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Deftones collaborate with Belching Beaver Brewery on new IPA

Phantom Bride IPA hits stores Oct. 3 and is sold in 22-ounce bottles.
Phantom Bride IPA hits stores Oct. 3 and is sold in 22-ounce bottles. Courtesy of Belching Beaver Brewery

“Phantom Bride” isn’t just the latest single from Deftones’ current album “Gore.” It’s also a beer.

The rock band, which formed in Sacramento in the late ’80s, has partnered with San Diego’s Belching Beaver Brewery to create “Phantom Bride IPA.” The brewery describes it as “a hoppy West Coast style India Pale Ale loaded up with Mosaic, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Citra hops, all handpicked by Deftones frontman, Chino Moreno.”

Available on Oct. 3, the beer will sold on draft and in 22-ounce bottles. Stores that plan to carry it include BevMo.

“Really excited to see our Phantom Bride IPA hit the shelves,” Moreno said in a statement. “As a huge beer connoisseur it was a privilege collaborating with Belching Beaver on the flavor profiles and coming out with a beer that I would put right up with any of my favorites.”

Deftones join a long list of hard-rock bands that have collaborated with brewers. Motorhead, Kiss, AC/DC and Iron Maiden all have participated in the creation of specialty suds.

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