ABOVE, Member of the Nashville Soccer Club prepare to sample a beer commemorating the debut of their professional soccer team. // SUBMITTED
Mill Creek Brewing Co. and Nashville Soccer Club have announced a partnership and will be hosting the launch next week of the official craft beer of the new professional soccer franchise.
The beer is called Goalden Ale, and that is not a misspelling.
The Goalden Ale Launch Party is Wednesday, March 21, at the Mill Creek taproom in Nolensville.
“We decided to brew a golden ale because we wanted to make something light and insanely drinkable, yet still stay true to our craft beer roots,” says Mill Creek founder Chris Going.
“We’re really excited to be partnering with Nashville SC. We’re both young organizations with a lot of fire and passion for what we do. And as we were discussing a potential partnership, it became very apparent that we’d work really well together.”
“Nashville SC has planted its roots in Middle Tennessee, and we take great pride in local partnerships,” said Nashville SC CEO Court Jeske. “This creative one with Mill Creek will allow our fans to toast the club’s inaugural year with a Goalden Ale! Nashville SC would like to extend a sincere thank you to Mill Creek for their commitment to professional soccer as we grow together.”
The launch party, which will be attended by the team, coach, and supporters, is open to the public. There will be commemorative inaugural year growlers available for the first 100 attendees.
Goalden Ale will be available at all home games, with its initial release at Nashville SC’s home opener against Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Nissan Stadium on March 24.
Goalden Ale will also be available in draft, 16 oz. cans, and 12 oz. cans. Expect to see this beer at Nissan Stadium, First Tennessee Park, and around the city at bars and restaurants, including members of Nashville SC’s Pub Program.
Six-packs of Goalden Ale will also be available to purchase after March 24 at Nashville-area Kroger stores.