Solana now boasts its own limited edition beer inspired by some of its most popular nft projects like DeGods, Degenerate Ape Academy, Okay Bears, Solana Monkey Business, Thugbirdz, Cets on Creck, Catalina Whale Mixer, and John Lê’s “The First Edition.”
Although the makers aren’t from the Solana Foundation or its core network contributors, Solana Labs, the beer is the product of barrelDAO, a brewery, and distillery that is community-driven.
As per the announcement, Solana Summer Shandy will be rolling out in limited quantities, which includes a total of 333 beers in 16-packs.
Each of the beers comes with an SOL non-fungible token [NFT] that will begin by being redeemed on 29 Aug. Once it is redeemed, one can reclaim the beer.
BarrelDAO is planning to release the digital collectibles on Magic Eden, a leading NFT marketplace created on the SOL blockchain. Each of 16-pack is priced at 1.35 SOL, which is near to around $45 at press time. The price includes the beer shipping across the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
The co-founder and CEO of Barrel Labs, Dave Goldman, revealed that the firm owns around 20 of the individual NFTs on the cans. However, 23 of these have been listed through licensing agreements reached with the holders of the NFTs. He further stated,
Over the past three days, we painstakingly went through and licensed every single NFT used in this can design. We knew that this could kick off a big conversation about IP in the NFT space, and wanted to be sure that we set a standard for other [consumer packaged goods] brands to follow.
Further, the beer is a part of a unique promotional activity for the projects built on the SOL network. Earlier Solana stole the limelight after it announced its very own mobile- Saga Phone [web3-compatible] and an IRL store.
Solana Expands Its Real-World Use Cases
The latter was its first physical store Solana Spaces in New York City, to sell cryptocurrency-related products.
The store featured an NFT gallery with the Degenerate Apes Academy Collection hanging on the walls. It contains an interactive installation showcasing all transactions and processes on the Solana blockchain as they happen in real-time.