Sunday, November 30, 2008

Days of the Beer, November 30

The beer for today is Czech Rebel Beer.

On November 30, 1955, in Stanmore, Middlesex, England, William Michael Albert Broad was born. Based on one of his school teacher's descriptions of him as "idle", William took the stage name of Billy Idol.

Idol, started his punk career with Siouxsie & the Banshees (before being named), in 1976, but quit and joined Chelsea in 1977. He soon quit that, and co0founded Generation X, and became the lead singer. After three albums, the band broke up, and he began his solo career.

His first few songs, "White Wedding and "Dancing with Myself" got him lots of airplay on MTV (back when they played videos).

Idol's second LP was released in 1984 and was Rebel Yell. It reached number 2 in the UK and #6 in the U.S.

As to the beer:

Czech Rebel is brewed by Měšťanský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S. I'm not exactly sure what that means, or how to pronounce it. They are located in Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic.

Light draught beer with nice bitterness, higher volume of carbon dioxide and higher frothing quality.
Czech Rebel comes in at 4.4% alcohol.

So, for the guy who popularized the Rebel Yell, have a Rebel Beer.

No comments: