Late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton will be honored with a new craft beer called ‘Cliff ‘Em All IPA’.
The musician died in a tour bus accident in Sweden in 1986. He was 24 years old.
As Sound Consequence reports, the new Burton-inspired ale is a collaboration between Burton-owned KnuckleBonz and Calicraft Brewing Co. The drink is a classic NorCal style ale at 6.4% ABV.
Described as “hoppy, bold, and smashing! Taking the best of classic West Coast beers, and brewed with simcoe and citra hops, this IPA pairs well with all kinds of awesome music,” according to the website official Craftshack).
In a statement, the Burton family said that a portion of all money from the Cliff Burton Music Scholarship Foundation will be given to Rising Young Musicians.
“Carrying on the mission of Cliff’s late father, Ray Burton, the Cliff Burton Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of musical talent,” it reads.
“We chose young people from around the world who shared the same passion for music and dedication to their craft as the late bassist Cliff Burton. Congratulations to Cliff and Ray Burton, who loved a good beer.”
The first 500 customers to reserve the “Cliff ‘Em All IPA” will receive a limited edition poster. See the preview image above.
KnuckleBonz CEO Tony Simerman said, “We’re honored to be working with the estate to bring world-class music outfitters products that help support these talented, hard-working young musicians.
“Not only is this foundation and what it stands for close to our hearts here at KnuckleBonz, but it’s very important to us to honor Cliff in any way, no matter what. musical talent, the most respect they deserve more in our company.
“We are honored to work with the family on anything that honors Cliff Burton.”
In April, the opening of a new museum dedicated to Burton was announced in Ljungby, Sweden, near the site of his fatal bus crash in 1986.
Metallica were in Sweden at the time of the accident, as part of the European leg of their “Damage, Inc.” tour. Burton played bass on the band’s first three albums: ‘Kill ‘Em All’ (1983), ‘Ride The Lightning’ (1984) and ‘Master of Puppets’ (1986).
Currently, the group is enjoying a major revival of the theme song from this latest album after it appeared in the final episode of Stranger Things 4 .