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Bud Light Is Making a Beer for Aliens That Escape Area 51

Remember when a bunch of people joked about rushing Area 51 to "see them aliens"? No, not that time Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith went there. It was briefly popular earlier this year and then companies jumped on the bandwagon before the hype died down online. That's the time we're talking about.

Bud Light was one of those companies. It promised free beer for the aliens who escape Area 51, as well as a limited edition alien-themed can for the alien-freeing revelers. Though, it'd only do those things if this tweet hit 51,000 retweets. Well, that tweet missed the mark, but Bud Light wouldn't let that ruin their good time. The cans are happening. 

The "Storm Area 51" event is supposed to go down on September 20. So, drinkers in Nevada, Arizona, and California can get the alien can now to celebrate the potential for extraterrestrial life whether or not they're headed to the Nevada desert. 

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Courtesy of Bud Light

The company's announcement says there's an "alien-friendly fridge" loaded with beer, awaiting the arrival of otherworldly beings to come and have a cold one. "The fridge is locked with an alien finger scan," the announcement says, "to ensure the beer supply is available only to our extraterrestrial friends." The fridge is sitting at the Luxor in Las Vegas, of course. Where else would aliens go after being released from decades-long confinement?

Naturally, there will also be "Alien Raid merch" that matches the cans. You can buy all that from abgiftshop.com. It's hard not to feel like this joke has gotten a little out of hand.

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Courtesy of Bud Light

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow him @dlukenelson.