The wasteland of Pandora is a brutal, punishing location, so the final point you should really do is discover it sober. That is presumably why 2K Games is partnering up with British brewer Beavertown to mark the launch of Borderlands three with a brand-new beer.
Bandit Brew is what Beavertown are calling a Light IPA – which fundamentally implies it is got the similar sort of fruity, hoppy flavour you’d anticipate from an India Pale Ale but at a slightly much more session-friendly ABV of two.eight%.
That is no error either – Beavertown set out from the get-go to make a beer that you could knock back a couple of of and nonetheless be in a position to knock out headshots. That is clearly specifically essential for a game like Borderlands that is constructed about co-op multiplayer, and exactly where inebriation – even though arguably encouraged – may hold you back.
The restricted edition brew might be weaker than the rest of Beavertown’s lineup but it does not taste it. Pineapple-y tropical notes bring to thoughts the brewery’s flagship Gamma Ray pale ale, but Bandit Brew has a smoother, much more rounded finish that lasts for longer. It is hoppy, but significantly less in-your-face about it.
It wouldn’t be a Beavertown beer without having striking, skull-adorned artwork – fortunately, yet another excellent match for Borderlands. For Bandit Brew Nick Dwyer, Beavertown’s Inventive Director and resident artist, provides his personal take on the game’s iconic Psycho brandishing the beer’s personal logo as a weapon, which feels quite bang-on for each brands.
If you want to taste Bandit Brew for oneself, you may want to act rapid. Beavertown has created a restricted run of 20,000 cans – and after they’re gone, they’re gone.
Pre-orders are open now from Beavertown’s on line retailer, with orders shipping from 13 September – the similar day Borderlands three hits PS4, Xbox A single, and Computer.