Jonathan Toews gets ultimate honor of having beer named after him

He has three Stanley Cups, two Olympic gold medals, one Conn Smythe Trophy, a lake named after him and, of course, one Mark Messier Leadership Award. But one achievement Jonathan Toews had yet to earn? Having a beer named after him.

Enter Tinley Park, Il.-based Hailstorm Brewing Company who earlier this week introduced a brew in honor of the Chicago Blackhawks captain.

Welcome, Captain Serious #19 Pale Ale:

Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Hailstorm Brewing Co.

According to I Heart Beer, the brew is “a dry, hoppy, west coast style pale ale brewed with Simcoe, Mosaic, and Galaxy hops. It’s 45 IBU and 5.6% ABV.”

That all sounds pretty great for the captain, who enjoyed himself a beer or a few during the Blackhawks’ previous two Cups of this era.

From an ESPN.com article with Patrick Kane last season:

Toews: Who drank more beer or champagne out of the Cup in 2010 and 2013 combined -- me or you?

Kane: Are you trying to make me look worse or better here?

Toews: You can say me.

Kane: Well, as the captain, you had two days with the Cup.

Toews: Yeah, I logged a few more hours with it -- and I took advantage of it.

Hailstorm is hoping that this will help lure Toews to the brewery with a special guest, the Stanley Cup, tagging along.

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Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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