The St. Louis Blues have won the hearts of hockey fans in its city and beyond with their remarkable run to the Western Conference Finals.
A day after the Blues' Game 2 win in San Jose to tie the series against the Sharks at 1-1, a hockey-inspired creation has been released to satisfy the taste buds of fans in the St. Louis area.
Introducing PLAY GLORIA: A hazy pale ale that blends a juicy flavor profile remnant of pineapple, lemongrass, and fresh citrus with a crisp lingering bitterness that’ll quench your thirst. Now on tap! #STLBlues #LetsGoBlues pic.twitter.com/QDvE1BQ45k— Center Ice Brewery (@CenterIceBrew) April 25, 2019
The name of the beer is a reference to the song "Gloria," by Laura Branigan, played at the Enterprise Center whenever the Blues score a goal. The bar says its creation "blends a juicy flavor profile remnant of pineapple, lemongrass, and fresh citrus." The refresher contains 5.2% alcohol.
Center Ice Brewery is the bar that has unveiled the original ale, located in the Midtown district of the city. The bar's website describes the establishment as "built to bring the innovation of craft beer into the world of hockey. After brewing nearly 1,000 gallons of beer in his basement, our owner Steve Albers, decided to take the leap of faith and open Center Ice Brewery with a goal to bring hockey fans, parents, players, coaches and those in the craft beer community together."
Their "Play Gloria" selection will complement other hockey-themed beers offered, such as "The Old Arena Lager," "Puck o’ the Irish Stout," and much more.