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Fans meet Joe Thomas as he pours his new beer, now on tap at Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Fans meet Joe Thomas as he pours his new beer, now on tap at Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Posted at 10:29 AM, Aug 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-05 10:50:35-04

Browns fans and beer lovers were happy to see Joe Thomas at Great Lakes Brewing Co. on Saturday as the brewpub unveiled a new beer in his honor.

Thomas' beer, 73 Kolsch, went on tap as he met fans, took pictures and poured a glass himself. The limited-edition Kolsch-style ale is an obvious nod to the player who wore number 73 for the Browns.

Great Lakes also printed and filled 73 special-edition crowler cans, which are on sale in the gift shop, according to a tweet from the brewing company.

According to Great Lakes, this beer project began when Thomas and his next-door neighbor, Great Lakes Brewing Co. CEO Bill Boor, bonded over beer.

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The beer can features an illustration of Thomas in his number 73 jersey.

Here are a couple of quick stats about 73 Kolsch, according to Great Lakes:

  • ABV: 5.7% | IBU: 20
  • Flavor: Reliably crisp and smooth with consecutive snaps of earthy hop aromas and subtle rye bitterness

Great Lakes said the beer will be available for a limited time beginning in September at select Cleveland-area retailers in 12 oz. can six packs.

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