Bud Light is Giving Away Free Beer to Aliens at Area 51
You’ve probably heard of the viral Facebook event calling people to help raid Area 51. The Bud Light beer brand is now getting in on the fun. If there really are aliens living inside Area 51, Bud Light will be standing at the doors offering each and everyone of them free beer!
By Justin Beerber on Jul. 24, 2019
If you follow Bud Light on Twitter, then you’ve probably noticed that Anheuser-Busch InBev is the latest brand to get swept up in the trending topic that revolves around the Area 51 Raid event that is supposedly set to take place on September 20, 2019.
Bud Light Offers Free Beer to Aliens
At first Anheuser-Busch, the makers of Bud Light, wanted nothing to do with the internet drama about Area 51. The famous beer brand initially posted on their public Twitter account, “We’d like to be the first brand to formally announce that we will not be sponsoring the Area 51 raid.” However, the brand decided to go in a slightly different direction by tweeting this only two days later: “Screw it. Free Bud Light to any alien that makes it out.”
Screw it. Free Bud Light to any alien that makes it out. https://t.co/AOWOYL3Oyp
— Bud Light (@budlight) July 17, 2019
Twitter users were quick to ask questions regarding the free beer for aliens. When beer lovers see the words free and beer in the same sentence, it typically gains popularity. It was only one year ago that Molson Canadian was the center of a ‘free beer stunt’ that sadly turned out to be a total scam.
Area 51 Special Edition Bud Light Can:
Just before 3:00pm on July 17, 2019, Bud Light tweeted a picture teasing the design of their new Area 51 Special Edition Bud Light beer can.
The limited-edition Area 51 Bud Light beer can read:
“Greetings Earthlings. This is the famous Area 51. We know of no space beer by any other life form which is brewed and aged to be more refreshing. Our cryogenic aging produces a light bodied space lager with a fresh taste, a crisp, clean finish, and a smooth drinkability. Take us to your leader…for drinks.”
An in disbelief twitter user replied to Bug Light’s tweet asking, “Is this real news?” and the official Bud Light account was quick to respond with, “51,000 RTs [retweets] and it will be.”
At the time of this article, the tweet has 39,626 retweets. If you really want to get your hands on one of these special edition “Bud Light Area 51” alien cans, head over to Bud Light’s Twitter page and retweet!
Other big brands & celebrities get in on the Area 51 Raid fun:
Bud Light isn’t the only one to jump on the Area 51 Raid bandwagon. Many celebrities, including Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers, have posted to their social media pages about their interest in the raid at Area 51. Lil Nas X released a spacey Old Town Road music video dedicated to the trending topic. Lil Nas X has even come out and said he wants to do a free concert at Area 51 on the night of the raid.
What is Area 51?
Area 51 is the common name of a highly classified the United States Air Force facility. Area 51 is located in Nevada. Many people have speculated over the years that if aliens are indeed real, the United States government may be hiding them within the facility.
Area 51 Raid:
“Storm Area 51, The Can’t Stop All Of Us” is a facebook event that was created by alien enthusiasts planning to “storm” the famous area. Currently, 1.9 million Facebook users have responded with “going” on the event page.
While the Facebook event and copious of memes that have come out about the raid seem to be all in good fun, the representatives of the Air Force are not laughing. A spokeswoman for the armed service branch is warning people of the dangers of storming Area 51, claiming “any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is extremely dangerous”.
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