10 Celebrity-Created Beers, Wines, and Liquors
From a boy band brewing its own beer to a shock rocker slinging absinthe, these 10 stars have made side gigs out of branding booze.
Dreaming Trees Wine (Dave Matthews)
It’s tough to find anything more chill than music festival monolith Dave Matthews and his Dreaming Tree wine collection. The collection, which now includes a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, a red blend called Crush, and a white blend deemed Everyday, was released in 2011. That same year the Dave Man took a break from touring after 20 straight hacky-sack-filled summers. Bonus: Each cork is inscribed with different DMB song lyrics.
Mansinthe (Marilyn Manson)
What do you get when you mix Marilyn Manson with absinthe? Mansinthe, of course. Unbeknownst to many, absinthe wasn’t legalized in the U.S. until 2007, when a nearly 100-year ban was lifted. It was also in 2007 when Manson started slinging some of the purest wormwood this side of Switzerland (where absinthe originated).
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (Wil Wheaton)
A microbrew prided in beer-geekdom, this imperial stout is the brainchild of Stone Brewing Co. CEO Greg Koch, fark.com creator Drew Curtis, and last, but not least, actor, blogger, and self-described “über-geek champion” Wil Wheaton. (For some, Wil will always be known as Gordie from Stand by Me.) With a whopping 13% ABV, this strong brew is highlighted by plenty of hops, pecans, and, of course, 100% Wil Wheaton wheat.