Nashville, TN – R.S. Lipman Brewing Company announced today a special collaboration between two Nashville originals. Grammy award-winning artists Kings of Leon and Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beer partnered together to produce a limited-edition release called Revelry, an Amber Ale. Available in cans and on draft in select Nashville venues beginning September 1, net proceeds of Hap & Harry’s Kings of Leon Revelry Ale will be donated to The Arthritis Foundation to fund research and treatment of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The story behind the collaboration between Hap & Harry’s and Kings of Leon began in 2016, while the band was recording their seventh studio album, WALLS, in Los Angeles and couldn’t find their favorite beer, Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Lager, which is only distributed in Tennessee, so they contacted the brewery and requested a few cases.
“It was cool that the band thought to reach out to us,” recalls Nic Donahue, son-in-law of Robert Lipman who created Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beers in honor of the friendship between his grandfather, Harry Lipman and Hap Motlow, of the legendary Jack Daniel family. “I got to meet the Kings at the Music City Food + Wine Festival. We discovered we have a lot in common: kids the same age, a passion for food and music, our families live here in Nashville. Add to that we all appreciate the opportunity to enjoy great beer with great friends.”
“We call Nashville home and Hap & Harry’s has become our go-to local, craft beer. As we began planning Music City Food & Wine Festival and the first concert at Nashville’s minor league ballpark, we thought we’d develop a special edition beer to celebrate those two events and raise some money for a cause near and dear to our heart in the process,” said Kings of Leon drummer, Nathan Followill.
Named for a song from the 2008 Kings of Leon album “Only by the Night,” Hap & Harry’s Kings of Leon Revelry Amber Ale is a light and clean sessionable ale with restrained chocolately malts. It’s easy to drink and food friendly.
Hap & Harry’s will produce 330 cases of Kings of Leon Revelry Amber Ale and will debut the beer at Music City Food & Wine Festival (September 15-17) and make it available for purchase at the Kings of Leon concert at First Tennessee Park on September 29th. Revelry Amber Ale will also be available for a limited time on draft and in cans at select bars in Nashville.
About Kings of Leon
Since their debut in 2003, Kings of Leon (Caleb (guitar/vocals), Nathan (drums), Jared (bass) and Matthew Followill (guitar)) have released six albums (Youth & Young Manhood (2003), Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004), Because of the Times (2007), Only by the Night (2008), Come Around Sundown (2010) and Mechanical Bull (2013)), sold over 18 million albums and over 24 million singles worldwide. The multi-platinum selling band has had five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, all six of their studio albums on Billboard’s Top 200 list and two singles that reached #1 on Modern Rock radio. In addition, they have had seven Grammy Nominations, four Grammy Award wins, three NME Awards, two Brit Awards and one Juno Award. They have toured all over the world, playing at top venues and headlining major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Glastonbury. Kings of Leon released their seventh studio album, WALLS, in Fall of 2017.
About Hap & Harry’s
Hap Motlow, of the legendary Jack Daniel family from Lynchburg, TN, used to tell his friend Harry Lipman, “To make great whiskey, you gotta make great beer.” As the first distributor of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey after the repeal of prohibition, Harry passed this lesson down through the generations of Lipmans, who still remain in the beverage alcohol business to this day. Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beers honor the friendship these two men shared over a half-century ago. Brewed in Nashville, Tennessee, Hap & Harry’s Beers revisit the time in America when the freshest beer came from local breweries. H&H beers are crafted in a style that can be enjoyed on any occasion. They are free of preservatives and adjuncts, and use only the finest grains. Crisp, full-bodied, and with a clean finish, Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Lager and Tennessee Ale are a true representation of American beers.
About R.S. Lipman Company
R.S. Lipman Company is a Nashville-based international supplier of wines, spirits, beers, and mixers. In 2011, R.S. Lipman began creating and acquiring brands to build a diverse beverage alcohol portfolio. The company’s portfolio now includes: Country Club Vodka (established in 1957), Lonely Cow Wines from New Zealand, Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beers, U.S. Veteran owned Heroes Vodka, Red Eye Bloody Mary Mixes, El Diamante del Cielo Tequilas, Old Hickory Great American Whiskeys, Hidden Jewel California Wines, Saturday Night Red Wine, Napa & Sonoma Smith Wines, Napa Smith Brewery collection of craft beers, and the Eros Spinozzi Selections of premium Italian wines.
About The Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. The needs of families living with juvenile arthritis (JA) are unique and urgent. In the United States, an estimated 300,000 children have JA or other rheumatic conditions. Multiply that by their parents, siblings, extended family and others, and the number of people affected is astronomical. For almost seven decades, the Arthritis Foundation has upheld our unwavering promise to assist them and their caregivers. We’re boldly leading the JA fight, ensuring easy access to life-changing resources, community and care.