On Sunday April 21st Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK will land at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge for the maiden date on their North American headline tour in support of its sophomore release Meir. To celebrate the occasion, the band, venue and Roadrunner Records have teamed up with Chicago’s LOCAL OPTION BIERWERKER to have “Dampf Loc” and “Voku Hila” available on draft at the show. KVELERTAK – who recently made its opinions on America’s worst beers known on Metal Injection – have welcomed the opportunity to arm its Chicago followers with two devastating beers from one of Chicago’s most respected brewers.
KVELERTAK’s sophomore effort Meir was released on March 26th via Roadrunner Records. The follow up to the bands 2011 self-titled debut was once again produced by CONVERGE’s Kurt Ballou and features artwork from John Dyer Baizley (BARONESS, BLACK TUSK, DARKEST HOUR, PIG DESTROYER, SKELETONWITCH). The Stavanger Norway based rockers’ music has been described by Pitchfork as having “monolithic walls of adrenal-gland-strangling sound” while Metal Hammer UK and Kerrang! called KVELERTAK “the most exciting new band on the planet”. Furthermore in 2011 KVELERTAK was iTunes Metal Breakthrough Artist Of The Year while Norwegian rock authority Asbjørn Slettemark called KVELERTAK “the best Norwegian debut of all time.” An official music video for the track “Månelyst” can be viewed below.
LOCAL OPTION has been rated among the top 30 beer bars in the world on Ratebeer since 2011 while LOCAL OPTION BIERWERKER has brewed over ten beers that have been well-received and served at highly acclaimed beer establishments in twenty states. The two beers that will be on tap for the KVELERTAK show – “Dampf Loc” and “Voku Hila” – are inspired by German brewing tradition with attention to balance and delicate flavors. “Dampf Loc” is an all-barley warm fermented ale inspired by Dampfbier originally crafted by medieval peasant inhabitants of southeast Bavaria characterized by a mild hop profile, medium body with pleasant effervescence and a clear, rich, orange hue. “Voku Hila” Maibock is golden in color with a large, creamy, persistent white head; aromatically driven by robust toast and bread notes derived from continental European pale malts with moderate spice from noble German hops.
Tickets for the KVELERTAK concert on Sunday April 21st at Bottom Lounge in Chicago can be purchased HERE