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Pennsylvania Breweries Release 'Buckeye Tears' Beer Ahead of Penn State vs. Ohio State Showdown

The announcement, made in a news release on Wednesday, emphasizes the extensive and proud network of Penn State alumni who have gone on to create small businesses across Pennsylvania.

In the spirit of friendly rivalry and with a dash of humor, a coalition of 12 Pennsylvania breweries, all owned by passionate Penn State alumni, has launched a unique brew that's bound to add an extra layer of excitement to the upcoming clash between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 21st. Dubbed "Buckeye Tears," this 4.09% ABV Cold IPA comes adorned with a cheeky label featuring a teary-eyed Brutus Buckeye.

The announcement, made in a news release on Wednesday, emphasizes the extensive and proud network of Penn State alumni who have gone on to create small businesses across Pennsylvania. According to the release, "Buckeye Tears" is a playful way to honor these alumni while poking a bit of fun at Ohio State's expense. The release humorously suggests that the beer's name is fitting, as it perfectly encapsulates the sentiments of Ohioans witnessing Penn State's march to the 2023 National Championship—sentiments that surely include no small amount of "tears."

For fans eager to try this unique brew, "Buckeye Tears" will be available on tap and in cans at the participating breweries starting early October. It promises to be a delicious and light-hearted way to toast to the upcoming gridiron showdown.

While Pennsylvania residents will have the pleasure of sipping on "Buckeye Tears," it's been quite some time since the Nittany Lions themselves have tasted victory over the Buckeyes. Ohio State has maintained dominance over Penn State since 2016, emerging victorious in 10 of their last 11 matchups. Additionally, the Nittany Lions haven't managed to secure a road win against Ohio State in Columbus for over a decade, with their last triumph dating back to 2011.

This year, Ohio State is gearing up for a "scarlet-out" event as they prepare to host Penn State in Columbus. The tradition of fans donning scarlet attire has become a regular occurrence, with the Buckeyes urging their loyal supporters to create a sea of scarlet within Ohio Stadium for games of similar significance in the past.

Two years ago, during their encounter with the Nittany Lions in Columbus, Ohio State even sported "Color Rush" uniforms, fully embracing the scarlet theme. However, there are no plans for a "blackout" game this season, in contrast to the previous season's blackout game against Wisconsin.

As the anticipation builds for this highly anticipated matchup, the kickoff time for the October 21st game has yet to be announced. In 2021, the game was held in primetime, culminating in a 33-24 victory for the Buckeyes.

This contest against Penn State is just one of the highlights on Ohio State's 2023 football schedule. 

Buckeye fans can look forward to a series of thrilling matchups throughout the season:

October 7: Ohio State vs. Maryland in Columbus, Ohio

October 14: Ohio State vs. Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana

October 21: Ohio State vs. Penn State in Columbus, Ohio

October 28: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin

November 4: Ohio State vs. Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey

November 11: Ohio State vs. Michigan State in Columbus, Ohio

November 18: Ohio State vs. Minnesota in Columbus, Ohio

November 25: Ohio State vs. Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The clash between Penn State and Ohio State is sure to be a highlight not only on the football field but also in the world of creative and light-hearted sports-related traditions, like the release of "Buckeye Tears" by the Pennsylvania breweries. It's another example of how college football brings fans together, regardless of the rivalry, to share in the excitement and camaraderie of the game.

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September 28, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

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