To commemorate the 40th season of triple-A baseball in Des Moines, the Iowa Cubs and Court Avenue Brewing Company have teamed up this season to offer a retro ballpark ale. Iowa Oaks Ale is being pitched as "a toast to the franchise's original name in 1969."
The new brew, a "German export-style beer that is light in body and color," will start selling Tuesday, May 6, at both Court Avenue and during I-Cubs games at Principal Park - at the Bottom of the Fifth Bar in the main concourse behind home plate.
"Many of our fans enjoy a cold beverage while watching baseball on a warm summer's night," Sam Bernabe, I-Cubs president and general manager, said in a statement. "We've been good friends and neighbors with the folks at Court Avenue Brewing Company for a long time. They're great baseball fans, and they brew a great beer."
Pfft. Call me when they bring back the Ballantine Blast!