Portland Brewing Dark Horse S.M.A.S.H.

Portland Brewing is teaming up with local comic company Dark Horse Comics to create a comic book cover in honor of their hit beer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale. Artist Ron Randall brings the sessionable pale ale to life as it’s own super hero character.

More from the press release: “This poster was a blast to draw – a cool beer on a warm summer day can indeed feel like an epic conquest,” noted Randall. “It was fun to embody that image in a classic, over-the-top, superheroic struggle against the evil forces of Thirst.”

The illustration highlights S.M.A.S.H.’s powerful combination of one hop and one malt by turning them into characters. Captain Simcoe Hop is seen riding a bottle of S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale across the Willamette River with his trusty side-kick, Vienna Malt. Their goal — take down the evil villain, Summer Thirst.

Ron Randall will be signing the exclusive S.M.A.S.H. posters at various locations throughout Portland this summer. Portland Brewing is also giving away 50 limited-edition 64oz. growlers featuring the S.M.A.S.H. comic cover between May and July. Want one? Just text SIMCOE to 55678 to be entered into the contest and you could win one.

Be on the lookout for special events, featuring Portland Brewing and Dark Horse Comics this summer, including during Portland Beer Week in June. S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale is available now through August in six-packs and 22 oz. bottles as well as on draft in select locations.

One hop and one malt combine for a dazzling display of a rich, bready malt base with lush pine and citrus hop notes.

ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 35