Nearly two years after the infamous Fyre Festival tore through the Bahamas, people are still relishing the disaster. Thanks to two nearly simultaneous documentary releases, Fyre Fraud (Hulu) and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix), viewers were able to watch how the festival's promises of a life-changing weekend transformed into a marketing and criminal scandal that was ultimately too good to be true.
Cameron Chandler, brewer at Addison-based Bitter Sisters Brewing Co., saw the Netflix documentary and was "captivated" by the incident. So much so it inspired a beer called Fyre Festbier, announced Friday and touted as "equal parts experience and hype."
"This beer will guarantee you a backstage pass to the next Ja Rule concert in the Bahamas via our private jet. Think of a beer that is a journey not a destination," reads the Facebook post.
Exciting! Tantalizing! Take my money so I can get a picture for Instagram!
Unfortunately, like Fyre Festival, the beer was also too good to be true. When reached for details about the release, Chandler sent photos of the grim scene at Bitter Sisters Brewing.
"We wanted to have fun with the storyline of the festival and how it parallels to beer releases," he said via Facebook message.
And to think I was fully prepared to trade sexual favors for this brew.