Heyyyyooo! 30MileDevon here! And it’s time for me to fill you in on the BostonPucks #BeerForTheGame. A cool little feature for us beer fans to share our love.
Since we have the lovable Jumbo Joe and his San Jose Sharks in town right now my beer for the game tonight had to be picked with a little need for an edge. Over the past seven seasons the B’s are a less than stellar 5-6 against the Sharks, including one overtime win. It’s been a pretty tight recent history between the two with the Sharks outscoring the B’s by only two goals total over those 11 games. Against the fast paced Western Conference teams the Bruins don’t see as often I try go into these games with a glass half full mentality. Tonight, it will be a pint completely full and overflowing mentality.
I expect the B’s to show a strong effort tonight, so with that in mind I went with a high ABV beer to match that intensity. I stopped by my friend Johnny’s brewery, Armada Brewing (@ArmadaBrewing) in East Haven, CT and he set me up with Liberty Abandoned; a Russian imperial stout.
This one delivers a really creamy mouth feel and hides that 10% ABV kick really well. It has a tiny bit of bitterness and notes of coffee and chocolate. This one is really well balanced and a sipping beer to keep you warm. It’s stout Season, it’s hockey season, and this is a perfect start. I think you’ll enjoy. What are you drinking for the game?
30MileDevon is a BostonPucks contributor on all things beer. He owns 30 Mile Brewing Co. in Connecticut and is a lifelong Bruins fan and season ticket holder.