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Rock Legend Queen Launches Bohemian Rhapsody Beer

It commemorates the song's 40th anniversary.

Late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
Late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
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Queen's legendary song "Bohemian Rhapsody" turns 40 this year, and to celebrate the momentous occasion, a new beer is being brewed in its honor: According to NME, Queen Bohemian Lager is a 4.7 percent ABV "golden hoppy" pilsner hailing from the Czech Republic.

The beer's bottle is adorned with with a Queen crest that "was designed by late singer Freddie Mercury while he was a student at Ealing Art College in London" studying art and graphic design. The Guardian points out that the existence of such a beer seems especially appropriate, "given that people who’ve drunk too much lager often believe they can re-create the operatic midsection of Bohemian Rhapsody."

Queen — which also has its own brand of vodka — isn't the first band to be honored with a beer: 90s stoner icons 311 recently launched their own amber ale, in conjunction with a Tampa brewery that's also credited with creating a Hootie & the Blowfish beer. In the musically-inspired non-alcoholic foodstuffs category, Britpop band Blur created an ice cream created for its most recent tour.

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