Eric Thames and Brewers team with MillerCoors to create unique beer –

Brewers first baseman Eric Thames is batting .313 with 13 home runs and 25 RBI. (PHOTO: David Bernacchi)Published May 19, 2017 at 11:36 a.m.

Milwaukee loves Eric Thames and Eric Thames loves beer. Milwaukee has great beer history and Eric Thames is exceedingly marketable. Now, the Brewers have found a way to capitalize on all of that and we could all reap the sudsy rewards. On Monday, the club announced, Thames and a couple of teammates will visit MillerCoors and work with the brewmasters there to create a unique beer that will be sold exclusively at Miller Park during a limited release later this season.

After a weekend series in Chicago against the Cubs, the suddenly and surprisingly first-place Brewers will return home and have an off day Monday. Rather than relax or get some work in the cage, though, Thames and relievers Oliver Drake and Corey Knebel will spend part of their day learning about the science of beer at MillerCoors, a longtime Brewers partner. Knebel is a home brewer, while earlier in the season Thames – to the glee of Milwaukee fans – said this to USA Today:

“I came to Milwaukee before I signed, checked it out, and after an hour I knew it was where I wanted to be. I love the Midwest. I love the hospitality of people. And Milwaukee has great beer. I love beer.”

According to the Brewers, Thames submitted a “wish list” of beer preferences for style, taste, appearance and aroma to the experts, and on Monday he and his teammates will begin the production stage at the MillerCoors pilot brewery. The new beer’s name will be announced at a future date, the team said, and fans will have an opportunity to sample the original

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