BlizzCon unveils exclusive StarCraft beer

StarCraft players and fans can now get their drink on thanks to a new beer to be unveiled at BlizzCon 2018. The can design looks pretty cool and will be a nice touch for people attending the convention from November 2-3 in Anaheim or those who are local to the area.

This is part of StarCraft‘s 20th anniversary and what better way to celebrate? The drinks being served are as follows: Haze of Adun (Hazy Pale Ale), Nydus Nectar (Tart Ale), and Stimpack Stout. While supplies last, you can get a taste at special sample stations surrounding the Anaheim Convention Center, and at the Anaheim Mariott’s hotel bar. During BlizzCon, Blizzard is also offering Power Overwhelming, the special 20th-anniversary beer in a collectible can that you can take home.

Beer Descriptions via Blizzard

Power Overwhelming Anniversary IPA (5.9% ABV)

StarCraft’s 20th anniversary commemorative beer, Power Overwhelming, is a soft, tropical, deliciously easy-to-drink IPA in a limited-edition collectible can. While it won’t help you fuse into a supernal consciousness bent on eradicating the enemies of Aiur, you and a like-minded friend can line up your cans to show off both sides of a wraparound label that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

Haze of Adun Pale Ale (5% ABV)

Haze of Adun’s pure and shining golden hue was inspired by the armor elite templar wear into battle. Its downy mouthfeel and juicy citrus bitterness might fill you with the very same psychic relaxation that washes over protoss warriors after victory against the zerg, or that might be a complete stretch. The beer’s still delicious.

Nydus Nectar Tart Ale (5% ABV)

Nydus Nectar is a tart berliner weisse brewed with heaps of fresh blueberries and raspberries to produce a distinctive, brilliant purple hue. Its aroma brings to mind the humid primordial funk of Zerus, and it tastes much, much better than disgorging dozens of zerglings from your tunnel-sized maw.

Stimpack Stout (8% ABV)

A unique, subtly smoky coffee beer, Stimpack Stout has considerably more pleasant aftereffects than the more traditional Dominion psych-up. It’s lightly sweet and syrupy,

For beer drinkers and gamers, this sounds like a winning combination and what better way to market both the game and the beer than at BlizzCon?

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Third time Blizzard teams up with Bottle Logic

According to Blizzard, this marks the third year they have partnered with Bottle Logic for a promotion. They’ve created a World of Warcraft anniversary brew as well as one for Diablo. It’s safe to say they know what they are doing and people are drinking it up (literally). StarCraft‘s Production Director Tim Morten says it’s “gratifying” to watch the brewing process and members of the team were even invited to witness the process and give feedback throughout development.

Hopefully, there is enough to go around though I suspect we may see some of these creep up for sale online for crazy resale prices. Happy 20th anniversary, StarCraft. Cheers!

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