The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal dominated a large part of the Major League Baseball offseason. It didn't leave Yankees fans very happy, as the team lost playoff series to the Astros in two of the last three years. Well, now Yankees fans based in the tri-state area could have a way to deal with that anger thanks to Jersey City-based brewery Departed Soles.
They have a new beer called "Trash Can Banger," which not so subtly pokes some fun at the Astros. It is a session IPA with a 5.4 percent alcohol content and the can clarifies that the Astros are the subject of the name. It is orange, yellow, and red, looking very similar to the jerseys that the Astros wore in the late 1970s until the mid 1980s.
"Trash Can Banger" also takes shots at the Astros during the brewing process, before it's even canned. There are 2,017 grams of hops per barrel, which is the year that the Astros won the World Series.
He also told NJ.com that the brewery was looking for innovative ways to continue to sell their beers during the coronavirus pandemic. In the "Trash Can Banger," they killed two birds with one stone by creating a new beer and taking a shot at the Astros.
"We're all very big sports fans and we're all desperate for sports to come back," Kulbacki said. "We're desperate for anything to talk about other than a pandemic right now. So we thought it was an opportune time to put out a beer."
Fans can get their hands on a six-pack of the beer for $17, but the company isn't legally able to ship beer and it can only be picked up at the brewery.