I didn’t come up with that name actually. We made the beer for the first time when I was living in Denmark, and it was barrel-aged. So I moved to the States and kinda forgot about the beer sitting in these barrels at this brewery in Denmark. But then it came over and it’s like, time to make a name. It’s a play on, of course, Justin Bieber, and it’s made with blueberries, the Danish word for which is “blåbær,” and when Americans say it, it kinda sounds like “Bieber.” Also I just wanted to make fun of that dude.
I’ve always had this love for very alcoholic, very hoppy IPAs. I’ve always loved the combination of lots of alcohol and lots of bitterness, they just work so well together. So I made the beer, and knew it was going way over the top. It’s 13%, it’s crazy hoppy, it’s going to be way too hoppy. And a Molotov cocktail is fucking explosive in so many ways, and so unbalanced, and it’s just a cool name. And when you drink it, if you don’t like it, you kinda can’t complain about the taste -- you just bought a fucking beer called Molotov Cocktail.