MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine is preparing to launch an exclusive MEGADETH beer in partnership with the world-class craft brewery Unibroue.
Unibroue is among the most highly awarded breweries in North America. Its beers have earned over 296 international medals to date.
À Tout Le Monde, a Belgian-style saison ale made in Quebec, Canada, will be launched this Friday, October 21 during an epic party at World Of Beer in Orlando, Florida.
Mustaine, who has been in and out of rehab for drugs and alcohol, tells Forbes that he now drinks primarily in social settings.
“Some [sober] people can never drink like normal people but I can and I do,” he said. “I can probably drink four or five beers. Being a rock star, I’ve gotta watch my gut.”
Regarding why he chose Unibroue after considering two breweries on the west coast of the United States, Mustaine said: “I’m a bit of perfectionist. [Head brewer Jerry Vietz] takes great pleasure in what he does and we thought it was really a great union.”
À Tout Le Monde is not Mustaine‘s first foray into the business of alcoholic beverages. Back in 2014, the MEGADETH leader teamed up with Fallbrook Winery winemaker Vernon Kindred to create the Mustaine Vineyards Cabernet.
Mustaine, who was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and is now a born-again Christian, spoke to the Reno Gazette-Journal in 2013 about his own struggles with addiction and how his spirituality aided in his recovery.
“It’s really weird,” he said. “I was forced to go to AA [Alcoholics Anonymous]. And I hated it. But I had come to a point where I knew that the jig was up. The thing was, God had entered my life and he sent me to AA. Then after I got sober at AA, he sent me back to him. Now I have this real simple, easy-Dave-and-the-Big-Guy relationship. There’s no middle man. No funky stuff. No having to pay dues or membership or anything. And I don’t push my beliefs on anyone. It’s about attraction, not promotion.”