Fans Aren’t Thrilled with the Eagles’ Decision to Partner With Goose Island

The Philadelphia Eagles, via Facebook and Twitter posts:

We teamed up with Goose Island Philadelphia to launch a custom brew for Eagles fans! FLY-PA drafts will be available all season long at Lincoln Financial Field and Goose Island Brewhouse.

I like Goose. The Brewhouse is across the street from SugarHouse Casino and has a nice big outdoor area and a pretty diverse beer list.

It’s not local, though, and people complained about this. Goose is a Chicago-based brewery but owned by AB InBev (Anheuser-Busch), which is the reason for the ire. If you go through the Facebook and Twitter comments you’ll see a lot of annoyance with the fact that the Eagles did something with a big corporation instead of one of the regional craft joints.

This was one of the complaints:

And here was another one that jumped off the page and slapped me right in the face:

A lot of breweries have done Eagles and Sixers themed beers, but yeah, this one does seemingly rip off the Broken Goblet jawn. It’s worth pointing out, of course, that the NFL has a partnership with Anheuser-Busch that extends through the 2022 season, so that relationship already existed. I don’t think anybody should be surprised by the fact that the Eagles would work with an AB InBev brewery.

But whatever. You are the consumer. You can choose to buy it or not buy it. There are plenty of options out there, and if you’d like to try this one, branded as “an IPA brewed for champions,” then you can get it at the Linc or the Brewhouse:

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19 Comments

  • Hardcore 2 1/2 for 4 September 20, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Beer snobs are the new hipsters.

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    • get a clue September 20, 2019 at 9:37 am

      You sound like a member of the dirty 30.

      Reply
  • MULL September 20, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Lol at Charles scolding the Eagles for making a decision based on sponsorship money.

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  • Big fan of eagles Shirley September 20, 2019 at 9:45 am

    The eagles should tell these local beer guys to fuck off

    Reply
  • SO Taguchi - Phillies Legend September 20, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Morons with ironic mustaches outraged that large corporation works with another large corporation in business venture, story at 11.

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    • What the ? September 20, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Ironic mustache?

      Impossible.

      Reply
  • Fartface McGillicuddy September 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

    I heard the eagles chose Goose Island over Chuck Frizzell’s brewery mostly because of Goose’s superior ability regarding the correct use of “then” vs. “than”.

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    • Angelo’s fake laugh September 20, 2019 at 10:08 am

      HAHAHAHA

      Reply
  • Gmacnow September 20, 2019 at 10:07 am

    What about Conshy brewing?

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    • Reggie Noble September 24, 2019 at 12:35 am

      Fuck you, retire

      Reply
  • Kate Devlin September 20, 2019 at 10:45 am

    I don’t have an opinion on who the Eagles should partner with, I just hope everyone calls an Uber after they’ve indulged in a few adult beverages! Stay safe folks!

    – Kate

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  • Jo Turco September 20, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Really? This is a story ?

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  • Butch from manayunk September 20, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    I made up a song about the new beer, Ang!

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    • mayor of colwyn September 20, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      let me guess, it is sung with the Flintstones theme song. GET A LIFE REAL-LIFE BUTCH FROM MANAYUNK!

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      • Butch from manayunk September 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm

        Is there any other kind?

        I can also make up a song about Phillies minor leaguers you’ll never hear about.

        Reading reading Phillies…….

        Reply
  • K Lot Krew September 20, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Only drunken tailgate losers drink beer and give us philadelphia fans a bad reputation! here’s an article about our blood sucking team partnering up with a beer company

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  • Deputy Van Halen September 20, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    fuck buying local.

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  • The owner is a J ew September 24, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    So he’s going to partner with whomever pays his the most money. He doesn’t give a c rap about local breweries. As long as all the sheep keep showing up, he’ll be fine.

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    • Just the facts September 25, 2019 at 12:01 am

      You’re absolutely correct…..Joos own the teams…Blacks play the sport… Whitey pays the bills.

      Reply

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