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.
2012 Chateau Miraval Cotes de Provence Rose (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie)
Leave it to the culture monster that is Brangelina to go the very specific route, slapping their names on this Provencal rose. The wine, released this past spring, is produced on the vineyards at Chateau Miraval, the couple’s estate in the south of France. Curious about the product’s success? The first 6,000 bottles sold out within five hours. (At a respectable $23.95 a pop!)
A good pun is always a crowd pleaser, much like Hanson’s 1997 pop hit “MMMBop.” That year, none of the brothers were of legal drinking age, but fast-forward 16 years and they’re making their very own pale ale named, you guessed it, Mmmhops. The brew will be released this fall, and all merchandise proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross disaster relief fund to assist tornado victims in Hanson’s home state of Oklahoma. God bless those boys.
Dogfish Head American Beauty (The Grateful Dead)
If you’re thirsting for more musically inspired pale ale, look no further than Dogfish Head’s heavily hyped American Beauty, named after the classic 1970 album by the Grateful Dead. The Imperial Pale Ale, awaiting its October 2013 release, is highlighted by the ingredient to end all hippy-inspired microbrew ingredients–granola. The result: a beer that blends flavors of honey, grains, oats, and fruit.