Each year Denver Comic Con teams with Breckenridge Brewery for a limited-edition beer, with fans voting to decide the name. Previous winners have included “The Caped Brewsader, “Brews Wayne” and “Hulk’s Mash,” but this year they’ll pay tribute to the late actor Alan Rickman with “Snape-ricot,” a nod to his character in the Harry Potter films.
The name was selected from among 500 entries, which were then narrowed to “Snape-ricot” and four other finalists: “Harley Quench,” “It’s a Trap-Ricot,” “Pale Hydra” and “Sweep the Lager.”
Last year I questioned how in the world The Caped Brewsader could beat out Fin Fang Foam as the name of Denver Comic Con’s official beer (there were accusations of poll-rigging — seriously). This year, you’ll hear no complaints from me, as tonight convention organizers and Breckenridge Brewery will introduce their latest collaboration … Brews Wayne. Brews Wayne!
According to Breckenridge, the full-body amber ale has an “herbal and floral punch of aroma with woody undertones. With a hearty malt base and lively hop character, Brews Wayne is the perfect beer for the playboy by day and superhero by night.”