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May 11, Our 3rd Annual Mike Sadler Tribute Beer Release!


Join us for a special event in the taproom beginning at 1pm on Saturday, May 11, when we release our third annual craft beer made in honor of Michael Sadler, the nationally-known punter from Michigan State University who was killed in a tragic car accident. Mike was a gifted Michigan State University All-American punter and Academic All-American; however, his charisma, character, and ever-present sense of humor are the part of his legacy many people most remember.


In 2017 we created a beer based on a trick play / fake punt Mike ran in a crucial conference match-up to help ensure a victory during Michigan State’s Rose Bowl-winning season. The beer was designed based on Mike’s favorite homebrewing creations. This year we designed a beer based on Mike’s personal favorite beer style. Since the two beers are fairly closely aligned, we decided the names should be closely aligned. The full name of that aforementioned trick play? “Hey Diddle Diddle, Sadler Up the Middle.” With that first beer named “Hey Diddle Diddle”…it was pretty natural to name this year’s beer “Sadler Up the Middle”.

“Sadler Up the Middle”, an incredibly drinkable Belgian Wit brewed with chamomile tea, mango, and oranges, will officially be released at the Colorado Spartans Social on Friday, May 10, and will be released in the taproom beginning at 1pm on Saturday, May 11.  Also beginning at 1pm is a very limited release: 150 bottles of “Sadler Up the Middle”, and far fewer crowlers of “Hey Diddle Diddle” (which will also be on tap for a very limited time).  $1 from every sale of these beers will be donated to The Michael Sadler Foundation.


Come join us this weekend, raise a pint, and lay down your roses in memory of Mike.


Other Information:

Here’s some information about Hey Diddle Diddle, including articles and more information about the original event.

– Last year, our tribute beer was “Sadler’s Banana Hammock”, a nod to a legendary prank pulled on his assistant coach.

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