Portland not only has the Trailblazers, we now have a G-League affiliate, the  Rip City Remix and they have their PDX debut tonight!

And they have an eponymous beer as well.  Rip City Remix IPA brewed by Backwoods Brewing. “a straightforward IPA that is brewed with experimental hops that creates a 3 pointer of flavors, including cherry, melon and citrus!”  

Gonna have to find a way to get a 4-pack down here to Glendale.


When I was a kid, my soccer team was named the Winterhawks probably in a homage to the minor league hockey team, the Portland Winterhawks. Fast forward to 2022 and the WHL Winterhawks have partnered with Backwoods Brewing Company partner on a West Coast IPA with the great name, Light the Lamp.  If it was a soccer beer for my old team, it would be Wait for VAR.