By an overwhelming margin, "Bernie's Barrelman Ale" was selected as the name for a new beer that celebrates a partnership between the Milwaukee Brewers and Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. The limited-release beer will be available exclusively at Miller Park beginning today. Over 10,000 votes were received and 55% voted for the winning name.
"With Milwaukee's heritage of brewing beer, an ale made exclusively for the Brewers was a great opportunity to pursue," said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "We appreciate the work that Leinie's and our partners at MillerCoors put into this initiative, and were thrilled with the response of the fans in naming the new beer."
The new beer is an ale, brewed with pale and roasted caramel malts along with Cascade, Nugget and Willamette hops. It will be available exclusively at Miller Park and fans will be able to purchase the "New Brew" at locations on the Field Level behind sections 103, 118 and 125; on the Loge Level behind home plate and sections 206 and 213; and on the Terrace Level outside sections 413, 420 and 432.
"A great beer deserves a great name, so we're thankful for the teamwork from the Brewers and fans," said Jake Leinenkugel, President of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. "We're sure fans will have many opportunities to raise a glass of Bernie's Barrelman Ale to toast the Brewers' success."
In addition, Bernie's Barrelman Ale will be available for tasting by credentialed media in the Media Dining Room prior to today's Memorial Day game against the Twins.
The other names up for a vote included "Brew Crew Brew" (which netted 35% of the vote) and "Brewers All-Star Ale" (10%).