Queen to release an anniversary lager

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Legendary British rock group Queen have announced that they will be making a commemorative branded lager.

The beverage will be called ‘Queen Bohemian Lager’ to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, which was first released in 1975. The track has become synonymous with the band after it spent a total of nine weeks at number one in the UK singles charts in the year it was released. By the end of January 1976, the single had sold over one million copies.

This latest news comes just a few months after Queen released their own brand of vodka called ‘Killer Queen’, which is also a 40th anniversary drink celebrating theit hit single of the same name. ‘Queen Bohemian Lager’ is described by the band as a “golden hoppy” beer.

The Queen crest that graces the Pilsner lager was designed by late singer Freddie Mercury while he was a student at Ealing Art College in London – where he earned a diploma in art and graphic design.  The lager has been brewed in the Czech Republic. It was was born out of Plzen in the western half of the country and was previously part of the Bohemian Kingdom back in the 1840s, where it became known as Bohemian Pilsner.

Guitarist Brian May has also recently revealed that the band would be interested in headlining Glastonbury in the future alongside Adam Lambert, who has been touring with them since 2014. May has said that the former American Idol contestant is the only person capable of filling in for Mercury.

“Look these things get put on the table, it would be interesting to do Glastonbury if we were an operational unit at the time. You see this year Adam’s off doing his solo work at the moment so it wouldn’t have worked. You only look at things that are possible logistically at the time.”

With the organisers of Glastonbury confirming they have already booked next year’s headliners, it could be possible that the 2016 festival could see Queen grace the Pyramid Stage.

Watch the video for the band’s classic song, below.

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