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Sublime Brings Back '40oz. to Freedom' With New Anniversary Beer

The beer is a twist on Vienna-style lager commonly brewed in Mexico

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The beer will be available nationwide at participating retail locations.

In 1992, Southern California reggae/punk rock band Sublime released their self-produced first album, “40oz. to Freedom.” More than two decades later, for the album’s 25th anniversary, the band has joined forces with San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Company to create their own 40-ounce brew, Sublime Mexican Lager.

The beer is described as “clean and crisp” but with a “grainy, malt-forward sweetness,” according to the press release. It will be sold in 12-ounce 6-packs and limited edition 40-ounce bottles starting in June through the brewery’s distributors. A list of retailers that will carry the limited edition bottles has yet to be revealed.

As for how Sublime selected the brewery, band manager Dave Kaplan said it was simply a “perfect fit.”

“Both AleSmith and Sublime are all about staying true to quality and authenticity above all else,” Kaplan said in a statement. “Plus, I always could see that classic Sublime ‘Sun’ logo on a beer bottle. We just needed a world-class beer to go inside, and we found it with AleSmith.”


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