For some people, every day is National Beer Day, but if you want to get technical about it, this very serious “holiday” falls on April 7th. So, besides actually drinking beer today, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by recognizing some of the bands with their own beer brands. Cheers!
AC/DC - Australian Hardrock
If you want beer, you got it with AC/DC’s premium German lager.
KISS - Destroyer Beer
Of course KISS had their own beer! While Destroyer beer is out of circulation, we imagine you can still find a few collector’s bottle on eBay.
Queen – Bohemian Lager
With “Bohemian Rhapsody” celebrating its 40th anniversary recently, the band celebrated by issuing not only its own beer but its own brand of vodka, too.
— Queen Lager (@QueenLager) March 2, 2016
Iron Maiden – Trooper Ale
Probably the most successful beer on this list, Trooper gained popularity by word-of-mouth alone. Robinson’s Brewery, who produces the ale, didn’t spend a dime on any advertising when the label first launched.
— Trooper (@IronMaidenBeer) April 6, 2016
Motorhead - Bastards Lager
It’d be more shocking if Motorhead didn’t have their own beer brand.
Pearl Jam - Faithfull Ale
Call it a hunch, but we doubt Pearl Jam fans can’t find a better ale. (Get it?!)
Kid Rock - Badass Beer
Kid Rock is always looking out for his hometown, which is why Badass Beer is brewed locally in Detroit.
— American Badass Beer (@BadassBeer) July 4, 2015
Alright…so this is technically not a band beer like the others, but how cool is that packaging?!
— Beer logos! (@beerlogos) March 9, 2016
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.