Fort Worth alt-rockers the Toadies are back in the craft beer game.
The band, which released its first original beer in 2014, recently announced another collaboration with Martin House Brewing Co., also in Fort Worth. This one will be a Texas bock with a punny name: Bockslider, named for the 1994 song "Backslider" off the Toadies debut album, Rubberneck. The brewery describes the beer as easy-drinking, copper-colored, and lightly-hopped.
"It's an underrepresented style among craft breweries here, except for the obvious Shiner Bock," says brewer Cody Martin, adding it's Toadies lead singer Vaden Todd Lewis' favorite beer style. Bockslider is also the first bock in Martin House's catalog.
The Toadies are playing a release party on Sunday, April 26 and Bockslider will be available around North Texas thereafter in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft, while supplies last. The band played a similar show at the brewery in 2014 marking the release of a red ale brewed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rubberneck, appropriately called Rubberneck Red. One batch of Rubberneck Red will be available at the brewery during the April 26 party.
Martin promises a "full on rock show" outdoors in the grassy area next to the brewery. (Last year, The Toadies played an acoustic set.) He also says North Texans can expect a new Toadies beer annually.
"Maybe after a couple years we'll reintroduce [older recipes] as a six-pack," he says.
Tickets to the April 26 bash are currently on sale and cost $32 for general admission or $60 for VIP. VIP tickets include early entry to the party as well as a meet-and-greet with The Toadies. For more information, visit Martin House Brewing's official website.