You read that correctly. There is going to be a beer brewed in honor of the late Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno. His son, Jay Paterno, has started a business relationship with brewing industry veteran Mark Dudash to begin brewing Paterno Legacy Series beer, according to The Pittsburgh Tribune.
The premium American lager will be available in 12-ounce cans from the Latrobe City Brewing Co. and should be available in time for football season, naturally. So start expecting to see The Paterno Legacy Series beer at tailgate parties all around Beaver Stadium this fall. It will surely be a necessity for many tailgaters in Happy Valley.
The selection of the Latrobe brewery was not a coincidence. Latrobe is where Paterno’s wife, Sue Paterno, is from and where the Paternos were married. It is also a local brewery, which helps keep jobs in-state. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a foundation or charity of Sue Paterno’s choosing. As noted by The Pittsburgh Tribune, the Paternos have always been leaders in supporting the Special Olympics and have taken up a more active role in promoting child sexual abuse awareness in light of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.