Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale To Debut At C2E2

A&A_APA_003_VARIANT-COVERWith the plotline for the new A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong being about Armstrong going into his bag in search of a bottle of whisky, it seems only appropriate that Valiant has teamed up with the Chicago based Arcade Brewery to create Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale. The new APA will debut this March during C2E2 2016, coinciding with the release of the first issue of the new series.

The brew is described as a medium-bodied ale hopped with Columbus, Chinook, Palisade, Cascade and Mandarina, Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale builds on a light malt profile to create a complex and wonderful citrus/tangerine character. Clocking in at 7.0% alcohol by volume, Arcade's first Valiant-inspired ale has all the fight of a long night out with Armstrong…but is slightly sweet enough to keep Archer in the game too!

The bottle features a label by Valiant-exclusive artist David Lafuente. Arcade's brand-new APA creation will make its official debut on Saturday, March 19th at the C2E2 2016: Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale Release Party – from 7 to 11 pm CT at Headquarters Beercade's River North location (213 W. Institute Pl., Chicago, IL 60610)!

Co-sponsored by Valiant Entertainment, Arcade Brewery, Threadless, and non-profit Hope for the Day, the first 200 party-goers will receive a strictly limited A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #1 Arcade Brewery Variant by artist Jay Fabares and get the chance to have it signed on-site by writer Rafer Roberts. Each attendee will also be entered in a door-prize drawing for a bottomless satchel full of A&A treasures galore, including a complete set of Archer & Armstrong trade paperbacks, a one-of-a-kind sketch cover by A&A's own Rafer Roberts, official Archer & Armstrong swag, and much more.

Portions of the proceeds from the night will be donated to Hope for the Day supporting their suicide prevention outreach and mental health education projects. RSVP online at Facebook or Eventbrite.

Archer & Armstrong American Pale Ale is a limited release and will be available in Chicago area bottle shops. See a map of locations at or buy online at West Lakeview Liquors, The Beer Temple, and Binny's Beverage Depot.



About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.