Hugh: Coors Light to Make Beer From Ice Collected at Tampa Bay’s Home Rink During Stanley Cup Final
Published on July 9th, 2021 @ 6:20 PM
Alcohol kills germs, but still. Coors Light has used ice collected from the rink at Amalie Arena during the Stanley Cup Final, which Tampa Bay Lightning won, to brew “Champions Ice.” The limited-edition beer will be available on tap in Tampa-area bars and in 32-ounce collectable “crowlers” beginning next week—including the day of the Lightning’s Stanley Cup parade. Coors says to get the ice for the brewing process, they used shavings collected by the Lightning Ice Crew in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Montreal Canadiens. It put the shavings in stainless steel hydro-flasks and shipped them overnight to its brewery in Golden, Colorado. The team gave their blessing to Coors, the official beer of the team, to brew with the rink ice. Of course, blood and sweat can often be found on the ice during NHL games, but Coors says the water used to create the brew has been processed and cleansed.