The 2020/2021 season was a success story for the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers. To celebrate, the association had a special beer brewed, the so-called “Lakers Red”. Curious about it: the main component of the Red Ales is melted ice from last season's field.

The Rapperswil-Jona Lakers have a red ale made from ice from Let the playing field brew last season.

With the ice-cream from Beer was brewed on this playing field

The red ale was brewed to celebrate the successful past season.

 Beer was brewed with the ice from this field

Directly After the playoff-out against EV Zug, the ice was scraped off the field and melted.

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  • is aboutThe SCRJ-Lakers have brewed a special beer from last season's ice.

  • The ice was scraped off the field, melted and then filtered.

  • The Schützengarten Brewery then produced the “Lakers Red” red ale from the water.

  • A total of 500 bottles will be sold at the upcoming home games this year.

  • A bottle of “Lakers Red” costs 45 francs.

To celebrate the sporting successes of the past season, the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers and the Schützengarten brewery produced the special beer “Lakers Red”, as the club writes on its website. The origin of the red ales, named analogous to the club color, raises questions about its quality: It was brewed from melted ice from last season's field.

Exceptional brewing process

The ice was scraped off and melted immediately after the play-off against EV Zug, says Michael Bart, Head of Marketing and Sales at Rapperswil-Jona Lakers, on request. “The water was then filtered and then checked by the cantonal food inspectorate. After this had given the green light, the water was forwarded to the Schützengarten brewery for processing, ”says Bart.

There, at the end of August, red ale was brewed from the water, says Roger Tanner, Head of Marketing and Services at the Schützengarten Brewery, for 20 minutes. “It was then stored for about eight weeks and finally labeled about two weeks ago,” Tanner continues.

“I am convinced that this is a fair price”

To taste the Lakers ice cream, fans have to dig deep into their wallets: a bottle of “Lakers Red” costs 45 francs. “On the one hand, the price was set because the Lakers were founded in 1945,” says Bart. On the other hand, it is a limited edition of a special beer, the production of which was very complex, says Bart. And further: «I am convinced that this is a fair price».

Only 500 bottles of the Red Ales go on sale, for the first time in Saturday's top fight against Friborg-Gottéron. The remaining 400 bottles will be sold at the rest of the home games this year. “If there are any remaining bottles, they will be sold next year,” says Bart.

The Schützengarten brewery will also be present at the start of sales: “On December 4th, before the game starts, I'll give the first bottle to the Lakers captain , Andrew Rowe, in person, ”says Roger Tanner. Fans can then buy the “Lakers Red” for the first time after the game.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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