Pantera Are Finally Getting Their Own Beer

Pantera, 1993; photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images

Few bands inspire the insane amounts of beer-drinking that Pantera do. Something about the band’s groovy, southern-style riffs make you want to kick back on your porch with a thirty rack and become increasingly unable to operate a forklift. Now, Pantera have decided to cut out the middleman, and have announced a new beer collaboration with a local Texas craft brewery.

Pantera have teamed up with the Texas Ale Project to create Pantera Golden Ale, which boasts a 5.4% ABV for maximum crushability. The beer will hit shelves in March of 2021, shortly before hitting your stomachs.

“We love creating fine ales and enjoy all kinds of music,” saysTexas Ale Project founder and brewmaster Brent Thompson. “We’re very excited to unite these two passions together under our roof, this time in partnership with the almighty Pantera. I couldn’t be more pumped about this project.”

Keep your eyes peeled for Pantera Golden Ale in the coming year, and GETCHA PULL!

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of talking to Pantera’s own Rex Brown about the new 20th anniversary edition of the band’s final album, Reinventing The Steel. Rex chatted with us from the middle of a freezing storm at his home in New Mexico, and discussed the personal places Pantera were in during the recording process and what it was like working alongside Dimebag Darrell without knowing this would be their final collaboration.

Watch the conversation below:

The Reinventing The Steel 20th Anniversary vinyl edition is a double-LP set on silver vinyl that features the new Terry Date mix on one album, plus eight rare bonus tracks making their vinyl debut on the other. The set will be released on 180-gram audiophile vinyl collection and comes in an embossed, foil jacket — but only 5,000 of them will be released, so make sure to preorder yours now from Rhino!

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Words by Chris Krovatin