New England’s support for Tom Brady just keeps on coming.
In the wake of the Patriots quarterback’s suspension from the NFL for his role in Deflategate, we’ve seen sit-ins at NFL headquarters, a catchy melody from a former “American Idol” contestant and even a “Free Tom Brady” rally.
Now, a local bar has thrown its hat into the ring.
Chuck Horne, owner of Eagle Brook Saloon in Norfolk, Mass., recently reached out to a nearby microbrewery and asked for a shipment of a blonde IPA. The reason? Horne, a lifelong Patriots fan, wanted to show support for the four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback by naming a beer “Free Brady Blonde IPA” in favor of his cause.
Now, a large wooden “Free Brady” sign hangs from the menu above the bar, and customers are welcome to purchase the beer for $6.75 a glass, with one dollar per beer going to Brady’s favorite charity, Best Buddies.
“The NFL is taking a shot at the big guy on the block to make a statement,” Horne told ESPN’s Darren Rovell. “It’s ridiculous.”
The proprietor even has included pro-Brady propaganda in the drink menus on each table, writing, “a wrong has been committed, and we as Patriots fans want to support Tom Brady.”
The Eagle Brook Saloon is located just three miles away from Gillette Stadium, but we’re hoping Tom Brady won’t be spending the first four games of the NFL season there, sipping on his beer while watching his team on TV.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@darrenrovell