There are a variety of milestones in a character's career. Getting your golden visage on a lunchbox, an action figure, or a poster is always something that denotes your popularity, but not near as many can say they have their own beer.
Valiant's premier superhero X-O Manowar can now add that to his impressive resume, thanks to the Pipeworks Brewing Co. The beer maker has teamed with Valiant Entertainment on a new brew called X-O Manowar Galactic Golden Ale, and fans will be able to get their first taste of the new brew at C2E2. The drink is inspired by Aric's journey of conquest on an alien world and will feature art from Lewis LaRosa on the bottle.
“All of us at Pipeworks Brewing Co. are very excited to offer up a juicy, dry-hopped golden ale brewed in collaboration with Valiant Entertainment,” said Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s Kate Brankin. “The beer was made with Galaxy hops and a yeast that lends incredible tropical notes. We couldn't be happier with how it turned out. This craft beer pairs excellently with a well-crafted story arc and beautiful artwork. And we’re proud that a portion of all proceeds from this collaboration will benefit Hope for the Day, an organization that focuses on suicide prevention and mental health education through self-expression platforms.”
Fans can taste the brew on Friday, April 21st at the X-O Manowar Galactic Golden Ale Release Party, which takes place from 7 to 11 pm CT at the Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607). The first 75 fans who show up will receive a limited X-O Manowar (2017) #1 cover flat, which was pulled directly from the printing press and features signatures from Valiant staff and creators. There will be a 5$ door charge, but some of that and any money from the pints poured at the event will go to Hope for the Day, an organization that works in suicide prevention outreach and mental health projects. You can RSVP here.
“Our team at Hope for the Day is beyond stoked to be working with Valiant Entertainment and the local beer legends Pipeworks Brewing on this release that celebrates the festive C2E2,” said Hope for the Day Founder & CEO Jonny Boucher. “It's amazing to work with such great individuals on a project that is both creatively awesome and proactively breaking the silence around suicide and mental health.”
You can check out Galactic Golden Ale and a preview of X-O Manowar #1 in the gallery, and the officialy description is listed below. Valiant's X-O Manowar #1 is in stores now. You can also check out Pipework's locations for Galactic Golden Ale here.
Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.
But that was a lifetime ago.
Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.
But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!
This spring, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello forge a new comic book legend for the 21st century as Earth’s most relentless warrior brings conquest to the stars, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – on sale now!