Mar 23, 2013; Frisco, TX, USA; A Budweiser and Michelob beer stand before the game between FC Dallas and the Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Stadium. FC Dallas won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL And Beer...A Comparison (Part 1)

Well, since everyone’s missing the NHL due to the Olympics, I thought I’d have a little fun. All the blog sites have been writing about trade rumors, the Olympics, whats next for your team, etc. Booooring!!

Jan 25, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) celebrate win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. The Bruins defeated the Flyers, 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

I’m going to compare the Original Six  NHL teams and the Columbus Blue Jackets to the beers that most match the team’s personality. For example: Sam Adams Boston Lager is perfect for the Bruins. Obviously, one reason is they’re both from Boston. Duh. But Sam Adams Boston Lager is a full-bodied, very well respected beer.

Now, comparing the Bruins to that description, have you ever seen Zdeno Chara? At 6’9 and 255 lbs, he is a very full-bodied hockey player. They also have many seasoned, well respected  veterans on the squad…like Chara, Chris Kelly, and Tuukka Rask, all who have won Stanley Cups. An original team and an original patriot. A perfect match.

See how much fun that is?

Feb 8, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) is congratulated after the game by teammate defensemen Josh Gorges (26) after defeating the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Now, lets look at the Montreal Canadians.  Molson Canadian is the perfect beer for this original team. Molson was first established in Montreal in 1786, well before the NHL was formed. But the brewery has backed the franchise from the start without any reservations. The Molson Canadian bottle has a maple leaf on the front, the symbol of Canada. The Montreal Canadians are lovingly called “Le Habitants” meaning the habitants of Canada. Molson and hockey just go together like peas and taters. A perfect match.

Stay tuned for Part 2!

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