The Sword To Release Second Signature Beer ‘Iron Swan’

Posted by on June 10, 2013

It seems that these days, bands having their own signature line of beer is just as important as releasing albums and going on tour. AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Corrosion of Conformity, and Clutch are just a few bands that have released their own brew. Now Texas metal band The Sword makes sure to keep this emerging tradition alive by releasing their second signature beer, called ‘Iron Swan’. The beer, which is manufactured by Texas based Real Ale Brewing Company, takes its name from the track “Iron Swan,” from the band’s first album The Age of Winters (2006). The album also had a track lend its name to the bands previous signature beer “Winter’s Wolves,” which was manufactured by Baltimore based brewery Oliver Ales last fall.

‘Iron Swan’ will be launching in July, during the beginning of the bands summer tour with supporting acts Castle and American SharksReal Ale Brewing Company had this to say about the beer:

“Our newest canned offering is a tribute to the song that first introduced us to a packaging hall favorite, The Sword. Iron Swan pours a deep copper color and has an enticing intro of fruit and caramel with subtle hints of earth and spice. This medium bodied ale showcases the fruitiness of our house ale strain, along with the rich toffee flavors of English crystal malt. Added complexity is provided by generous amounts of English hops. Iron Swan finishes slightly dry with a mild spiciness that beckons another can. Fire up your turntable and audition Iron Swan yourself.”

Sounds tasty. Sounds like the perfect drink to chase down The Sword’s hot sauce with. Get psyched for the beer release with the track that gave the brew its name:


Dates for the band’s summer tour can be seen below.

July 25 –  Dallas TX  –  Granada

July 26 –  Austin TX  –  Red 7

July 27 –  Abilene TX  –  Southern Nights

July 28 –  Lubbock TX  –  Fubar

July 30 –  Farmington NM  –  Top Deck

July 31 –  Tempe AZ  –  Club Red

August 1 –  Santa Ana CA  –  Observatory

August 2 –  San Francisco CA  –  Slims

August 3 –  San Francisco CA  –  Slims

August 5 –  Portland OR  –  Hawthorne

August 6 –  Spokane WA  –  The Center

August  7 –  Seattle WA  -Neumos

August  8 –  Vancouver BC  –  Biltmore

August 10 –  Edmonton AB  -Starlite

August 11 –  Calgary AB  -Republik

August 12 –  Regina SK  –  The Exchange

August 13 –  Winnipeg MB  –  Pyramid

August 14 –  Thunder Bay ON  –  Crocks

August 16 –  Toronto ON  –  Lees Palace

August 17 –  Montreal QC  –  Il Motore

August 18 –  Brooklyn NY  –  Music Hall Of Wb

August 19 –  West Chester PA  –  The Note

August 20 –  Baltimore MD  -Ottobar

August21 –  Roanoke VA  –  Martins Downtown

August23 –  Baton Rouge LA  –  Spanish Moon


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