In addition to being a musician, Byron Nash was once a well-known bartender. His service industry career led him to appear as a collaborator for Fresh Fest (now Barrel & Flow Fest) where he partnered with Helltown Brewing for a collaborative beer creation.

The beverage —BLQ METAL IPA — was intended to be a one-time promotion. Instead, Nash’s relationship with Helltown organically deepened into a friendship and official partnership, leading to the yearly release (and sell-out) of this crowd-pleasing, light IPA.

BLQ METAL cans adorn a Pittsburgh-made label embodying Nash’s deep roots in heavy metal, sticking to your guns, and being inspired by art. The beer also has a sold-out t-shirt line with patrons wearing the shirt worldwide from Pittsburgh to LA to London.

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Try BLQ Metal IPA

“When BLQ METAL is gone,

it’s gone… until next year.

Don’t miss out on sipping Pittsburgh’s best local IPA.

BLQ METAL is available seasonally in Helltown’s four taprooms and statewide in beer distributors and grocery stores.