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Alien-themed Bud Light hits shelves in Arizona, Nevada & California

This Bud's for you & our neighbors from space
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Posted at 12:43 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 15:51:12-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Earlier in the summer, Bud Light announced that it would be offering free beer to any alien that manages to slip out of the grip of government officials at Area 51.

Well, now the beer is available for those us not being held captive at the Top Secret Military Base.

However, Earthlings must pay for the fizzy cans of brew. Bud Light even put a little alien on the can — who's showing a sign of peace with its two fingers in the air.

The limited release went on sale Friday, September 13 in Arizona, Nevada, and California.

So, what's with the aliens?

The marketing campaign came to fruition after a Facebook post went viral for inviting people to storm the off-limits Area 51 military site outside of Las Vegas. After the local police and U.S. Military threatened to "use force" on anyone that attempted the break into the base, the creator of the event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” said it was all just a joke.

The only problem is that more than two million people responded.

Facebook took down the Facebook post and now there's been a spin-off of alien-themed events. One of them is an Alienstock music festival in Rachel, Nevada. Although, the band lineup has yet to be released because it's "classified."

Meanwhile, Anheuser-Busch is already selling "Alien Raid" merchandise through its online store.