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Lake Monsters Friday home opener debuting new brew

Baseline Brew.
Published: May. 27, 2022 at 8:30 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont Lake Monsters open up their season at Centennial Field Friday night and adults will have the chance to try something new.

“We love baseball, and we love the Lake Monsters,” said Ryan Chaffin, the general manager of 14th Star Brewing Company. Chaffin and his team at 14th Star Brewing Company came up with Baseline Brew. “We thought taking our original beer, our Valor, and giving it a special graphic to celebrate the Lake Monsters.”

It’s a hoppy amber ale only found at Centennial Field. It’s made with centennial hops, with the goal of sourcing them locally down the line.

Vermont Lake Monsters kick off season at home.

“It would be kind of fun next year as we build this out to use Centennial Hops that are grown in Vermont, down the road,” said Chaffin.

Chaffin says working in beer, he knows how critical the entire experience is for the guest. After all, they are celebrating 10 years in business. “If having a special beer, having a special can makes them feel good about being there, then that is a small part we can play,” said Chaffin.

And Chaffin says at the end of the day, it’s a beer built for baseball. “It’s a beer built for general drinking and I think it’s going to be a perfect hit for the Lake Monsters,” he said.

Friday’s home opener starts at 6:35 p.m.

The Vermont Lake Monsters open up their season at Centennial Field Friday night.

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