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Status Quo have teamed up with Wychwood Brewery to launch a real ale named after their classic album Piledriver.

Described as “a classic English beer brewed by a classic English band,” its launch will tie in with the deluxe edition of the 1972 album, due in March.

Pegged at 4.3%ABV, Piledriver is a traditional malty amber drink with a fruity, hoppy character – and the band report they enjoyed the process of
being involved in its creation.

Francis Rossi says: “Music and beer go well together – anyone denying that has never been to a gig, and certainly not a Quo show.
We wanted to create something special for the fans, and us of course, to enjoy. Piledriver is it.”

Rick Parfitt adds: “Piledriver is renowned as one of those albums where it all went right. The chemistry was perfect and the fun flowed.
Wychwood has helped us create a beer with the same ethos… and a huge blue gorilla as a truly arresting logo!”

Brewery boss Chris Keating comments: “Nothing can beat the combination of music and real ale. To produce a beer for a band as revered as Status Quo is quite simply brilliant.”

Piledriver goes on sale in Weatherspoon’s pubs from February 17th before going on general sale in April.