Bayside Partner with Oskar Blues Brewery for Bayside Black IPA

Bayside, who are set to release their new album, Vacancy, on Aug. 19 via Hopeless Records, have partnered with craft-beer-in-a-can brewery Oskar Blues for a limited edition IPA, Bayside Black
 
The beer, which features a malty backbone with bright, citrusy hops, will be limited to 100 barrels and available for a pre-order bundle with the new album via Craftshack (http://craftshack.com/pages/craftshack-delivers-music-and-craft-beer; availability restricted to participating states). The cans will also be available at Total Wine & More, as well as select venues with a special focus on stores/venues along Bayside’s tour (dates below).
 
“The challenges of creating a Black IPA is that when creating a recipe, one has to be very careful to balance the hop bitterness and malt bitterness,” Oskar Blues’ Head Brewer at Oskar Blues Brewery Lyons Juice Drapeau explains. “Dark malts can have astringent characteristics to them so the key is to really achieve a clean hop bitterness to compliment the potential malt bitterness. Also, another important aspect of Black IPAs is to layer a variety of crystal malts and dark malts so that the malt character in the beer has a lot of depth and complexity.”
 
“I’ve been a big fan of Oskar Blues for a long time and it’s amazing that we get to collaborate with them. It’s one of my favorite styles of beer and one of my favorite breweries. I can’t wait to try some!” added Bayside guitar player Jack O’Shea.

Bayside recently shared the official music video for “Pretty Vacant,” as well as the first of a series of behind-the-scenes clips that bring fans inside the studio singer/guitar player Anthony Raneri and O’Shea. The candid clips tackle each of the album’s 11 songs, with the first video available below:

Pre-orders for Vacancy are available now (http://smarturl.it/Vacancy), with digital pre-orders offering an instant download of “Enemy Lines” and “Pretty Vacant.” Physical pre-orders, vinyl, cd as well as various merch bundles can be found here: http://bayside.merchnow.com/.

Tour dates:
 
August 11  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Revolution
August 12  Orlando, FL  Hard Rock Live
August 13  Atlanta, GA  Wrecking Ball Festival
August 14  Charlotte, NC  Amos Southend
August 15  Norfolk, VA  NorVa
August 17  Baltimore, MD  Rams Head
August 18  Philadelphia, PA  Electric Factory
August 19  New York, NY  PlayStation Theater
August 20  Sayreville, NJ  Starland Ballroom
August 21  Boston, MA  House of Blues
August 23  Pittsburgh, PA  Spirit Hall
August 24  Cleveland, OH  Agora
August 25  Toronto, ON  Opera House
August 26  Detroit, MI  The Majestic
August 27  Chicago, IL  350 Fest
August 28  Minneapolis, MN  Mill City Nights
August 30  Denver, CO  Gothic Theatre
August 31  Salt Lake City, UT  The Complex
September 2  Seattle, WA  The Showbox
September 3  Portland, OR  Hawthorne Theatre
September 4  San Francisco  Regency
September 6  Santa Ana, CA  The Observatory
September 7  Los Angeles, CA  Regent Theater
September 8  San Diego, CA  The Observatory North Park
September 9  Las Vegas, NV  Brooklyn Bowl
September 10  Phoenix, AZ  The Pressroom
September 11  Albuquerque, NM  The Sunshine Theater
September 13  San Antonio, TX  Alamo City Music Hall
September 14  Houston, TX  House of Blues
September 15  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey Live
September 16  Lawrence, KS  Granada Theater
September 17  St. Louis, MO  The Ready Room
September 18  Nashville, TN  Exit/In