Don’t worry, that strange alien light you’re seeing is nothing to be feared. It’s something to be sipped.
The shimmering green and black cylinder with alien markings on it is a can of Bud Light.
In recognition of the hubbub surrounding the tongue-in-cheek “Storm Area 51” event, Anheuser-Busch has released a Bud Light can featuring a green alien on a black background with a crest that welcomes extraterrestrials to Earth.
The limited release went on sale Friday in Nevada, California and Arizona.
There is also an “alien-friendly” fridge stocked with the special edition cans on display at the Luxor through Friday, though the beer, which is in a roped-off area, is reserved for extraterrestrials, the brewing company said. Officials did not specify what kind of ID would be required as proof of other-than-Earth citizenship.
The marketing campaign was sparked by a Facebook post that invited people to storm the off-limits Area 51 military site in the desert outside of Las Vegas on Friday in search of aliens.
The creator of the event — “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” — said it was a joke, but more than 2 million people responded that they planned to attend. Police and the Air Force have warned people against trespassing.
The publicity surrounding the Facebook post, however, has sparked a number of spin-off alien-themed events, including the Alienstock festival next weekend in Rachel and the Area 51 Celebration music festival Thursday at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Anheuser-Busch is also selling Alien Raid merchandise through its online store.