Can and glass filled with BlackStack Brewing Loon Squad Game Day IPA.

St. Paul stars BlackStack Brewing is known for scoring plenty of wins with their wonderful brews and they’ve paired up with another local favorite to brew something special for opening day. Loon Squad Game Day IPA is here to celebrate the Minnesota United FC returning to the Midway.

Loon Squad Game Day IPA

It’s great to see sports back in action with the stands full of fans. Few Minnesota teams have as rabid of fans as the United FC. More than once a fan has scolded me for calling it such, without “Minnesota” preceding it.

To celebrate their return, BlackStack Brewing has made another kicking craft beer. They made one for the team before but this one is a bit different, utilizing a different hop lineup that scores even more.

Pouring a healthy hazy light yellow, a frothy white head forms on top of the brew. The foam slowly settles and leaves just a bit of lace on the side of the glass.

Big citrus notes fill the nose. Pineapple, sweet grapefruit along with Meyers lemon, peach, and a hint of nectarine.

Citra, Strata, Simcoe, Cashmere & El Dorado hops combine to create a tropical treat. Juicy crushed pineapple drips on the tongue, with a touch of grapefruit and white peach sweetness. The malt balances things nicely and things dry out nicely as it remains juicy into the fresh fruity aftertaste.

Go Team

Hoppy, hazy and refreshing, this one goes down great while cheering the team on in the hot summer sun. This tropical treat crushes while the United FC does the same on the field.

Grab some BlackStack Brewing Loon Squad Game Day IPA now and kick it with your favorite team.

A glass of Loon Squad Game Day IPA sitting on the bar at the BlackStack Brewing taproom in St. Paul.