While it might be April Fool’s Day, the newest collaboration between a craft brewer and a popular band is no joke.
According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Elysian Brewing and the band Def Leppard are joining forces on the appropriately named Def Leppard Pale Ale, a 6 percent ABV pale ale brewed with British malts and northwest hops that will be packaged in 16-ounce cans. This is the second most recent collaboration between the band and a brewery to come to light, after a label for a beer named Def Leppard IPA was filed by Golden Road Brewing earlier this year.
In addition, there have been a number of collaborations between craft brewers and bands over the years, including Clutch from New Belgium Brewing Co. and the band Clutch, Dragons & YumYums from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and The Flaming Lips and Punk in Drublic from Stone Brewing Co. and NOFX.
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.