RAISE A GLASS OF JACK KIRBY-THEMED BEER TO BENEFIT THE HERO INITIATIVE
By Chris Sims
I’m not really a beer drinker — I prefer my alcoholic beverages to be the sort of sugary concoctions that either involve a handful of fruit and a blender or about as much chocolate as your average donut — but if there’s one thing that could get me to check out a bottle of pale ale, it’d be tying it to the legendary King of Comics, Jack Kirby. Which, believe it or not, is something that’s actually happening.
In a celebration of what would’ve been Kirby’s 98th Birthday on August 28, New York’s Schmaltz Brewery is releasing a limited edition King Kirby Genesis Ale, available for purchase at a birthday party in Clifton Park New York. For $20, attendees will be able to wish the King a happy birthday and mingle with comic creators like Ron Marz, Tom Raney and Paul Harding — who designed the label for the beer — as well as Fred Van Lente and Crystal Skillman, writers of the recent play about his life, King Kirby. There will also be cake.