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Detroit brewery names IPA after Lions rookie Miles Killebrew


In a match made in beer-naming heaven — as it were — a Detroit-area brewery has bestowed the honor of naming an IPA after Detroit Lions rookie safety Miles Killebrew.

“I guess it was a play on my name,” Killebrew astutely observed, via ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. “Killebrew. So they wanted to do that there. It was a cool experience.”

Created by Fort Street Brewery, Killebrew IPA debuted in June and even inspired the Lions rookie to pay a visit the brewery.

Killebrew, who says he’s not a big drinker, declined to say whether he tried the beer named in his honor.

“Great people there,” Killebrew did say of the visit, however. “And it was just fun to get in touch with the community.”

The brewery’s website touts the IPA as “light in body and malt character and rich in Fruity and Piney notes,” something that makes it the “perfect IPA to drink while on the porch or while playing football with some friends.”