Barenaked Ladies Beer: Band Launching Chocolate-Flavoured 'BNL Strong Beer'

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Barenaked Ladies are joining the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Pearl Jam and Motorhead with their own brand of booze entitled "Strong Beer."

The Toronto Star reports the band has joined forces with The Flying Monkeys, craft brewers from Barrie, Ontario, to created the "chocolate-flavoured, strong imperial stout." According to a press release on the band's site, the beer's release will coincide with their "Symphony Barenaked" cross-Canada tour which starts in Vancouver Nov. 30.

Flying Monkeys boss Peter Chiodo -- who said the band were "totally involved in the birth of this beer" -- told the publication he came up with the idea after drinking some of the Pearl Jam beer called Faithfull Ale.

"I thought it would be a lot cooler if there was something where the band actually came into the brewery and helped make it," he said. "It would have more meaning that way."

After touching base with other Canadian musicians, Chiodo said Barenaked Ladies eagerly accepted the offer. Drummer Tyler Stewart also tweeted a photo of himself at the brewery during the visit, described as a "crash course in the brewhouse."

"I worked in the Beer Store when I was younger, but never dreamed I would have my own beer one day," he said in a statement. Meanwhile, Kevin Hearn contributed artwork to the packaging.

The beer is 11 percent alcohol and is reportedly being priced at $13.95 per 750 ml bottle. Choido says the sharp price is the result of using "four times as much of each ingredient as there are in our other beers."

Barenaked Ladies will play two nights in London, Ontario later this month before the Canadian symphony tour begins. The band released their last studio album -- and their first without former member Steven Page in 2010, entitled All in Good Time.

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