If you’re a football and craft beer fan in San Francisco, I’m a little jealous of you right now. Not only have the 49ers made some nice offseason moves to its lineup, but the 21st Amendment Brewing Company has added a new offering to its roster as well. Those in the Bay area have an advantage of everyone one else because they can try 21st Amendment’s beers on tap at its full service pub, but residents of 22 other states can still enjoy 21st Amendment’s offerings.
— Heather Ceran (@htceran) April 16, 2015
Torrey Smith, formally of the Baltimore Ravens, found his way to the 49ers on a five-year deal. The 26-year old wide receiver is faster than most people get him credit for, as Smith actually led the NFL in 2012 in drawing pass interface penalties. In 2014, Smith led the NFL during the regular season with 11 drawn pass interference defensive penalties as well. With Colin Kaepernick working on his mechanics during the offseason, Smith has a chance to be a big-time playmaker for the 49ers. I like him as a top-20 receiver in 2015 Fantasy Football leagues.
Veteran Frank Gore may have departed, but Reggie Bush will look to help fill the gap. Bush is a shifty, dual-threat back, who will add another dimension to the 49ers’ passing attack. With five seasons of 300 or more receiving yards, defenses will have a hard time containing Kaepernick and Bush. While Bush will split some time with Carlos Hyde, Head Coach Jim Tomsula stated that, “Reggie can be an every down back.” As long as he can stay on the field, I think the 30-year old running back is very valuable in PPR leagues.
So while Fantasy Football fans prepare for the 2015 season, 21st Amendment has something to help the time move a little faster. The latest addition to 21st Amendment’s lineup, Down to Earth, Session IPA, has all the flavor and aroma of a traditional IPA, but it only sits at an alcohol volume of 4.4%. As craft beer enthusiasts know, it can be difficult to brew a beer with a lower alcohol content, while also trying to maintain an intriguing and unique taste profile. 21st Amendment co-owners Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan, have managed to do just that.
O’Sullivan, who is also the Brewmaster, stated that, “We added several late additions and capped it with Mosaic and Centennial dry hops, two of my favorites. Both are amazing and the combination is over the top hop goodness.” Down to Earth is actually replacing 21st Amendment’s Bitter American, for its year round line-up.
With the addition of Smith and Bush and an exceptional new craft brew, the city of San Francisco is in for a good year.
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