Ten Bands We Wish Had Their Own Beer
Mumford and Sons announced Sunday that they're creating their own ale to be served when they stop over in Lewes, England, on their Gentlemen of the Road tour later this year. The bandmates put their heads together, not with haste, and came up with the mundane moniker Lewes Stopover Brew for their new beer, which is described as "light, with the gentle bitterness of Fuggle and Golding hops, best served chilled."
Of course, Mumford and Sons is hardly the first band to create its own brew. Pearl Jam recently teamed up with Dogfish Ale to market a special-edition ale, while AC/DC and Hanson also got in on the trend with beers called AC/DC and Mmmhops, respectively. I hate to say it, but props to Hanson for being witty for the first time ever.
All these musicians branding brews got me thinking: What other artists should slap their names on a bottle? Surely someone can top Mmmhops!
Here, in no particular order, are the ten musicians who really oughta market their own beers for our imbibing pleasure.
Mötley Crüe - Mötley Brüe
photo by Alec
Little-known fact: The band's name includes totally unnecessary umlauts over the letters "o" and "u" because the members were drinking the German beer Löwenbräu while trying to decide on a name. I mean, the band was inspired by beer! Mötley Brüe must become a reality. It would be light and frothy like Löwenbräu and golden like Vince Neil's luscious locks. Only to be consumed in the boys' room. While smokin'.
Wings - Live and Let Rye
Okay, so the song "Live and Let Die" has obvious James Bond connotations, and we all know Bond is a martini man. This beer is not for him. It's for Wings front man Paul McCartney, who wrote the song for the Bond movie of the same name in 1973. As Sir Paul is the intended audience, it would have to be an English rye with a rich amber hue and a good hop to it. This ever-changing world in which we're living would certainly benefit from a Beatle-blessed brew.