Even with the baseball world on hold, the digs at the Houston Astros surrounding their sign-stealing scandal persist. The latest may be the most clever, as one New Jersey brewery created a custom beer just to take a shot at the Astros.
Departed Soles' newest drink is named "Trash Can Banger" and is a beer dedicated to slighting the Astros' 2017 World Series championship. The drink itself contains 2,017 grams of hops in each barrel, and the can design mimics Houston's well-recognized striped jerseys.
Why exactly did Departed Soles decide to make this beer? It was a simple mentality that most would agree with.
"I'm not a fan of cheaters," Departed Soles head brewer and owner Brian Kulbacki told NJ.com
Kulbacki noted that the beverage has created some support among Yankees and Dodgers fans who were heavily impacted by the 2017 events, while people in Houston are not too fond of it. That's no surprise, though Kulbacki was taken back by how many Astros fans remain blind to what happened.
The creation of the beer stemmed from the brewery missing live sports; taking a shot at the Astros in the process was an added bonus.
"We're all very big sports fans, and we're all desperate for sports to come back," Kulbacki said. "We're desperate for anything to talk about other than a pandemic right now. So we thought it was an opportune time to put out a beer."
At ballparks or bars, it looks like the Astros won't be escaping the digs anytime soon.
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New Jersey brewery takes shot at Astros' cheating scandal with new beer originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington