Bud Light offers to give free beer to 'any alien that makes it out' of Area 51
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Bud Light is offering to give free beer to any aliens that make it out of Area 51 in Nevada, as an online campaign to "storm" the site has attracted the attention of millions.

The beer maker made the announcement in a series of tweets about the military base, which conspiracy theorists have long believed to be a place where government officials hold secret information about extraterrestrial beings. 

In one tweet on Monday, the company joked that it would “like to be the first brand to formally announce that we will not be sponsoring the Area 51 raid.” 

But later in the week, the company changed its tune, tweeting: “Screw it. Free Bud Light to any alien that makes it out.” 

The company then released a photo of what it referred to as its “Area 51 Special Edition” beer.

The photo showed a green and black beer bottle with a label reading: "Greetings Earthlings. This is the famous Area 51.”

“We know of no space beer by any other life form which is brewed and aged to be more refreshing,” the label continued. “Our cryogenic aging produces a light bodied space lager with a fresh taste, a crisp, clean finish, and a smooth drinkability.”

“Take us to your leader,” it added. The promotion also featured the message: “We come in peace.”

In recent weeks, a Facebook event that promotes the storming of Area 51 has drawn more than a million people who are "going." An additional 1.2 million people have also indicated they are "interested" in the event. 

“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” the event description reads. “If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens.”

Although the man who created the event, Matty Roberts, has recently said he intended for the page to be a joke, the Air Force issued a warning to those who may be serious about a plan to infiltrate the Nevada Air Force training site.

“[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,” a spokeswoman for the base said last week.

“The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets,” she added.