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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.

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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