Valiant and Chicago’s Arcade Brewery are teaming up for a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale, a refreshing craft American Pale Ale set to debut later this March at C2E2.

The collaboration comes in the wake of Valiant’s release of A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #1 on March 16th. The story features an immortal libertine with a lust for the finer things, while the other is a teetotaling ex-assassin with a heart of gold. Arcade Brewery hopes to capture Archer and Armstrong’s dysfunctional partnership with a medium-bodied ale. The Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale is hopped with Columbus, Chinook, Palisade, Cascade, and Mandarina. It builds on a light malt profile to create a complex and wonderful citrus/tangerine character. It clocks in at at 7.0% alcohol by volume.

Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale - Label Artwork by David Lafuente

Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale – Label Artwork by David Lafuente

Accompanying the Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale is a stunning David Lafuente label that will makes it debut along with the beer on Saturday, March 19th at C2E2 2016: Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale Release Party from 7 to 11 pm CT at Headquarters Beercade’s River North location (213 W. Institute Pl. Chicago, IL 60610).

The C2E2 2016: Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale Release Party is co-sponsored by Valiant, Arcade Brewery, Threadless, and non-profit Hope for the Day. The first 200 attendees will receive a limited A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #1 Arcade Brewery Variant by artist Jay Fabares as well as have a chance to have it signed by writer Rafer Roberts. Each attendee will also be entered in a door-prize drawing for a bottomless satchel full of A&A treasures galore including a complete set of Archer & Armstrong trade paperbacks, a one-of-a-kind sketch cover by Rafer Roberts, official Archer & Armstrong swag, and much more.

Arcade Brewery Variant by Jay Fabares

Arcade Brewery Variant by Jay Fabares

Portions of the proceeds from the party will be donated to Hope for the Day supporting their suicide prevention outreach and mental health education projects. You can RSVP for the event on Facebook or Eventbrite.

The Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale is a limited release and will be available in Chicago area bottle shops. You can get yours online at West Lakeview Liquors, The Beer Temple, and Binny’s Beverage Depot or find a location near you at ArcadeBrewery.com/Beers.

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