Astros superstar George Springer brews special World Series beer for Houstonians
When it comes to athletes chasing championships, the standard advice is not to show too much emotion. Act like you've been there before. Be in the moment.
Definitely don't do anything as audacious as plan for a celebration. Baseball players are notoriously superstitious; participating in an activity that anticipates victory could be seen as jinxing a team.
Either nobody told George Springer those unwritten rules or he doesn't care about them. The Astros all-star right fielder has a special brew in the works if the Astros win another title.
Springer served as an "honorary brew master" at Anheuser-Busch's Houston brewery. Working with AB brew master Rich Cooper, Springer helped create a special batch of Budweiser Championship Reserve. If (when?) the Astros win the World Series, kegs of the beer will be tapped both in the Astros' locker room and at about 20 bars across the city.
Just to be clear, "Championship Reserve" uses the same recipe as regular Budweiser, but the company confirms the beer will come from the batch the World Series MVP oversaw when he visited the brewery. If nothing else, the thrill of victory should make it taste a little better.
“I love Houston. I love the city and the energy of the fans,” Springer said in a release. “Going to the brewery and getting to create a Budweiser reserve brew was an awesome experience that will make it even sweeter to tap those kegs when we win at the end of the long postseason road ahead of us.”
If it works, maybe some of Houston's local craft breweries will get in on the act next year. After all, who wouldn't want a Buffalo Bayou Bregman stout or an 8th Wonder Altuve lager?