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Beer And The Columbus Blue Jackets


Mar 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney (31) reacts during a time out against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period at the United Center. Chicago defeats Columbus 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Now for the Columbus Blue Jackets!

I’d really like to say that Hudepohl matches the Blue Jackets, but they’re based in Cincinnati, not Columbus. I could include Great Lakes brewery, but they’re based in Cleveland. Neither fits just right.  Now, their IS an Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Columbus, but we all know they originated in St Louis.

Now, I could also include a few of the bigger microbreweries in Columbus, like Gordon Biersch, Neil House, or the Columbus Brewing Co. But I guess none of them are a perfect fit. So, in my opinion, there isnt a beer that matches the makeup of the Blue Jackets. Yeah, I’m as disappointed as you are.

Maybe we could salute the Russians that played in the Olympics with a shot of Stolichnaya vodka. Or salute the Canadians on the team with Goldschlager to honor their gold medal performance.  Or simply to honor the American players with PBR. It doesn’t get any more American than that.
Ok, now lets have some fun with a few of the remaining teams. I have to say Leinenkugel fits the Minnesota Wild, after all the brewery is in Chippewa Falls, Wi, only 100 miles or so from Minneapolis. Or, since there isn’t a major brewery in North Carolina, make home brew (or moonshine) their mascot drink.
Ok, how about the California teams? Wine, of course, drank with the little pinkie extended. Texas? Lone Star of course, or maybe a Tequila Sunrise. Arizona? Maybe a nice Arnold Palmer dressed up with a shot of something strong.
Anyone else have any suggestions?

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  • Palm Tres

    “Now, I could also include a few of the bigger microbreweries in Columbus, like Gordon Biersch, Neil House, or the Columbus Brewing Co.”

    Ummm…Gordon Biesrch is a national chain and Neil House is tiny and doesn’t even make beer, they make cider or something like that. Barley’s Brewing Company is the natural choice. Born and bred in the Arena District (well, actually they pre-date the arena), they make arguable the best beer of the many formidable micro brews in the Columbus Area and are a block away from the arena. I have had countless Scottish Ales there before games. No doubt that Barley’s IS the CBJ ale.
    Oh, and I almost forgot, their beer is for sale at the “local brewery” stand behind section 121 during games, so I guess that makes them official :-)

  • RedStorm45

    Elevator Brewing Company – Bleeding Buckeye, or really anything they brew.