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The idea behind this blog is to share my opinions about Post-Apocalyptic Literature, Films and Ephemera as well as my random nattering on a regular basis.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The 12 Beers of the Apocalypse

I am at a loss as to how I could have possibly not heard about this. It's not only the very wheel in my wheelhouse, but is a somewhat local item as well. I speak about the 12 Beers of the Apocalypse from Elysian Brewing. In a celebration of the end of the world, as predicted by the Mayan calendar, Elysian Brewing is releasing a beer a month. Each one is to get its own release party at the brewery in Seatle complete with apocalyptic entertainment and stamps in a Survival Guide. 12 stamps (means you have attended each one of the release parties) grants a super special prize at the brewery's specular world-ending party to be thrown December 20th where the final beer will unleashed. As I am just now hearing about it I will be unable to get rewarded at and participate fully in the shindiggory.

With all the talk of the end of the world, Elysian Brewing & Fantagraphics are celebrating the demise of existence with a series of 12 beers.  Each beer will arrive on the 21st of each month.   The label artwork is done by Charles Burns, based on his book – “Black Hole.”

January : NIBIRU

NIBIRU, named for the mysterious planet X supposedly on a collision course toward earth. Nibiru is a Belgian style tripel flavored with an infusion of yerba mate. Combining the yeasty esters of Belgian yeast and the compelling tea-like flavors of the South American herb mixture, with German Northern Brewer, Czech Saaz and American Amarillo hops round out the uniqueness of this first beer of the Apocalypse. 7.6% ABV

February: RAPTURE

This 7.65% ABV ale has 1 lb. of heather tips per barrel.  The brew’s malts used are pale, Munich, and Patagonia Especial and the hops are Magnum and Northwest Glacier. Heather Ale. A sensual brew to take your mind off the coming apocalypse.


A pale ale with cardamom. Add a little spice to what's left of your life.

April:  Peste Chocolate Chili Ale
Peste Chocolate Chili Ale will plague you with the rich flavors of cocoa, chilies, and cinnamon in a beer of 7.5% ABV. A blend of Peruvian cocoa, Ceylon cinnamon, and chipotle, guajillo, pasilla, and cayenne peppers make this beer a unique distraction from the approaching end of the world as we know it. Brewed with Pale, Munich, C-77 Crystal, and Chocolate malts with roasted flaked barley, and nominally bittered with Magnum, this is the fourth of our 12 Beers of the Apocalypse heralding the winding down of the Mayan calendar. Infectiously good -- pass it on.

May: Ruin Rosemary Agave IPA

Brewed with agave nectar and lemon peel. There may be nothing left but you and this beer.

June: Wasteland Elderflower Saison

Our Apocalyptic Adventures are hitting the half-way point this month. Join us on 6.21.12 as we turn Elysian Capitol Hill into a Wasteland. On Thursday, June 21st from 5-8pm come toast the release of the sixth of our 12 Beers of the Apocalypse: Wasteland Elderflower Saison.  It’s the perfect nuclear winter summer seasonal.

As I write this I am enjoying a growler of Ruin IPA. It is strongly hopped with a good malty backbone. It avoids being overly sweet and has no hint of caramel to the finish even taking into account its alcohol content. I only wish that I had heard about this sooner. I am however in time to make it to at least one release party at the brewery. I recommend you get them while you can still find them.

Ruin is indeed a fantastic IPA. When Wastelander sang "Armageddon at last is here, break out the guns and beer" this was almost certainly what they would have consumed. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Doomsday Pie: The Flavor of The Day

Finally a site that combs through all the twitter posts and filters out specific words and phrases then automatically graphs them into a pie chart. Each day and in real time. I give you Doomsday Pie.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wastelander's Epoch by Algarothsyum

Once more I found a band that who can produce a album that is front to back apocalypse. This venture into the End is just a little different though. The artist behind the music is a guy I'd call a friend. I've shared the ups and the downs and have been along for the ride as he decided what he'd like the final sound of his album to feel like.

I've been meaning to post this up for quite some time now but I've either been too lazy or perhaps just to busy with *cough*class work *cough*.

Be that as it may, I give you the sounds of Algarothsyum. Give it a listen. The track I like best is 'Nuclear Funeral' but your mileage may vary. If you feel so inclined you can pick up the whole she-bang on his bandcamp page for the low low price of just seven bucks. A bargain at twice the price.

You can also track him down on facebook. But if you'd like the ultimate and get a live chat with the man himself you can often find him hanging out in post apocalyptic chat room under the handle Vhyle. Stop by and say howdy won't you?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Musical Interlude the Twenty Third

And the world is drawn into your hands
And the world is etched upon your heart
And the world so hard to understand
Is the world you can't live without
And I knew the silence of the world

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Last Family on Earth

Psssst. Hey you. Yeah you. Want a chance to win a spot for you and your family member in a state of the art underground shelter? Well here's your chance:


Are you a survivor? Are you prepared?

Nuclear war, terrorism, pole shifting, killer comets and tsunamis all have the potential to cause national or worldwide disaster. Some people think the Mayan Calendar predicts the end of the world on December 21, 2012.

If you've always wanted to secure lifetime access to a well-protected, underground shelter for you and your immediate family in case of a global emergency, then this is your chance.

SPIKE TV and Vivos Shelters ( are seeking a handful of lucky people to compete on a new TV show for the chance to own shares in a state-of-the-art, community underground shelter for up to 6 family members.

Producers are looking for outgoing, competitive PAIRS of immediate family members (husband and wife, father and son, siblings...) to represent their family household on national television in a series of fun and exciting challenges. This is your opportunity to PROVE that you have what it takes to join a community of people who can survive global disaster!

Send an email to with the following:
1. Your name and the name of at least one family member who could be your teammate
2. Your phone numbers
3. Your city/state (same household or neighborhood preferred)
4. Recent photos of each of you
5. A brief explanation of why you want to win this show AND what skills you and your family can offer a community of survivors.

Deadline to apply is JUNE 20, 2012! Producers are waiting to hear from you!

* To compete on the show, you must be a legal U.S. resident and at least 18 years of age. (Note: Family members of any age are eligible for a place in the shelter. Conditions and restrictions for shelter co-ownership apply.) For more information, visit