NewsFebruary 8, 2017 12:02 PM ET5,881 views

Zao to release 'Burned At The Stake' beer

Official press release: Zao is pleased to announce a partnership with Louisville, KY brewery Against The Grain for a special collaborative beer called Burned At The Stake. The name is taken from a lyric in the song "The Sun Orbits Around Flat Earth Witch Trials" from Zao's December 2016 release, The Well-Intentioned Virus. The beer will be a smoked stout with various chili peppers and has a target ABV of 6-7%. The base malt will be Baird Marris Otter and will also include specialty grains such as Pale Chocolate, Midnight Wheat and Roasted Barley. The band will travel to Kentucky in April to assist in the brewing of the beer which will see a packaging date of early May. Distribution will be draft-only and distributed in select cities nationwide. According to vocalist Dan Weyandt "It all started as a brief conversation with brewer Pete Fingerson and I on the Zao Facebook page. We soon began to talk more often, primarily about beer and music, and eventually we figured since we were both fans of each other's work that a collaboration only made sense."

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