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Bottoms Up: 5 Beers From 5 Bands To Give You 5 Hangovers

Whether you're at a show with friends or just putting your feet up while listening to some tunes after a long day at work, for many alcohol is just another part of the rock and roll experience. And when hard liquor gets too expensive and wine seems too highfalutin, there is one drink that's always there for you: Beer.

In the last few years we've seen many artists -- including Maynard James Keenan of Tool and Les Claypool of Primus -- take up the fine art of winemaking, which shouldn't come as a surprise. Popular culture teaches us that wine is a sophisticated drink, most likely to be stored in a cellar, and appreciated for its depth of flavor. You can see why some artists want to be associated with it.

Beer is a blue-collar drink. It's for people who work hard and/or want to get smashed on a budget. It's what you use to play beer pong and tailgating. And while it may not scream luxury the same way wine does, there are a handful of artists out there who have gotten into the beer game.

Check out the following list to see if your favorite band has a brew of their own.

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