There's no question that Kevin Hayes has assimilated well to Philadelphia.
Since signing a seven-year, $50 million deal this past offseason, the 27-year-old has endeared himself to Flyers fans. From being Gritty's roommate to his fun nicknames to playing hockey well and helping - hopefully - lead the Flyers back to the playoffs, Hayes has quickly become a fan favorite.
The next logical step: A beer made and named in his honor.
Yards Brewing Company is releasing "Big Hayes-y 13" on Friday.
The beer is a double New England style IPA. For those unfamiliar with the style, New Englands are traditionally known for being juicy and hazy - hence the name - unlike traditional IPAs which have more hoppy bitterness. It's also an ode to Hayes' roots being from Dorchester, Massachusetts, and starring at Boston College.
The Flyers take on the Rangers Friday night so you can drink it while New York second guesses letting Hayes get away. Seems like the perfect beer to suck down while watching Hayes kill penalties and score goals with fantastic cellys.
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