Braves Fans Can Drink Beer That Was Aged In Baseball Bat Shavings

I do not consider myself a beer expert. I like all those weird craft beers and prefer them over cold urine with bubbles, aka your Miller Lites and Bud Lights of the world. But I wouldn’t be able to tell you why a certain beer is good and describe the way it was brewed. I just know when it’s good. Just like I know this beer will be good. From CBS Sports:

After a long road trip to open the season, the Atlanta Braves will finally open their new home, SunTrust Park, on this coming Friday. When they do, the fans will get to take in a unique beer that is only sold at the ballpark. Fitting in with the Braves and their tomahawk chop, the beer is Chopsecutioner, a bat wood aged IPA. 

My verdict is that it’s very good. It’s a lighter IPA with a great flavor. That was the goal, per brewmaster Brian “Spike” Buckowski, as he wanted to create something much lighter than their signature Hopsecutioner. 

Has there ever been a better name for a brewmaster than Brian “Spike” Buckowski? It’s so perfect it sounds made up. Spike went on to explain that the process for brewing Chopsecutioner isn’t much different than aging beer in regular old wood barrels. But again, don’t care about how it’s made, just want the deliciousness in my face.

I find it very hard to believe that beer combined with the shavings of a 33 inch Mizuno maple isn’t scrumptious. We’ve seen players lick and kiss their bats while standing at the plate, and now we know why. And what better way to relate to your favorite player than getting hammered off his bat? File this away as one of those ideas you wish you thought of, because it’s going to be huge.


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