LSU Tiger Beer

Posted: July 20, 2011 in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Other, Uncategorized

I thought I’d seen and heard it all … But then I read this, and listened to the interview.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Louisiana State University is now a Micro-Brewery, that’s right, now instead of bringing your own beer to the tailgate, or mixing your own shine; you will now be able to experience Saturday in Death Valley full of LSU’s own home-brewed BEER, Name To Be Determined.

Just remember everyone, this is for educational purposes only, and not for the purpose of obtaining inebriation.For the record, I think that holding Collegiate classes in a Micro-Brewery is an Awesome yet Very Very Bad idea.

How many athletes will be allowed to register for Micro-Brewing 101 at a time? And in season?

UPDATED 7/22/11

Bloomberg Business Week weighs in http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9OJLKN82.htm 

The News Star gives their Nickles worth http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110721/OPINION01/107210314

 
Posted: Wednesday, 20 July 2011 3:21PM

LSU to brew & sell own brand of beer

Chris Miller Reporting

Given LSU’s reputation as a party school, it’s hard to believe this is a new thing, but the school this fall will begin selling its own line of beer, crafted by students, with the help of a Baton Rouge micro-brewery.

Tin Roof brewing owner William McGehee says the LSU-themed beer is brewed with Tiger tailgaters in mind.

“It’s going to be a light and crisp refreshing blond ale,” said McGehee.  “It’s hot down here at least nine months out of the year.”

Tin Roof Brewing Company owner William McGehee:

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But the purpose of this pilsner, says McGehee, is not inebriation, but education.

“Some of the professors from the food science department are going to hold classes over at the brewery,” McGehee said.  “We just wanted to teach, I guess share, our passion for beer.”

McGehee says they will also offer internships for students wanting to learn more about the business.  There’s no official roll-out date yet, but plans are to get it on store shelves during football season.

Several LSU fans made suggestions for a name for the LSU beer on WWL Radio’s  Facebook page.

LSBrew, The Golden Beer from Tigerland, Tiger Bait, and Tiger Golden, were a few of the suggested brand names for the beer.

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Comments
  1. Sabine Becks says:

    Cool to here details on micro brewery. Best beer brewing can be identified with various kinds of contest and events.

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