This Friday night at Veterans Memorial Hall, a brand new Rockford themed beer will officially be released.

How do you know when your band has "made it?" When you release an album? Going on tour? Sold out shows?

I'm going to say when you have a beer named after you.

In my opinion, that's a pretty big deal.

Well, Rockford's own Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts are a local band that now has its own beer.

Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts Beer Logo

That's impressive. All their hard work finally paid off.

It's a collaboration between the band and BuckleDown Brewing. The beer is distributed by Breakthru Beverage Illinois.

The beverage isn't just a novelty thing. This brew tastes good.

You can check it out for yourself this Friday at their show.

Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts Show Poster

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Video: Rare acoustic performance "Heavy Metal" Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts without Miles