American Beer masters New Belgium Brewing Company have teamed up with Maryland based veteran songwriters and touring icons Clutch to brew, bottle, and distribute the brand new Clutch beer! The 9% alcohol by volume dark sour ale joins NBB's Lips of Faith Series, adding to a beer family which already includes the highly popular Fat Tire Ale, which is now sold in over 32 of the 48 continental United States. The beer is available in 22 oz. bottles and a limited amount of kegs. New Belgium and Clutch (the band) will officially unleash the ale at a very special kickoff event at the Red Palace in Washington DC (date TBA), at which members of Clutch and their label, Weathermaker Music, will be present. Admission will be limited. For more information about Clutch, the music makers and micro brewers, and their dark sour ale, please consult the following:
Prior to this cross-marketing match made in heaven, Clutch had just completed a highly successful North American headlining tour. The band's schedule for the final few months of 2011 continues with a three week European tour beginning in Frankfurt, Germany on Halloween as direct support to Danish rockers Volbeat, which will see the band play large scale venues in historic European cities like Milan, Paris, Brussels, Munich, Vienna, etc.
Following the dates with Volbeat Clutch will be embarking on a headlining Scandinavian run that will bring them all the way to Helsinki, Finland. After the Scandinavian dates Clutch will be back stateside for their traditional Northeast Holiday Headline run. It doesn't stop there though, directly following the Holiday shows, Clutch will gear up for a three week run of the UK, as direct support for classic Irish rockers Thin Lizzy!
Before these two mammoth European Rock & Roll tours, the band will take part in another iconic American musical event, as Clutch will, for the first time in their 20 year history, play Washington DC's premiere radio show, The HFStival takes place on September 17th, along with Flogging Molly, Gin Blossoms, Incubus, Dr. Dog, Lionize, etc.. at Meriwether Post Pavillion. Get more info, including ticket information at: whfs.radio.com/shows/hfstival.