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We’ve made a Buckfast infused beer – Commotion Lotion!

JUNE 20, 2017 by KKC

King Kong Company and YellowBelly Beer

King Kong Company (Best Live Act Award 2016 – Pure M Magazine) and YellowBelly Beer (Gold Medal Winners Alltech International Beer Cup 2017) have joined forces to launch a Buckfast infused beer for festival season. Yes, a Buckfast infused beer! It’s called Commotion Lotion, and everyone involved is deranged with excitement about it, but possibly a little reluctant to share this limited edition brew. One bulging eyed brewer had to be dragged out from under a tank, cradling a slab of cans, hissing “preciousssssss” as the things were being loaded into a delivery van.

Commotion Lotion is a beer built specifically for festivals, in a handy 330ml can, perfect for bringing to gigs, it’s refreshing, packed with fruit, easy to drink and… it has Buckfast in it! The lads at Yellowbelly drew on their experience to create the best possible brew and King Kong Company added a healthy dash of feckless abandon.

Commotion Lotion is available from all good stockists of craft beer from Thursday 22nd June, just in time for Body&Soul.

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King Kong Company have gained a reputation as the best festival band on the island. At Electric Picnic last summer there were as many heads outside the tent dancing in the rain as there were crammed in to it. Fergal D’Arcy from Today FM said it was the “Gig of The Picnic”, and Dan Hegarty of 2FM said “King Kong Company stole the Electric Picnic weekend”. This summer the band will beat their chest further afield, with some exciting gigs that include Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair and Amsterdam Dance Event, but you can catch them in their natural habit when they headline the Midnight Circus Stage at Body&Soul on Saturday 24th of June. Body&Soul is the spiritual home of King Kong Company, it’s the festival that gave them their start and it’s the festival where they’ve had some of their most memorable performances. Expect something special.

At last years Great Irish Beer Festival, YellowBelly and King Kong Company first crossed paths. Sparks flew. KKC have featured on the brewery playlist since, and cans of YellowBelly have been in the fridge at the bands HQ. The Beer Boys invited the KKC crew across the Wexican border to visit their Willy-Wonka-like facility, and as with all the best plans in the world, the notion of a Buckfast infused festival beer was born while a few other brews were being sampled (it would have been negligent not to conduct as much market research as possible).

Enjoy Commotion Lotion responsibly.

Win a slab of Commotion Lotion here.

If you’re coming to Body & Soul we’ll see you at 1am, Saturday night, Midnight Circus tent for some of this;


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    Allister Thomas

    June 21, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Will it be available in shops across the UK?

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      June 22, 2017 at 7:47 am

      Hi Allister, YellowBelly Beer are the brewers and distributors for Commotion Lotion, I don’t think they distribute to the UK. If not we might have some at our gigs in the UK over the summer.

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    June 21, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Any chance of exporting this to canada or the US?

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      June 22, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Hi Mark, YellowBelly Beer are the brewers and distributors for Commotion Lotion, I don’t think they distribute outside of Ireland but if you check in with them I’m sure they can help. Cheers!

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    June 22, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    When ya say outside of Ireland, any chance they goin to send any up north

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      June 22, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Hey Michael, I don’t think it’s available up north yet. But if you send a message to the guys at YellowBelly Beer, they might be able to help you out.