Hoppin’ Frog Brewery will celebrate the return of LeBron James to Ohio the best way it knows how: by releasing a special beer.
King Gose Home is described by the brewery as an “imperial gose,” a higher alcohol version of the old German beer style that has become extremely popular in the U.S. within the last year. It is brewed with sea salt, oats and coriander and has an ABV of just six percent. While there is no mention of James in either the name or the label, there is a small basketball present under the frog logo on the label, which replaces solid circle that is normally present. The beer will be distributed exclusively to Ohio retailers.
This is not the first beer inspired by James. In 2010, Great Lakes Brewery brewed a dry, bitter ale named Quitness and Buckeye Brewing released a witbier named Witless after he left the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat. Both names were in reference to Nike’s “Witness” campaign that featured James prominently.
King Gose Home will be sold in 22-ounce bottles ($8.99) and on draft starting Oct. 28 at the Ohio-based brewery and around the state of Ohio.
Akron, Ohio-based Hoppin’ Frog Brewery was founded in 2006 by Fred Darm and now distributes beer in 19 states and 15 different countries around the world.