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Hoops & Hops | NBA Team Beer Pairings

Hoops & Hops

The tip-off to the NBA season is upon us. Grab a local craft beer to bring down the house and cheer on your favorite team! We’ve combined our love for the great game of basketball with our love for local craft beers. We hope you enjoy these NBA-inspired beer pairings. The Larry O’Brien Championship trophy currently resides with the Cavaliers in Cleveland, Ohio this season. Will your team take it from them?


Atlanta Hawks | Hoplanta American IPA from Red Brick Brewing

Atlanta Hawks Red Brick


Boston Celtics | Green American IPA from Tree House Brewing


Charlotte Hornets | Contention Belgian IPA from Wicked Weed Brewing


Chicago Bulls | Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Coffee IPA from The Tribes Alehouse & Beer Co.


Cleveland Cavaliers | King Gose Home Barrel Aged Imperial Gose from Hoppin’ Frog Brewery

Cavaliers Hoppin' Frog

Dallas Mavericks | Donut Dunker American Porter from Cobra Brewing


Denver Nuggets | Out of Bounds American Stout from Avery Brewing


Detroit Pistons | Hopslam Ale Double IPA from Bell’s Brewery


Golden State Warriors | Golden Gate Gose Gose from Alamanac Beer Co.


Houston Rockets | Rocket Fuel Vietnamese Coffee Porter from 8th Wonder Brewery

Rockets 8th Wonder

Indiana Pacers | Baller Stout Russian Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing


LA Clippers | Hop Head Red Double Red IPA from Green Flash Brewing


LA Lakers | Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point


Memphis Grizzlies | Baller Brown Ale from High Cotton Brewing


Miami Heat | 99 Problems But A Hop Ain’t One Double IPA from Tequesta Brewing

Heat Tequesta

Milwaukee Bucks | Big Buck Brown Ale from Black Husky Brewing


Minnesota Timberwolves | Size 11 Winter Seasonal from Steel Toe Brewing


Brooklyn Nets | Brooklyn Blast! American Double IPA from Brooklyn Brewery


New Orleans Pelicans | Dr. Hoptagon American Black Ale from Parish Brewing Co.


New York Knicks | Amazeballs American Pale Ale from Peekskill Brewery

Knicks Peekskill

Oklahoma City Thunder | OK-Sí American Imperial Stout from Prairie Artisan Ales


Orlando Magic | Hop Gun IPA from Funky Buddha Brewing


Philadelphia Sixers | HopHands America Pale Ale from Tired Hands Brewing


Phoenix Suns | Trooper American IPA from Sun Up Brewing


Portland Trail Blazers | Hop Venom American Double IPA from Boneyard Brewing

Trail Blazers Boneyard Brewing

Sacramento Kings | Hopsauce Double IPA from Rubicon Brewing


San Antonio Spurs | Dreamcrusher Double IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing


Toronto Raptors | Apocalypse Later Imperial Black IPA from Great Lakes Brewery


Utah Jazz | Hop Nosh IPA from Unita Brewing


Washington Wizards | Washington’s Porter American Porter from AleWerks Brewing

Wizards AleWerks


Josh Ritenour contributed to this article.

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  1. What about the Toronto Raptors? Lots of good craft beers in Toronto and other parts of Ontario…

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