STATEN ISLAND - The Staten Island Yankees and Flagship Brewing Company have teamed up to make a brand new beer, Pizza Rats Pilsner. Named after the SI Yanks alternate identity, Pizza Rats Pilsner is a traditional pilsner dry hopped with Citra hops making it the perfect beverage for a summer night at a ballgame.
"This is the stuff you dream about when opening a craft brewery. Being able to make awesome beer in collaboration with your friends in the community is truly great," said Flagship Brewing Company President and Co-Founder James Sykes.
Pizza Rats Pilsner will be first available at the can release party on June 13th at 7 p.m. at Flagship Brewery in Tompkinsville. Pizza Rats Pilsner will also be available in cans at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George when the Staten Island Pizza Rats take on the Brooklyn Cyclones on Opening Night on June 15th at 7 p.m.
"We are excited to expand our partnership with Flagship Brewing Company," said Staten Island Yankees President and Operating Partner Will Smith. "I thank Matt, Jay and Patrick for their continued partnership, brainstorming and collaboration. Our businesses are walking-distance apart, and I could not be more proud to co-brand and promote each other with this brew. Opening Night was already sponsored by our #1 partner, Richmond County Savings Bank and features a great t-shirt giveaway and fireworks. Oh yeah, we're also playing Brooklyn. We just raised the bar a bit more for our fans and guests of Richmond County Bank Ballpark on June 15th."
About Staten Island Yankees
The Staten Island Yankees are the Class A Short Season Affiliate of the New York Yankees and play at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George. The Staten Island Yankees are six-time New York-Penn League Champions (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011). The 2019 season begins on June 14th with the Staten Island Yankees in Brooklyn against the Cyclones. Opening Night at Richmond County Bank Ballpark is June 15th at 7 p.m. versus the Brooklyn Cyclones. Ticket plans, group, and individual tickets are on sale now. Richmond County Bank Ballpark will host the 2019 New York Penn League All-Star Game on August 21st at 7 p.m.; tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit siyanks.com and pizzaratsbaseball.com.
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