Musicians sponsoring alcoholic beverages – be it beer, liquor or wine – is nothing new. But here’s a celebrity brew that stands up especially well to the competition. “Phantom Bride” is an exceptional India pale ale that marks a collaboration between San Diego’s Belching Beaver Brewery and Chino Moreno, frontman for Deftones. Named after a recent Deftones tune, “Phantom Bride,” with its pronounced hops profile, definitely falls into the West-Coast-style IPA category. But it’s an especially balanced one rather than an in-your-face hops bomb. It also has a moderate alcohol level of 7.1 percent.
$6.99 for a 22-ounce bottle; available at select BevMo locations and Corti Brothers; belchinbeaver.com