(photo courtesy of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
A pretty cool local story came out last week that a few Brewers really got to live up to their team's namesake. On an off day last Monday, Eric Thames, Corey Knebel, and Oliver Drake partnered with MillerCoors and lent a hand to help create a custom signature beer to be sold at Miller Park later this year. Thames is a self-described beer lover and has made it known that was part of the reason he chose to come to Milwaukee. Knebel has dabbled in homebrewing during the offseason. As for Oliver Drake - well, after the week he had, he probably just needed a beer. Normally this type of story during a typical Brewers season in Milwaukee would make headline news of the Journal Sentinel sports page, but with how much the team has exceeded expectations thus far, it might have flown under the radar more than usual.
The type of beer the "brewers" created is being described as a "juicy IPA," and even me being the beer aficionado that I am had to look up with that was. It's basically just a very floral and aromatic IPA. Even if the team is out of first place by August when the limited-edition beer is expected to be ready, these players and the fans will have something excited to look forward to. The Brewers have not only increased the quality level of play on the field this year, but also their beer offerings and promotional schedule, and this is just another of many cool events to look forward to at Miller Park. As much as I enjoy a frosty High Life at a hot summer game, I've really enjoyed all of the more upscale local brews at the ballpark this year, and I can't wait to try this beer.
Brewers 27-24, +1.5 (4 @ Mets, 3 v. Dodgers)
2017 GAMES ATTENDED:
Erik - 4 (+8 worked)
Peter - 15