In the spirit of Dry January, and since we've been missing our mates through various different lockdowns, we released an alcohol-free pale ale which you can send a free case of to a nominated friend.
The beer in question, Lo-Fi, is a hazy, non-alcoholic pale ale which was inspired by the lo-fi beats we listen to when we want a chill one, but it contains nothing but the highest quality simcoe hops for big pine aromas & tropical fruit flavours.
And if you're no stranger to Signature Brew, then you know we're all about pairing great beer with great music, and like all beer, we know it's enjoyed best when drunk responsibly and in moderation.
So with that in mind, here's a list of our favourite musicians who have achieved great success, and without a drop of beer.
Yup, one of the biggest lead singers in glam-rock (and probably, the world) is coming up to being 10 years sober, making Steve Tyler one of the current, leading spokespersons for a life of sobriety.
But of course, we couldn't exactly mention one of the biggest lead singers in the world, and not mention the man himself, Elton John. Having experienced a life of rock and roll throughout the 70s, Elton John now enjoys the ways of sobriety.
If you're looking for a wholesome 5 minutes, then check out this touching video of Robbie Williams recounting a time where Elton John forced him into rehab.
Lead singer of the iconic Florence & The Machine, Welch has also been hugely outspoken about her recent life of sobriety, claiming her biggest indulgences are now, instead, "vintage clothes, books, and so much coffee."
Singer-songwriter of such 00's classics like 'Smile', Lily Allen recently celebrated a year of being completely sober back in July of 2020. Now she's ditched the drugs and the booze, Allen's also vowed to do a bit less scrolling through her phone, and instead read more books for 2021. We can get behind that.
Obviously, it wouldn't be a Signature Brew blog post if we didn't somehow squeeze in a mention of Kirk Hammett, or anything Metallica-related for that matter. When asked if he could go back 10 or 15 years and do anything differently, Kirk Hammett told Kerrang! he would've stopped drinking, and is now coming up to 6 years sober!
The man who coined the term "straight-edge" himself, Ian McKay is one of the leading figures for the personal ideology that promotes abstinence from drink and drugs. Oh, and he's also the lead singer of one of the biggest post-hardcore bands to ever to it, Fugazi.
Heralded as the "anti-rapper of our time" by Vogue, Vince Staples has also been fairly outspoken about following a straight-edge lifestyle, opting for a life of abstinence, sobriety and indifference to money & fame.
Lead singer and co-founder of AFI, Davey Havok has also been a huge advocate of the straight-edge life along with veganism.
Tyler, The Creator
Unbeknownst to Tyler, The Creator, he is also a follower of the straight-edge lifestyle, before he even knew what "straight-edge" was until a friend pointed it out to him. In an interview with Converse, he aptly claimed "that shits just definitely not for me." Fair play.
So there we have it! And believe us when we say we've only scratched the surface of sober musicians, particularly from punk bands.
But in the meantime, if you're on the lookout for a solid, alcohol-free pale ale then look no further.
Lo-Fi is a hazy, non-alcoholic beer which contains nothing but the highest quality simcoe hops for big pine aromas & tropical fruit flavours.