The Sword ticket give away

The Sword at the Rock & Roll Hotel

The Sword is the biggest and best doom metal band from Austin, Texas and they’re coming to DC on Friday, February 21st at the Rock & Roll Hotel on H Street. DCHM is pretty excited about the show and so we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see this very show! To enter: just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite beer named for a band is. Maybe it’s the Iron Maiden beer, the Clutch Dark Sour Ale or even The Sword’s own Winter’s Wolves beer (more on that one below). You can enter with a beer even if you haven’t had it, maybe it’s your favorite just cause it has the best label. At 5pm EST this Friday, February 14th, a winner will be chosen at random (using from all valid entries to receive two tickets to the show! Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 24 hours another winner will be chosen at random. If you can’t wait to see if you win, or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Ticket Fly right now for $22 here, they’ll be $25 the day of the show if they aren’t sold out.

The Sword burst onto the metal scene in 2006 but they play an old school style of doom with a stoner edge full of fat riffs and catchy hooks. This show is sponsored by DC Brau as well as Baltimore’s Oliver Ales and both will have special beers at this show. DC Brau will be debuting their new double IPA Solar Abyss (which is about 10%!) and Baltimore’s Oliver Ales will have their The Sword: Winter’s Wolves dark ale on draft as well. To make things even better both beers will have big discounts on price for the show. Drinking a The Sword: Winter’s Wolves while The Sword plays their song Winter’s Wolves live in front of you can definitely happen at this show! Let’s not forget about the other bands though, Big Business is a Seattle based sludge band featuring two members of The Melvins. This isn’t just some Melvins spin off though, they’re pretty damn good (and have a great sense of humor as well). The opening act is O’Brother from Atlanta, a heavy rock band that should be a perfect start to this show. Now get to thinking of which metal beers I should try you choose to enter with while listening to these killer tunes below by the bands playing.

The Sword – The Veil Of Isis

The Sword – Winter’s Wolves

Big Business – Grounds For Divorce

O’Brother – Lo


  1. Since I don’t drink I will mention something I would drink straight from the bottle instead; High on Fire’s hot sauce. And if that’s not good enough, then Borracho’s brew just for hometown love.

    • Like I said in the post, you don’t have to have tried the beer for it to it be your favorite. I think the Sword has a hot sauce too.

  2. Winter Wolves actually. I’ve had it and it’s pretty good if you like heavier beers

  3. Fleshgod Apocalypse Wine !

  4. Pig Destroyer Permanent Funeral was a great one.

  5. I had the Iron Maiden Trooper beer on tap while I was in London. It was a pretty cool find.

  6. Corrosion of Conformity imperial porter

  7. Bitches Brew is delicious!

  8. Motorhead’s Bastards Lager

  9. I would go with Motorhead’s Shiraz but since you said beer I’ll say Winter wolves Beer

  10. the sepultura weizen was pretty sweet

  11. I’ll have to kick back a few Winter Wolves’ while The Sword demolishes my eardrums.

  12. Municipal Waste’s Toxic Revolution oatmeal stout… never tried, but wish I could very much

  13. I don’t think I’ve had a beer named after a band, but I’ve drank one from a pint glass that had the “Winter’s Wolves” logo on it, so I’ll go with that.

  14. Permanent Funeral (Pig Destroyer) was fucking awesome! Also, not sure if this is indeed Metallica-related, but to keep things more local 3 Stars’ Harvester of Sorrow was pretty damn good.

  15. Winters Wolves is great! Stoked that I scored a pint glass with the logo/ label on it too at Golden West up here in Baltimore…

  16. Clutch dark sour ale is deliciois

  17. I got two commemorative glasses of the Sword / Winters Wolves beer at The Ottobar in Baltimore. It was an awesome addition to the show to drink the beer! Would love to taste it again!

  18. El Hefe Speaks by Dc Brau is awesome and so is Clutch!!

  19. Gotta go with Clutch

  20. Winter’s Wolves beer

  21. Winter’s Wolf; Badass Beer!

  22. Municipal Waste’s Toxic Revolution Oatmeal Stout rips!

  23. I would like to try winter’s wolf

  24. Pig Destroyer’s Permanent Funeral

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