Hopefully this will make an appearance at their Winnipeg show!
It will be twenty-five years ago this June when Sublime, a Bob Marley-loving trio, put out their debut album on their own little record label. Sublime’s 40oz. to Freedom wasn’t one of the biggest albums of 1992, but it kind of was… Right? Not really.
It took another four years or so and the death of lead singer Bradley Nowell for the band to get on the mainstream train. But once they did, woah.
40oz. to Freedom eventually sold more than two million copies, which is a lot for an independently released record – obviously.
This summer, 40oz. to Freedom, is getting a BEER to pay it tribute. Sublime and beer? Yup! San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Company is releasing a beer called “40oz. to Freedom” (Creative).
Apparently it’s described as a “Mexican-style lager,” and will be sold in limited quantities in 40-ounce bottles and nationwide in six-ounce cans.
Along with the beer, Sublime will re-release its 1995 Badfish EP on vinyl for Record Store Day, which happens in April.
They stop in Winnipeg on July 12th, so again, it would be super cool if they brought a few cans of this! Actually no, cases. It would be cool if they brought cases of this.