AceShowbiz - AC/DC have joined the craft beer craze with the release of two new brews.
The rockers have teamed up with bosses at KnuckleBonz, Inc. and Calicraft Brewing Co. for the new beer, set to be launched at a series of festivals and events in California next weekend (23-25Jul21).
"We are excited to announce this is the first in a series of AC/DC branded beers to be featured in this unique collaboration to bring quality beverages to the music superfan," a joint statement from KnuckleBonz and Calicraft reads.
The two beers are AC/DC PWR UP Juicy IPA and AC/DC TNT Double IPA.
"We blend a mix of Australian Cascade, American Cascade and Simcoe to create a big, bold 8.2% Double IPA," a description reads. "Flavours of fresh-cut grapefruit, sweet mango and fresh pine explode out of the glass. Inspired by the first international AC/DC album, AC/DC TNT Double IPA proves that classics never go out of style."
AC/DC released their latest studio album "Power Up" last year. It marked the return of vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd, and bassist Cliff Williams. They all previously left before, during, or after the supporting tour for 2014's LP "Rock or Bust".
The album also served as a tribute to the band's co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young who passed away in 2017.
"This record is pretty much a dedication to Malcolm, my brother," said guitarist Angus Young. "It's a tribute for him like Back in Black was a tribute to Bon Scott."
"Even the title we give it, 'Power Up', pretty much sums him up, too," he explained in a different interview. "When he put on that guitar, he was one big guitar. To put it this way: When he played guitar, it sounded like there were two people playing."