Craft beer and celebrities don’t seem like they’d go together. Small independent breweries and extremely rich and famous celebrities don’t really have the same vibe. But, more and more celebrities are getting into brewing, and we’ll never be upset about more beer to try. Some celebrities even own breweries, and some of those breweries are really good. In fact, here are the best celebrity owned breweries.
This brewery is owned and operated by none other than Kelsey Grammer. (If you’re not familiar, he portrayed Frasier Crane on Cheers and then on Frasier.) His brewery has two beers so far, Faith American Ale and Calico Man IPA.
From portraying a regular in a show set in a bar to brewing beer himself, all we can say to Kelsey Grammer at this point is Cheers. (Terrible pun. We know.)
Old Stinkhorn is a private brewery so you won’t be able to try their Macca beer. That is, of course, unless you happen to be friends with Paul McCartney.
You read that right, Paul McCartney brews his own beer for himself and his friends. The brewery isn’t there to make money, it exists because he loves brewing beer. That’s sweet enough to make us want to sing a Silly Love Song.
Rust Belt Brewing is a brewery set up by Dean Norris, a name you may recognize as the actor who portrayed Hank Schrader on Breaking Bad.
He set up this brewery in order to collaborate with Sony Pictures and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co to bring you Schraderbrau, the beer Hank brewed on the show.
The label even has the same picture as Hank’s brew did, so for everyone who still isn’t over Breaking Bad, this beer is a must try.
Update: This brewery is now closed.
The White House
So obviously the White House is not a brewery and we understand that the president does not own it, but we couldn’t complete this list without telling you that former President Barack Obama is a homebrewer.
While in the White House, Obama brewed White House Honey Ale. He is the first president to brew beer in the white house, or, at least the first that we know of. If we’re being honest, we wouldn’t be surprised if some of the founding fathers had a secret brew of their own.
Celebrities and craft beer brewing may not seem like two things that go together, but as it turns out brewing beer is a calling no one can resist. Whether the brewer is a president, an actor, musician, or an everyday person, we’re grateful for the breweries and grateful for the beer.
And by the way, if you do happen to be friends with Paul McCartney, could you send us a case?