By Demons Be Driven - Bottle

By Demons Be Driven

Coconut Milkshake IPA

Homebrew Series

Named as a tribute to one of Pantera's most iconic songs, "By Demons Be Driven" is a decadently double dry hopped IPA, brewed with lactose and generously infused with coconut chips. It's a smooth and silky concoction that tempts you to indulge. Beckon the call!

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  • Last brewedFebruary 18, 2022
  • Alcohol6.0%
  • MaltsPale Malt, Wheat, Flaked Oats
  • HopsHallertau Mittelfrüh, Sabro, Calista
  • YeastImperial Yeast A44 Kweiking
  • ExtrasLactose, Coconut Chips, Vanilla
By Demons Be Driven - Label Design

Coconut is one of my favorite flavours, be it on its own or especially when found in chocolate or pastries. In terms of beer I've always enjoyed a good coconut sweet stout and have also always wanted to brew one myself. Since the summer heat was still well settled in at the time this beer was brewed, I traded the stout for a refreshing IPA. With about 20% flaked oats in the malt bill, as well as a lactose addition, this creamy beer was the first of its kind for me and I'm very pleased with the first results. The coconut was coming on just a bit too strong at first but it settled down well after about a week of conditioning. One thing that will still need tweaking is the hop addition schedule and whirlpooling at lower temperatures to reduce a little bit of that bitterness kick.

By Demons Be Driven - Pencil DrawingBy Demons Be Driven - Ink IllustrationBy Demons Be Driven - Digital Print

The Artwork

The more luciferic concept in this piece was laid out like an upside-down hourglass with grains of golden sand flowing upwards through the eyes, as if the flow of time itself has been reversed. In hopes of salvation maybe at times it is our believes that must be changed. Drawing inpiration from paintings typically found on the walls of Orthodox churches, this was the perfect opportunity to expand my toolkit and use gold ink with an actual pen nib.

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By Demons Be Driven - Artwork
By Demons Be Driven - Outdoor View
Paulina Peak in Newberry Volcano • 2,434m
Bend, Oregon, USA


This is a homebrewed beer that is not available for sale or distribution of any kind. It was brewed at home in small quantities to be shared only with family and friends, simply out of passion for the craft and as a tribute to the music that inspired it.

  • Non-commercial
  • No selling
  • No distribution


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