Date: 25th September 2016, updated 16th February
Report by Dan Marquardt
Two Brothers Artisan Brewing in Warrenville, Illinois, just launched their new pinball-themed craft beer called Pinball Juicy Hop Pale Ale.
Of course, everyone knows drinking beer goes great with playing pinball, so I am reporting on what may be the first official pinball machine themed beer. The graphics on the can feature flippers, pop bumpers and pinballs.
The beer is light-bodied and highly-hopped. It has a tropical and citrus fruit flavor, hoppy and sweet. The alcohol content is 5.4% by volume.
The Pinball Pale Ale is available at the Two Brothers' three locations in the Western suburbs of Chicago and at their location in Arizona. The beer is also sold in cans in stores in about a dozen states. Check their website at twobrothersbrewing.com to find out where it is available.
Fans of pinball machines and hoppy, sweet craft beers should give this new beer a taste.
Chris Giles wrote to tell us about another pinball beer. This is from Clifford Brewing in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada.
The 5.7% American Pale Ale is described by the brewers as having, "dominant aromas of citrus, pine, and tropical fruits, paired with a smooth bitterness, and balanced with a slightly bready malt body".
Pinball Wizard doesn't seem to be generally available outside Ontario, but if you find it in your local craft beer outlet please let us know.
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