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Pucks & Pints | Beer Pairings for NHL Teams


The days are getting shorter, leaves are changing color and there is a bit of a chill in the air. That can only mean one thing: the National Hockey League is about to get under way and the hunt for the Stanley Cup is on. What goes well with hockey? The perfect craft brew, of course! This is our toast to the NHL and the delicious beers that remind us how great the game of hockey is. Listed below are the beer pairings for each NHL team. The criteria for the choices of the beers comes down to: regionality, availability, and the relativity of the name or certain aspect of the beer and the team identified. This is purely for fun and we hope you enjoy discovering your team’s beer.

When your team drops the puck for the first time, celebrate the start of the NHL season with a perfect, craft beer. Game on!

Pacific Division 

Anaheim Ducks: Duck Duck Gooze Ale, an American Wild Ale from The Lost Abbey

Anaheim - The Lost Abby

Arizona Coyotes: Double Dog Double IPA, an Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery

Calgary Flames: Red Rage, an Irish Red Ale /Amber Ale from Tool Shed Brewing

Edmonton Oilers: Oilberta Stout, an American-Style Stout from Brewsters Brewing Co. & RestaurantEdmonton - Brewsters

Los Angeles Kings: Hell Hound Brown, an American Brown Ale from Cosmic Ales

San Jose Sharks: Shark Attack Double Red Ale,  a West Coast-Style Imperial Red Ale from Port Brewing Co.

Vancouver Canucks: Ugly Sweater Milk Stout, a Sweet Stout from Parallel 49 Brewing Co.Vancouver - Parallel 49


Central Division

Chicago Blackhawks: Blackheart, an English IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.Chicago - 3 Floyds

Colorado Avalanche: Yeti Imperial Stout, a Russian Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Co.

Dallas Stars: Fisticuffs, an English Barley Wine from Cedar Creek Brewery

Minnesota Wild: Frost Line, a Rye Beer from Summit BrewingMinnesota - Summit

Nashville Predators: Black Betty, an India Black Ale from Fat Bottom Brewing

St. Louis Blues: Winter Grind, an American Stout from Mother’s Brewing Co.

Winnipeg Jets: Little Scrapper IPA, an American IPA from Half Pints Brewing Co.Winnipeg - Half Pints


Atlantic Division

Boston Bruins: Heady Topper,  a DIPA/ Imperial IPA from The AlchemistBoston - Alchemist

Buffalo Sabres: Sabres Edge,  a DIPA / Imperial IPA from Pearl Street Grill & Brewery

Detroit Red Wings: Black “Eye” PA,  a Black IPA from Right Brain Brewery

Florida Panthers: Gnarly Barley, a Pale Ale from Tequesta Brewing Co.Florida - Tequesta

Montreal Canadiens: Mastermind, an Imperial IPA from Fiddlehead Brewing Co.

Ottawa Senators: Socks and Sandals, an IPA from Broken Stick Brewing Co.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Sweater Weather, a Winter Warmer Ale from Due South Brewing Co.Tampa Bay - Due South

Toronto Maple Leafs: Boneshaker, an Unfiltered IPA from Amsterdam Brewing Co.


Metropolitan Division

Carolina Hurricanes: First Frost, a Winter Persimmon Ale from Fullsteam BrewingCarolina - Fullsteam

Columbus Blue Jackets: Gourdy Pumpkin, a Saison from The Butcher and The Brewer

New Jersey Devils: Hop Devil Ale, an IPA from Victory Brewing Co.

New York Islanders: Captains Reserve Palate Shifter IPA, an Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

New York Rangers: Defender IPA, a Red IPA from Brooklyn BreweryNew York - Brooklyn

Philadelphia Flyers: Smasher, a Strong Ale from Earth Bread & Brewery

Pittsburgh Penguins: Penn Gold, a Munich Helles Lager from Pennsylvania Brewing Co.

Washington Capitals: Reviver, a Red IPA from Starr Hill BreweryWashington - Starr Hill


We wish you the best of luck throughout the season. Now raise a glass, sit back and enjoy. Cheers!

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  1. hmich176

    You should do an article like this for the AHL clubs.

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