Inspired by the Charlotte Hounds: Crease Monkey

- by Bill Craver

Earlier this year, Legion Brewing was excited to sign on as an Official Beer Partner of Major League Lacrosse’s Charlotte Hounds. Elements of the partnership include pouring beer at Hounds games, hosting watch parties, participating in events, and… wait for it… creating a Hounds-inspired beer!

Today, we are pleased to announce that Legion’s brewers have completed their end of the bargain, proudly introducing Crease Monkey (Weissbier, 5% ABV, 14 IBUs).  Appalachian Wheat and Pilsner Malt from nearby Riverbend Malthouse are the backbone of this light-bodied, unfiltered German-Style Weissbier. Authentic hefeweizen yeasts lend classic notes of banana, spice, and bubblegum to this spirited brew.

Heretofore, let it be known that on this date, Crease Monkey has been designated as the Official Beer of the Royal Legion of the Hound, the loud and proud fan supporters group. We served Crease Monkey at home opener on Saturday, April 22nd and will continue to serve this Hounds-inspired beer at all home games.  We are already gearing up for the next opportunity, which is this Saturday, April 29th against MLL’s Ohio Machine.

“It is great to have a front office who thinks of the supporters while working with sponsors,” said Michael Harrison, Leader of the Royal Legion of the Hound. “I know that the rank and file of the Royal Legion are really going to enjoy sampling Crease Monkey at Hounds games. We are excited that the 2017 season is underway and what the Hounds and Legion Brewing’s relationship will bring!”

Phil Buchy, Co-owner of Legion Brewing added, “All of us at Legion are thrilled to be in a relationship with the Charlotte Hounds, and we are glad to see the pieces falling into place. I’m proud of our Brew Staff for brewing a really creative beer as part of this special collaboration.”

“We are excited to take this next step with Legion Brewing and delighted to have a Hounds-inspired brew for our fans to enjoy. Our affiliation with Legion is a perfect fit – great name and close proximity to American Legion Memorial Stadium,” said Wade Leaphart, Hounds’ Vice President. “This is shaping up to be a terrific season for the Hounds.”

Here at Legion, we couldn’t agree more. We are all aboard the Hounds bandwagon, excited about participating in a full schedule of home games. If any fans need any extra encouragement to get excited, we encourage you to stop through the taproom, pick up a pint of this Hounds-inspired brew, and get ready to enjoy another pint at the stadium. Pregaming has never been so delicious…