Lost Forty Brewing has partnered with critically acclaimed Arkansas-based doom metal band Pallbearer to celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary. The collaboration features two shows in Arkansas and a collaboration beer that the band helped brew. The beer, called The Legend pilsner, will be debuting this Saturday during a special show at The Rev Room.
“At first it started as a conversation with co-workers as to how rad it would be to bring these guys in and make a beer with them to quickly becoming a reality,” Lost Forty’s Zac Thompson said. “The band was into the idea so we ran with it.”
The band and the Lost Forty brew team settled on a Czech pilsner for the style. It’s named after the city of Pilsen in what was then Czechoslovakia. The style has been in existence since 1842, which is what drew Lost Forty and Pallbearer in.
“The style being seemingly immortal makes it perfect to be dubbed after a track off of the first Pallbearer album Sorrow And Extinction, titled The Legend,” said Thompson. “The Legend beer is Arkansas-made. Pallbearer vocalist Brett Campbell did the artwork for the can. Devin Holt named the beer and came up the style. Amber Brewer (Lost Forty) worked on the graphic design of the can and all the support and I came up with the recipe but so many people here as well had a hand in this. It was a total team effort. Grant, Dylan, Daniel … so many moving parts and great minds that have collaborated in this experience. ”
Pallbearer’s two Arkansas concerts – this Saturday at The Rev Room and next weekend in Fayetteville – will feature a full-length performance of Sorrow and Extinction, the band’s 2012 blockbuster debut album. Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound and others rated it among the best albums that year. In addition to the special performance, The Legend pilsner will be available in cans at both shows as well as limited-edition designs for merchandise created in collaboration between band member artists and Lost Forty’s artists. The beer and merchandise will also be featured at Lost Forty’s Freshcut Monday next week at 4 p.m.
Pallbearer formed in 2008 and were awarded the 2017 Metal Hammer Golden God award for Best Underground Band. Thrillist also named Pallbearer the best band from Arkansas in their Best Bands From Every State rankings. The New York Times Magazine cultural critic David Rees described Pallbearer as “one of the most resonant emotional campaigns in American rock music.”
“Pallbearer has affected my life in a positive way ever since I heard the first chord on the first album. It has been wildly interesting to work with one of the most influential bands to have surfaced in the past decade.” Zac says. “The craft of beer meets the craft of music.”
Tickets for Saturday’s concert are $15 and are on sale now.
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