Keytar Bear, Boston’s favorite street performer, now has a beer named after him.
Trillium Brewery Company announced the release of the new beer on Twitter on Tuesday morning. Keytar Bear Double IPA boasts a sweet mix of honey, lactose, and vanilla, according to the company, and is available for purchase at both the Fort Point and Canton brewery locations starting Tuesday.
Today we're releasing a beer that pays tribute to beloved Boston busker @KeytarBear The DIPA features honey, lactose and vanilla. Available at BOTH breweries. 1 case limit, $22.20 4pk pic.twitter.com/vGhlak17IN— Trillium Brewing (@trilliumbrewing) June 12, 2018
One pint of the creamy, almost-orange brew contains 8.8 percent alcohol by volume and boasts a “milky” turbid haze.
The can features a drawing of the bear himself, smiling and with a keytar, or portable keyboard carried like a guitar, in hand. The busker — a familiar furry face around Boston — can often be seen performing near T stations, a little amp by his side.
The Globe reached out to Keytar Bear for his take on the new Keytar beer but hasn’t heard back.
Customers are limited to one case each, and a four pack will run you $22.20.Margeaux Sippell can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @MargeauxSippell.