shows to enlisting bands to help deliver our now legendary Pub In A Box. As we approach the end of the year everyone needs a laugh and a tasty beer, and Bells End will definitely satisfy both.”
If you want to give Bells End a try yourself, you can order a single can, or a 6, 12, or 24 pack from Signature Brew‘s official website.
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