Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Nineties boy band Hanson 'bops' into beer making

Published: Monday, December 05, 2011, 12:30 PM

I have to admit, I giggled a little when I heard this on 95.7 over the weekend: the nineties boy band Hanson Brothers will be making their own beer. 

Really? Beer? 

Home brews by celebrities are not uncommon, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot’s Down ’n’ Outz for example and of course there was Madonna's famous stint on the wine bottles for her family's winery, Ciccone Vineyard in Suttons Bay. But the Hanson Brothers? 

After “bopping” around on the World Wide Web, I discovered that it is true. The name: MMMHop IPA, an India pale ale named after the group’s biggest—and I believe only hit—“MmmBop.” 

According to Express.co.uk, which broke the story, the Oklahoma band was speaking and performing some of its music at Oxford Union on November 28, when boys broke the news of their latest venture. 

“It’s vital our fans have trust in everything Hanson does,” said Zac Hanson, as reported byExpress.co.uk. “We are soon going to be selling our own beer. I’m not joking—MMMhop IPA anyone?” 

Rolling Stone announced the beer is scheduled for released in 2012.

Apparently the band already has a board game and a record player for anyone interested in playing their latest recording, which is the 2010 Shout It Out

First an appearance in Katie Perry’s “Last Friday Night” music video and now beer, with the story going viral on the web. This could be the comeback year for the group, or at the very least give hope to the Jonas Brothers.

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