Bud Light: Free beer for any alien that escapes Area 51

CNET | 7/18/2019 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
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Guard Gate at Area 51 (Groom Lake, Dreamland) near Rachel, Nevada.

It can't be easy to be an alien trapped in Nevada's mysterious Area 51. But now there's even more incentive for the little green or gray creatures to break out: Free beer.

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We wrote earlier about a tongue-in-cheek Facebook event to "storm Area 51" and "see them aliens." More than 1.7 million people claim they're going to the Sept. 20 event at the legendary US military facility.

But don't joke with a well-armed military force. The US Air Force told the Washington Post that messing with the highly classified location is a terrible idea, saying in a statement that "the US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets."

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Enter American beer Bud Light, known for its irreverent and sassy ads. First, the beer tweeted from its official account that, "we'd like to be the first brand to formally announce that we will not be sponsoring the Area 51 raid."

We’d like to be the first brand to formally announce that we will not be sponsoring the Area 51 raid.

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That didn't last long. On Wednesday, the beer brand rethought things, tweeting, "**** it. Free Bud Light to any alien that makes it out."

A publicity stunt, sure, but this isn't something some intern just thought of in a...
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