Warped Wing Brewing Co. is honoring the iconic Dayton indie rock band Brainiac.
The Dayton brewery will release Brainiac Pale Ale on draft and in 12-ounce six-packs starting at noon Saturday. (April 13) The beer, which is 4 percent alcohol by volume, will receive limited distribution and "the cans are sure to be collector pieces," the brewery said.
Brainiac formed in 1992 and has been called "one of the most influential 1990s bands to emerge from the Gem City" by the Dayton Daily News. Lead vocalist and guitarist Tim Taylor died in a car crash in 1997.
The band is now the focus of a new documentary called "Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero," which premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival.
“We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Brainiac on our upcoming release of Brainiac Pale Ale," brewery co-founder Nick Bowman said in a prepared statement. “They have made a huge impact on the music culture not only in Dayton, but everywhere. The documentary release has garnered international attention.”
The documentary will be shown April 19 in Dayton. The three showings are sold out. Warped Wing will host an after-party at 10 p.m. that day.