Announced today, Black Hops Brewing (I see what you did there) has partnered with Activision to create a special beer celebrating the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on November 6th.
Starting November 2nd, the world first, limited edition Call of Duty: Black Hops III – Midnight Pale Ale will be available to purchase in limited quantities, exclusively in Australia here.
According to Black Hops Brewing, they wanted to create a "unique beer that reflected both the creativity of the brewery and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3." Using a combination of "special ingredients sourced from around the world" and their own knowledge, they created a classic American-style pale ale and painted it black.
“The beer is black in color, but light and refreshing like a traditional pale ale, perfect for the Aussie summer. It’s made with an ingredient new to the market from the U.S. called “midnight wheat” a roasted de-husked wheat grain that provides a rich dark colour without the bitterness you would expect from a dark beer," explained Black Hops Brewing co-founder Michael McGovern. "It messes with your mind, a bit like the Black Ops storyline I guess.”
“When Activision first contacted us we thought it was a hoax and had no idea that would turn into this amazing partnership. We love beer and we love video games, especially Call of Duty, so when the opportunity to create Black Hops 3 to celebrate the launch of the new game came up, we jumped at it," he added.
Black Hops Brewing's Call of Duty: Black Hops III Midnight Pale Ale will be available in both six packs and 24 bottle cartons starting at 1:00pm on November 2, 2015. You'll be able to purchase it here.