After owning since February 2013, I felt it was time for a change to this site. The name BeerMetalDude is more of a nickname than a professional blog site. I will still approach each beer I drink the same way, but I will try my damnedest to be more productive on this site than I was with the previous one. I had a vision on what I wanted to be, and I hope I can finally accomplish what I want with

I really wanted, but that domain is taken by a Metal band from Australia named Reign of Terror. (my good deed is done by helping them promote their site here). is still active. Feel free to visit that site to read all my older reviews and such.

Thank you for being part of this Craft Beer & Metal journey that I am taking. I hope you find my posts informative, useful, or at least, entertaining. Please comment on the posts, and let me know your thoughts.


Aaron “BeerMetalDude” Mendiola


Beer Review: Renegade Brewing Company Redacted Rye IPA

redacted2Brewery: Renegade Brewing
Beer: Redacted
Style: American IPA/Rye IPA
ABV: 7%
Character: Brewed with 20% rye malt
Ratings: BA: 85 | RB: 64
Metal Connection: DISMEMBERED FETUS – Ebola


On The Road: Sigma Brewing & Eureka Heights Brewing (Houston, TX)

ehs1After some life changing events occurred in my life, I needed a weekend getaway, and my friend Steve came through with some tickets to the Saint Arnold Brewing Company Oktoberfest party. Well, like in typical BeerMetalDude fashion, we arrived to Houston early so we could visit a couple of other breweries before our night-time shenanigans.