chris-littlechild - June 8, 2016
With the bigger names in video games, it’s about so much more than the game/series itself. Look at something like Pokémon; now a fully-fledged multimedia empire with enough licensed shit to sink a whole damn continent into the ocean. Action figures, cutesy-ass little lunch pails, airplanes (and we’re not talking toy ones), condoms… every imaginable kind of craptastic merch has had Pikachu’s face plastered on it.
The problem with a lot of this stuff is, there’s no practical use for it. If you want to get into the Guinness Book of Records for the US’s biggest collection of Mario memorabilia, that’s fine. Frankly, though, most of us freaking don’t want that.
So, gaming merch, get with the program. Bring us something that the average non-nerdly Ego-dude would want. Something like freaking badass Mortal Kombat X-branded beer, for instance.
Feast your ogling eyes on these bad boys. Three different beers, inspired by three of the most iconic kombatants: Sub-Zero, Scorpion and Raiden. They’re coming soon, Polygon reports, in 22-ounce bottles courtesy of Poulsbo, Washington’s Sound Brewery.
Here's the press release:
Sub-Zero Imperial IPA: Refreshingly cooling on a warm day, an Imperial India Pale Ale that's not all about the hops or the malt but is a whole lot of both fighting it out for your palate's supremacy. Drink icy for more of the hops or warmer for more malt.
Raiden Imperial Saison: This amped up Imperial Saison has a blast of hops and CO2 that will hit your tongue with a bang. The aroma jumps out of the glass with its earthly and herbal notes not far behind.
Scorpion Imperial Stout: A unique blend for great Imperial Stout brings both fire and ice into your glass. The fiery southwest chilies and cooling Madagascar Vanilla Bean pair nicely with the exotic notes produced by our own yeast strain.
What do you think, booze connoisseurs? Will you be finishing these off by the dozen when they hit later this year?
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