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FM96 Top 10 Bands with a Booze Brand
- #1 Queen Bohemian Lager
- #2 AC/DC Thunderstruck Tequila
- #3 MJ Keenan’s Caduceus Cellars Winery
- #4 Pearl Jam Twenty Dogfish Head Faithfull Ale
- #5 KISS Destroyer Beer & Zin Fire Wine
- #6 City and Colour Flying Monkey Imperial Wheat
- #7 Vince Neil Tadua Spirits
- #8 The Tragically Hip Fully Completely Wines
- #9 Dave Matthews Band Dreaming Tree Wines
- #10 Iron Maiden Trooper Ale
#1 Queen Bohemian Lager
Queen launched their own beer brand ‘Bohemian Lager’ in summer 2016 as ‘A Night At the Opera’ and the UK’s third-best selling single of ALL TIME celebrated their 40th anniversary.
The crest that will appear on the Pilsner lager was designed by the late Freddie Mercury at Ealing Art College in London, where he graduated with a diploma in art and graphic design.
“Bohemian Lager” is brerewed in the Czech Republic, and Queen describe the beer as a “golden hoppy” beer.
#2 AC/DC Thunderstruck Tequila
“Sound of the drums / Beating in my heart / The thunder of guns / Tore me apart / You’ve been / Thunderstruck.” Sounds perfect for AC/DC’s Thunderstuck Tequila!
They’ve partnered with Fabrica de Tequlias Finos for this one and you can read more about it HERE.
AC/DC also has their High Voltage energy drink, their Hells Bells and Back in Black Wines, and a Light Lager brewed in France:
“AC-DC, the infamous Hardrock Legends from down under, have been delivering true rock for the last 40 years. Now they give their name to a true, pint-sized Australian taste as well. AC-DC is 500mL of true German Premium Lager with mouth-watering 5.0%alc. This lager fires up your tongue like TNT, comes with a great beer-loving taste and is brewed in accordance with the Rock`n Roll manifesto of 1973 and the German purity law of 1516.”
#3 Maynard James Keenan's Caduceus Cellars Winery
#4 Pearl Jam Twenty Dogfish Head Faithfull Ale
Faithfull Ale is a celebration of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary as a band and its extraordinary debut album, “Ten.” In recognition of these milestones, this Belgian-style golden ale is delicately hopped to 20 IBUs and fruit-forward from 10 incremental additions of black currants over a one-hour boil. Faithfull clocks in at 7% ABV.
“To me, ‘Ten’ is the perfect example of a record-lover’s-record. The whole thing rocks,” says Dogfish Head President & Founder Sam Calagione. “As an off-centered brewery, we believe in celebrating the breadth of our whole portfolio and we feel an affinity for Pearl Jam a long-player band in a singles-obsessed world.”
#5 KISS Destroyer Beer & Zin Fire Wine
KISS has their own beer and wine. The beer is coined the Destroyer Pale Lager is a cool German brew with thick foam head and according to Paul Stanley:
“This isn’t just something we put a label on. We wanted wine and beer unique to Kiss and we got it..this stuff will set your taste buds on fire.”
#6 City and Colour Flying Monkey Imperial Maple Wheat Ale
You’ll be lucky to find City and Colour Imperial Maple Wheat Ale at the brewery now, it was limited edition from Flying Monkey’s Treble Clef Series:
Dallas and Flying Monkeys collaborated to brew what the Barrie, ON brewery calls “high-alcohol (11.5% ABV) Imperial Maple Wheat Ale brewed with maple syrup and infused with fair-trade, organic Bourbon vanilla pods”
Find City and Colour Imperial Maple Wheat Ale at the brewery, the LCBO and distributed through the 49th Parallel Group in Western Canada
#7 Vince Neil's Tatuado Spirits
Vince Neil of Motley Crue has a slogan that goes perfect with his restaurant AND brand of spirits: Eat, Drink, Party.
“A five times filtered pure spirit. Given the Spanish word tattooed, Tatuado represents a libation that is simply about fun, enjoyment and making good memories. Sinust also presents Tatuado Tequila, founded by Vince Neil with inspiration from his hit album “Tattoos & Tequila”. This premium tequila blanco is made from 100% agave by Tequila Maestros in Jalisco, Mexico.
Tatuado, created by Neil, is going to shake up the world — your world — with the all-natural blend of the best ingredients that will turn your taste buds and light up your life. The bottles are decorated in an artistic vinyl wrap designed by the one and only Vince Neil.
#8 The Tragically Hip Fully Completely Wine
“Robust, full bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot with aromas of black currant, cherry, baking spice, and tobacco. Aromatics carry onto the palate, with a silky mouth feel and extended finish.”
Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair, and Johnny Fay created this wine with the help of Stoney Ridge’s Jeff Hundertmark. It is a 2012 vintage and the bottle features the original album artwork forFully Completely.
#9 Dave Matthews Band Dreaming Tree Wines
From LA Weekly:
He may not want you to drink the water, but the musician has collaborated with award-winning winemaker Steve Reeder to create a line of wines they’re calling Dreaming Tree Wines, after the Dave Matthews Band track “The Dreaming Tree” from the 1998 album “Before These Crowded Streets.”
The wines portfolio, founded and harvested in California’s wine country, includes the 2010 Central Coast Chardonnay, 2009 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 North Coast Crush red (Merlot and Zinfandel) blend.
#10 Iron Maiden Trooper Ale
The Story of Trooper Ale:
Real ale fan and history aficionado Bruce Dickinson, Maiden’s vocalist, played a major role in developing the unique flavour of the beer, entailing ongoing visits to Robinson’s brewery in Stockport.
“I’m a lifelong fan of traditional English ale; I thought I’d died and gone to heaven when we were asked to create our own beer. I have to say that I was very nervous: Robinsons are the only people I have had to audition for in 30 years. Their magic has been to create the alchemical wedding of flavour and texture that is TROOPER. I love it.”
About the Brewer:
Combining an impressive heritage, stretching from 1838, with innovation, Robinsons is one the UK’s largest family brewers, with 340 pubs across the North West and Wales. Our pubs are an integral part of the Robinsons family and the way customers enjoy our ales.
2013 is an exciting time for Robinsons as we proudly celebrate 175 years of brewing excellence and heritage. Our massive investment into the brewery brings ‘cutting edge’ technology. With our state of the art brew house kicking out some seriously tasty ales, and our 2013 limited edition ales already proving popular, our 175th anniversary promises to be a great year for quality handcrafted ales and our customers who drink them.