As our growing list shows, game-themed beer is becoming a bit of a Thing these days. There was the creatively-titled Fallout Beer, then Call of Duty: Black Hops III (a midnight pale ale), and now, a trio of beverages inspired by Mortal Kombat X.
Promising bold flavours designed “to match the intensity and excitement of Mortal Kombat X”, the beers are the result of a collaboration between Warner Bros and Washington’s Sound Brewery.
First up, there’s a Sub-Zero Imperial IPA (“the perfect mixture of hops and malt”). Raiden gets an Imperial Saison – a Belgian-style ale that brings “an electrifying blast of hops and CO2”. Personally, I’m most intrigued by Scorpion’s choice: An Imperial Stout, with chilli and vanilla bean!
Here’s the official tasting notes:
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.
Keep an eye out for these, the beers themselves are a predictably limited-release, available for a brief time in 22oz single-serve bottles (you’ll be able to buy 12 to a case). Not sure if they’ll make their way out of the US – but this is one thing that won’t be banned in Australia.