I know all the cool kids have abandoned the Blazers for the sleek elegance of the Timbers--but old-timers like me still love us some hoops. And the Blazers love them some good beer.
I've written before about how good beer enjoys a rare place of prominence at the Rose Garden, but this year, the team has been trying a new promotion--one that sings to my beer-soaked heart. Once a month, the Blazers host a pre-function over at Memorial Coliseum that looks a whole lot like a mini beer fest. A dozen beers, most of them seasonals or rarities. They aren't the kind of beers that would necessarily wow you lot, but I'm prepared to declare them far beyond what has ever been served in connection with a professional sporting game. After you enjoy your ten four ounce pours (!) you trot across the street and watch a Blazer game. There are two price points: $54 for lower-level seats and $31 for upper-level.
The remaining games are the Hornets tomorrow night, the Washington Wizards on March 22, and the Memphis Grizzlies on April 12. Order tickets to the package here.
And, for those of you who have written off this year's injury-plagued team, have a look at the standings. Riding the stellar play of LaMarcus Aldridge, we have jumped two spots and are now second in the division.
I had meant to post on this earlier, and I apologize for the late notice--but bookmark it for next month if you can't make it tomorrow.
The Homebrewing Grasshopper
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