Bristol punks and Kerrang! favourites IDLES have announced their own beer, known as KRFSHT. The band have teamed up with East London’s Signature Brew for the limited-edition booze, made available ahead of IDLES’ ginormous show at London’s Alexandra Palace on December 7.
Frontman Joe Talbot picked the name KRFSHT as it’s the sound of a beer opening – a bit of fun for all you onomatopoeia fans out there. Joe also designed the artwork.
The beer itself is described as a toasted lager, which tastes “malty, mouthy and modern and aspires to be as essential as the band it’s brewed with.”
Sounds good to us!
The first 200 orders of KRFSHT also come with a foldout A3 poster zine with a limited-edition IDLES & Signature Brew art print.
You’ll also be able to buy and drink the limited-edition beer from December 6 at from Signature Brew’s East London Brewery, their taproom and grill in Walthamstow or their taproom and venue in Haggerston.
IDLES will release their first ever live album A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan on December 6.
“Our show at Bataclan was the end of a very long journey for us,” said Joe. “On that tour we learnt so much about ourselves, each other and the audiences we have grown with over the past 10 years. That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love.
“We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, there was no hiding that at Bataclan and we are so very grateful that the moment was captured in all its glory, love and fatigue. Long live the open minded and long live the moment.”
The follow-up to 2018’s spectacular Joy As An Act Of Resistance is being worked on right now.
According to the band’s Instagram, the exchange appears to be all in good humor.