Atlanta United-Inspired Beer, Cider Selection Strong for 2020

Knox Bardeen
February 27, 2020 - 12:13 pm
Atlanta United at Georgia Tech

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The city of Atlanta – 17s everywhere, in fact – received a pre-MLS season gift on Tuesday when Atlanta United shut the door on FC Motagua, 3-0, in CONCACAF Champions League action to advance the Round of 8.

Next up… the Five Stripes’ MLS opener on Saturday in Nashville.

SportsRadio 92-9 The Game will not only travel a few hours north to broadcast the game Saturday, but we’ll hang out and tailgate prior to the match kicking off and also spend Friday at TailGate Brewery Music Row for an on-the-road version of Dukes & Bell followed by a special Stoppage Time with Mike Conti and Jason Longshore.

To commemorate Nashville’s MLS debut, TailGate Brewery will release a hazy IPA called Tenn SC (more on this later). While we’ll get to taste TailGate’s hazy IPA, we’d be remiss if we didn’t share the plethora of Five Stripes inspired brews from right here in Atlanta.

Brew: Rowdy and Proud

Brewery: Three Taverns

Details: 6% IPA with Huell Melon, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops

Rowdy and Proud IPA
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The folks over at Three Taverns are huge soccer fans, and that’s not an exaggeration. They brewed a pilsner, Pils Mundial, in 2014 to commemorate The World Cup that was so popular it became a year-round beer called Prince of Pilsen.

As Atlanta United’s inaugural season approached, Three Taverns teamed up with the supporter group Resurgence and created a beer with the team at heart. Resurgence was responsible for the “Rowdy and Proud” chant and Nathan Berrong, Three Tavern’s brand cultivator, said they “chose this name because not only is it THE chant associated with the club, but also a badass name for a beer.” Can art was carefully crafted with Atlanta United colors in mind.

Three Taverns has completely bought into the Unite and Conquer phenomenon, and Rowdy and Proud IPA is a perfect brewed emblem.

Brew: Fan Cider 2; All Stripes

Brewery: UrbanTree Cidery

Details: 6.5% medium dry cider; 6.5% barrel-aged cider

Fan Cider 2
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UrbanTree, founded by husband and wife team Tim and Maria Resuta, is the official local cider partner of Atlanta United 2 and created Fan Cider 2, a medium dry, complex, and full-bodied cider made from Georgia-grown apples.

All Stripes was made in collaboration with All Stripes, an LGBTQ community supporting Atlanta United. All Stripes starts as hand-pressed apple juice that’s fermented with white wine yeast and then aged in rum barrels. Think dry, oaky, vanilla, and brown sugar hints with this one.

Brew: Golden Spike

Brewery: Reformation Brewery

Details: 4.7% Juicy Lager with only 120 calories

Golden Spike Reformation Brewery
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Golden Spike is a juicy lager named after Reformation Brewery's favorite pastime. Its North Georgia made and is a limited edition wrap of JOGR The Juicy Lager.

Reformation brewed Golden Spike in collaboration with the Esperanza Supporters Club. It is dry hopped with Loral and Citra and has notes of orange, melon, and grapefruit.

Brew: 2 Spikes Red

Brewery: Dry County Brewing Company

Details: 5.5% German Pilsner

The inspiration for 2 Spikes came from Dry County's desire to celebrate Atlanta United 2 when the side moved to Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, president of Dry County Brewing Company Trey Sinclair told 92-9 The Game. "We wanted to brew a beer that really celebrated the team, so we used grains representing team colors: Red Malt and Victory Malt.”

Dry County only makes 2 Spikes available during soccer season.

"We have loved serving as the official pregame and post-game spot for the 2 Spikes Supporters and all of the other awesome Atlanta United and Atlanta United 2 fans. We look forward to doing it again this year," said Sinclair.

Brew: Vikings of the South

Brewery: Second Self Beer Company

Details: 6% Norse IPA

Second Self Vikings of the South
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Second Self is the only brewery in the Southeast that uses this particular 500-year-old yeast strand that creates an IPA with a mango tropical nose that also features passionfruit and hints of Georgia peaches. The beer is available in draft and cans during soccer season and is a collaboration with Terminus Legion.

Brew: Tenn SC

Brewery: TailGate Brewery

Details: 6.5% Hazy IPA

Tenn SC Hazy IPA TailGate Brewery
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To commemorate Nashville’s MLS debut, TailGate Brewery is bringing back one of their most popular releases, general manager Trey Bruchey told 92-9 The Game. Tenn SC, a hazy IPA brewed for our futbol-loving friends, will be released on Friday, Feb. 28.

Passionfruit, papaya and mango jump out in this tropical IPA with a soft and creamy mouthfeel. What’s extra exciting about this release? TailGate Brewery is packaging it in 12-ounce cans this year.

If you're coming to Nashville for the live broadcast of Dukes & Bell and a special Stoppage Time with Mike Conti and Jason Longshore, here's some information about TailGate Brewery Music Row:

Not only does TailGate Brewery offer a huge tap list and as many as eight rotating experimental ciders, TailGate Pizza is from scratch, craft pizza, made in-house and TailGate drops two new beer releases every week.

Brew: Atlanta United FC Ale

Brewery: Goose Island Beer Company

Details: 5.9% American IPA

Goose Island’s Atlanta United FC Ale is the official craft beer of Atlanta United. It’s hopped with Pilgrim, Celeia, Cascade, and Centennial.