Beer and Blue Coats? Yes Please.
The Delaware Blue Coats are back in action at the Chase Fieldhouse on November 6th to kick off the 2021-22 season. With that, they announced today that they will launching an Official Craft Beer of the Blue Coats from Wilmington Brew Works. The beer will be called Varsity Brew, a NE Pale Ale that will be available at the Wilmington Brew Works taproom and at Blue Coats games throughout the season.
The Delaware Blue Coats will also have a Beer Garden Suite that includes Club Level tickets, all you can eat wings, and a free beer included in a cheap $30 ticket price. Now that’s a great deal. Maybe we should do a Liberty Line company trip down to Wilmington and drink a ton of pale ale and watch the Blue Coats play? I definitely would if I think it wouldn’t end up in a lawsuit against the company. I spent a long weekend in the Poconos with the entire TLL crew and let me tell you, things got weird fast, especially after four days of nothing but drinking and gambling. No, we will not be releasing the podcasts we recorded at 4AM. Stop asking.
In all seriousness, if you’ve never been down to the Chase Fieldhouse, it’s pretty freaking awesome and you should definitely go check it out. I went down there for the Blue and White game during simpler times (pre-COVID) and it was amazing.
As for the Blue Coats, they have been making some moves before the start of the season. It started with the in-house promotion of Prosper Karangwa being promoted to General Manager of the team. Former GM Matt Lilly was let go a few months back alongside several others in a massive front office overhaul. Before this promotion, Karangwa was Delaware’s Vice President of Player Personnel and will still hold that title.
From there, the Blue Coats bolstered their roster in the 2021 G-League Draft. Several prominent names were selected across the league, like Lance Stephenson, LiAngelo Ball, and Zaire Wade, son of NBA legend Dwyane Wade. The Coats owned the first overall pick, thanks to a trade conducted a few days ago, and selected point guard Shamorie Ponds. Delaware’s only other selection was another point guard in Barra Njie from Sweeden.
Most recently, the 76ers announced that they would be sending first round draft pick Jaden Springer to the Blue Coats. Springer had seen minimal time during the preseason and didn’t have a realistic chance of breaking into the rotation for the 76ers this season.
So yeah, lots of things happening in Wilmington highlighted by a brand new craft beer. I’ll be drinking and watching the Blue Coats, you might as well join in on the fun too.