Well this happened. Bonfire Brewing in Eagle Colorado has decided to name its American-style barleywine after everyone’s favorite good Christian boy, Tim Tebow. And that totally makes sense – name a high-ABV beer after a devout Christian who abstains from alcohol. Sure. Perfect sense.
The name was created as they were serving the beer during a Broncos game, trying to figure out what to call it. From Bonfire’s website:
On October 6th, 2011, in anticipation of the January Vail Big Beers fest, our brewmaster created a strong batch of American Barleywine. It fermented out as predicted and then embarked on two solid months of aging. On Sunday December 11th, we gathered ’round the tap room to sample the beer and watch the Broncos game. Solidly warm in our bellies after one or two, the name ideas began to flow. As the beers emptied, the minutes in the Bronco game waned, and a certain quarterback had launched another miraculous comeback. When the last three points registered on the scoreboard, our Ale Ambassador called out, with his arms spread wide….”TEBREW.” The Bonfire Barleywine had a name…
TEBREW is about celebrating victory, drowning the sorrow of loss, raising a glass and rooting for the home team.
If you’re a Bronco’s fan, you could certainly use a little help making through the games, as this season has been one nail-biting fourth quarter comeback after another. But if you want a taste, you’ll have to go to the brewery.
Tebrew is only available on tap and Bonfire can’t legally ship it off the premises. They’ll also have 10 gallons of the stuff at the Vail Big Beer Fest in January, where you can either toast to a Broncos playoff birth or drown your sorrows after the Golden Boy runs out of miracles. Either way, you should probably take a knee as you take a sip.
Thanks to Mathew Molde for the heads-up on this one!