So far so good! The Bruins are currently undefeated in the 2018 playoffs. So statistically they are on pace for the first ever 16-0 run to the Cup, and what the hell, why not just do it?
But before I get into our #BeerForTheGame I want to take a moment and say a quick word. I’m sure you’re all aware of the Humboldt Broncos from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. And all hockey fans worldwide are devastated in learning that 16 members of the team and staff were killed in an accident involving a semi-trailer truck. I had a friend in high school that was involved in this type of incident, and Boston Pucks contributor David Wayne rode a lot of those buses in junior, so needless to say this one hit pretty close to home with us.
I’m so very sad for the victims and their families. And though it may not help, they’re all in my thoughts. What can help is a donation to the teams’ GoFundMe page. If you can spare a dollar I urge you donate. Money can’t replace what’s been lost but it will help the families with any expenses this may have caused. And get those #SticksOutForHumboldt.
Now back to my two favorite subjects in the world, my wife hockey and my son beer (please don’t tell my wife that sentence).
I’ve had a couple days to think about my beer of choice for this years playoffs. And since I started with a New England IPA I should probably stick with those throughout the whole thing, being a Boston fan and all.
Do you have a favorite NEIPA? Let me know what you think, hit me with a suggestion, and if I choose your suggestion I’ll get you some free beer from my brewery @30MileBrewingCo. You’ll just have to wait a bit to get it by mail receive it til the weather warms up a bit (I haven’t forgot about you Lori @bruinsgirl125).
So for tonight’s Game 2 vs. Tarrant my #BeerforTheGame is Two Juicy, from Two Roads in Stratford, CT.
Two Roads is a monster of a facility and it contracts brews from some of the best brewers in the world like Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø (Evil Twin Brewing) and Sean Lawson (Lawson’s Finest Liquids). This place is a friggin spaceship, total state-of-the-art brewing facility. But back to our #BeerForTheGame…
Two Juicy is a well crafted NEIPA with mango, kiwi, a hint of lime of the nose, a tip-of-the-tongue crispness, and a lingering mandarin orange. And if you know your fruit, cactus pear too. It’s juicy. It’s got a great coating mouthful and it’s got a great price point. What’s not to love? Go getcha some and let me know what you think.
30MileDevon is a BostonPucks contributor on all things beer. He is the owner of @30MileBrewingCoin Connecticut and is a lifelong Bruins fan and season ticket holder.