A Cliff Burton Beer Now Exist
A beer has been made in honor of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, dubbed as “Cliff ‘Em All,” the IPA beer came about through a partnership between Knucklebonz, Calicraft Brewing Co. and online retailer CraftShack signed off on by the musician’s estate.
The “Cliff ‘Em All” beer is an IPA with 6.4 percent ABV described as “brewed to celebrate the music, life and legacy of the master musician Cliff Burton.” The West Coast beer is brewed in a NorCal style, made with simcoe and citrus hops and deemed “hoppy, bold and crushable!” It also marks as the seventh beer in the Knucklebonz Beverage Series.
A portion of all proceeds from the beer release will go to the Cliff Burton Music Scholarship Foundation for Rising Youth Musicians. The Burton family said in a statement:
“Continuing the mission of Cliff’s father, the late Ray Burton, the Cliff Burton Foundation is centered on fostering the next generation of musical talent. We hand pick young individuals from around the world with the same enthusiasm for music and dedication to their craft as the late bassist Cliff Burton had. Cheers to Cliff and Ray Burton who loved a good beer!”
The late icon joined Metallica in 1982 replacing Ron McGovney. He played on the band’s first three albums: Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets. Sadly, Burton’s life was cut short during a 1986 bus crash while the band was on tour in Sweden.
Tony Simerman, CEO/Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc., said:
“We are honored to be working with the estate to bring premium products to music superfans that help contribute to help these talented and hard-working youth musicians.
“Not only is this foundation and what it stands for near and dear to our hearts here at KnuckleBonz, but honoring Cliff in any way, whatsoever, is very important to us. The integrity, passion and drive he always had along with his obvious musical talent has gained him the highest place of respect in our company. We are truly honored to be working with the family on anything that can pay tribute to Cliff Burton.”
“Cliff ‘Em All” beer is available in 40 states through Craftshack and can be shipped nationwide with some exclusions based on state laws. The first 500 customers to purchase the beer will also receive a free limited edition poster with their order.