Posted in music on August 7, 2014

by Ian Chainey

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GWAR and Tampa's Cigar City Brewing have brewed up a batch of beer, called "Killsner," for the upcoming GWAR-B-Q which happens on August 16 at Hadad Lake, VA. According to Cigar City, Killsner is "a light, crushable pale ale brewed with an obnoxious amount of hops. In fact, we used 7 different hop varieties which gives the beer enough hop flavor to blow your head off into a few thousand pieces." Otherwise known as a hangover. Anyway, they actually made enough Killsner to sell online. So, if you can't make GWAR-B-Q and don't mind a brewery's name evoking notes of the mouth of Bunk Moreland, there are some suds to drown your sorrows.

In related news, GWAR's theme restaurant called GWARbar did not make it's $50,000 Indiegogo campaign goal, but they're forging ahead with the place anyway. Which is good, the world needs a GWARbar. Unlike attending their shows where the threat of being doused in fake viscera and body fluids, GWARbar promises to only be a five-napkin type of joint:

"I'm making foodie food for people who aren't foodies," Derks says.

It turns out that 46-year-old Derks (stage name: Balsac the Jaws of Death) has worked in restaurants and bars for more than three decades. Other than touring with GWAR, which describes itself as "Earth's only openly extra-terrestrial rock band," Derks said hospitality work "has been the one job I have been able to keep." - [Washington Post]

That said, be careful when requesting "extra sauce." GWARbar hope to be open in September.

Of course, with all of this GWAR news and merch still hitting the market, one wonders whether GWAR will just keep on GWAR-ing along, even without Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie. Metalinsider.net stopped wondering and took the time to ask. Turns out the answer is, well, yep. Jizmak Da Gusha:

There will be a fall US/Canadian tour from Gwar this year, and it will address the mythos of what happened to Oderus Urungus and give the fans, the Gwar fans that we love so much, a way to come pay their last respects and see the band that they love. It's an exciting time, and it's also scary because it's a daunting task, but Gwar is always up to the challenge. We gotta saw off a couple heads to get there, no problem.
While those dates have yet to be nailed down, you can catch the band at GWAR-B-Q and Chicago's Riot Fest in September. Or you could get drunk. GWAR have offered either option.

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Tags: beer, Gwar

Comments (15)

Cigar City makes f'ing great beer, so I'd expect this to be much better quality than a lot of band's beers, like Iron Maiden Trooper, which had an awesome label but was a mediocre overpriced beer.

Posted by The MIghty KC | August 7, 2014 9:26 AM

Come on Gwar dudes, you can only put off getting jobs at Target for so long.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 10:37 AM

Cigar City is awesome. Too bad that link to buy the beer online says nothing is available.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 10:42 AM

They make hipsters in Tampa, right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 11:08 AM

That link says the beer is available. It's $8.99 for a 4-pack. The buy button is small & towards the bottom of the page but it's there. And they ship to NY, but it's a little pricey.

Posted by Matt | August 7, 2014 12:29 PM

I just bought three 4-packs. Shipping was about $15 to Manhattan. (But some will be as gifts so I can justify the shipping cost!)

http://www.luekensliquors.com/beer/cigar-city-gwar-killsner-4pk-12oz

Posted by Matt | August 7, 2014 12:31 PM

Thanks. When I checked back later on it was available. But yeah, the shipping is almost twice what the beer costs!

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 2:18 PM

lol@ kidult spending habits. just smh

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 2:59 PM

"It turns out that 46-year-old Derks (stage name: Balsac the Jaws of Death) has worked in restaurants and bars for more than three decades."


*wiping tears of laughter from my eyes*


What a shocker, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:23 PM

Still waiting, by the way.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:23 PM

"Derks said hospitality work "has been the one job I have been able to keep."

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:29 PM

2:59- commenting anonymously on such spending habits is much better amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 4:03 PM

^steamed kidult

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 5:06 PM

2:23 nailed it


these bozos need to stop kidding themselves, and get their pizza delivery grind on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 5:18 PM

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