The Tradition is a limited-release D.C. United specific beer - the only one of its kind in the DC sports world.
The special DC Brau craft beer will be a unique, one-of-a-kind brew, crafted specifically for D.C. United and its fans to enjoy. One thousand gallons of the beer will be produced and will be made available exclusively at participating D.C. United official bar partners and at the DC Brau Brewing Company.
"My motivation for making this particular beer with D.C. United came from a willingness to make an ale that all soccer fans can enjoy," said DC Brau President and Head Brewer Jeff Hancock. "United fans drink all kinds of different beer, and with this particular ale I wanted it to reach a broad spectrum of palettes from those who drink everything from light lagers to hoppy pale ales. There's a little something for everybody in this Golden Ale!"
The name, "The Tradition" was submitted by Donald Wine II in the D.C. United "Brand the Brew" contest, which kicked off May 15, 2013 and ran until May 29.
“[To] have a beer that I named in kegs or on shelves, or even just to have people drinking it—I’m going to be walking around with the utmost pride that I was even a part of that,” said Donald Wine II, the contest winner and a member of Screaming Eagles.
"The unifying factor between D.C. United and DC Brau is the same element that connects both of us to our fans," said DC Brau CEO Brandon Skall. "Pride: Pride in what we produce, pride in our city and pride in ourselves!"
"Anyone who walks through the Lot 8 tailgate will undoubtedly see DC Brau's distinctive silver cans and Capitol Dome logo in the hands of our most ardent fans," said D.C. United Marketing Manager Andrew Minucci. "The quality of their product is what our fans demand and we are excited to quench their thirst by combining the beer they crave with the team they love."
Style: Golden Ale
Hops: U.S. Fuggle, U.S. Cascade
Malts: Pale, CaraPils