He’s Just a Poor Beer From the Hops Family: Queen Releases Bohemian Rhapsody Beer

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Queen has launched their own beer to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bohemian Rhapsody’s release
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Spare me the light beer; it’s monstrosity.

This year, Queen is celebrating 40 years of the rock band’s classic hit song, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” To commemorate the recording of the legendary rock anthem, the band is releasing a beer called Queen Bohemian Lager.

The surviving members of Queen collaborated with RnR Brew Ltd. (who also helped to produce the band’s signature vodka, Killer Queen), to create this limited-edition "golden hoppy beer.” The brew features a bold, psychedelic bottle design: an image from the band’s 1975 album A Night at the Opera, from which “Bohemian Rhapsody” is lifted, according to Billboard Magazine.The Queen crest, designed by Freddie Mercury, will also be prominent on the bottle design, which features the zodiac signs of each of the members and a queen’s crown.

The beer will be brewed in the Czech Republic (appropriately in Bohemia), and will hit shelves in Europe this summer, with worldwide distribution to begin later this year. A 12-pack will cost £20 ($31 USD) and a crate will cost £36 ($56 USD).

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