Now Boston Red Sox fans really can toast to David Ortiz’s retirement.
The Samuel Adams brewery is releasing a limited-edition beer in honor of Ortiz, who finished out his final season with the Red Sox with an American League Division Series loss to the Cleveland Indians. The brew, which is called “Big Hapi,” is a double IPA infused with mango juice, a fruit that’s a staple in Ortiz’s home country of the Dominican Republic.
Sam Adams is making just 541 24-ounce bottles of Big Hapi to commemorate the slugger’s 541 home runs. It’ll retail for $29.99, and all proceeds will go to the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.
“Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to watch David Ortiz hit homers out of the park while enjoying a cold Sam Adams,” Sam Adams founder Jim Koch said in a press release Wednesday. “Now, I’m excited to toast to his record-setting career with Big Hapi Double IPA. We’re thrilled to honor our hometown baseball hero by doing what we do best, brewing beer, and giving craft beer and baseball fans a commemorative brew to honor an extraordinary legend.”
There’s a limit of one bottle per person, and the brewery plans to give bottle No. 34 to Ortiz. If you want to get one, you’ll have to start lining up at the Sam Adams brewery in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston beginning at 2 p.m. ET. Beer sales begin at 4 p.m.
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