We’ve rounded up some of our favourite bands that have their own beer because, as AC/DC put it, “if you want to rock hard, you need the right beer”!

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1. AC/DC’s Premium Lager:

AC/DC have created a German Premium Lager Beer that “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.”

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2. Pearl Jam’s “Faithfull Ale“:

Faithfull Ale was created as a celebration of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary as a band and their debut album, “Ten.” The 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.”

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3. KISS “Destroyer“:

A German pale lager, and only available in Europe (if at all anymore) was a private European licensing deal that included the Destroyer beer and Kiss Zin Fire wine.

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4. “Purple Haze” inspired by Jimi Hendrix:

Created by Abita Brewing in L.A., “Purple Haze” is a nod to the use of raspberries added after filtration that gives the brew a fruity taste and hazy appearance. It’s also an ode to Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 hit.

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5. “Rolling Hop” inspired by The Rolling Stones:

This was a limited edition co-branded product with the rock group The Rolling Stones and Suntory Liquors, released in Japan. The line of products had the iconic Mick Jagger inspired mouth on every beverage.

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6. Metallica + Budweiser:

Co-branded for the opening of the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Metallica and Budweiser teamed up for this limited edition 91,000 can production.

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