Queen (the Band) Launches Bohemian Rhapsody Lager

By Gary Cutlack on at

The remaining members of the group Queen have hit upon a novel way of marking the anniversary of that novelty song they did that goes on for ever. They're releasing a type of lager to, somehow, celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

The Queen Bohemian Lager is a Pilsner, meaning it's brewed in the Czech Republic to a strict recipe in accordance with the beer's Protected Geographical Indication status within the EU. It's a version of the Bohemian Pilsner that's produced in the country by many breweries, hence the link with the band and that bloody old song that's probably going to be number one in the charts again for most of this summer. The result of the "bottom fermented" brewing process is a "golden, hoppy" drink with a 4.7 per cent alcohol rating, one that's "less gassy" than other lagers.

It's not the first move into bizarre merchandise for the band. They also do a Queen's Hot Space Hot Sauce, a peppery condiment designed to add "hot rocking heat to your favourite savoury foods," plus there's an official deck chair for letting ageing fans listen in comfort while enjoying a lager in the garden. [NME]

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