Soon Minnesota Røkkr fans will be able to kick-back and watch the team play while they sip on a beer, created by Waconia Brewing Company exclusively for the Call of Duty League team called “Final Circle.”
The beer, a blonde ale dosed with notes of boysenberry, features an almost shandy-like taste. It will be available in the Waconia Brewing Company taproom starting on Thursday, just in time for Røkkr’s first match of its home stand weekend against Seattle Surge. Waconia Brewing Company is hosting a free fan watch party starting at 3PM for the match.
On Friday, Waconia Brewing Company and Minnesota Røkkr will officially celebrate the launch of Final Circle with a party hosted by Up-Down Arcade Bar in Minneapolis’s Uptown neighborhood. The beer will be available on tap at the party, which is open to all, ages 21+ at 5PM.
“We are thrilled to release Final Circle as part of Røkkr’s home series weekend,” says Tanner DeLange, brand manager at Waconia Brewing Company. “Waconia Brewing Company is owned and operated by a family of gamers. We were able to make the most of an opportunity to do something totally unique in establishing the first partnership in Minnesota between a local craft brewery and hometown professional esports team.”
Final Circle came to be through a months-long collaboration between Røkkr and Waconia Brewing Company. The collaboration was driven by a shared loved for local craft beer and Call of Duty and a passion for building a vibrant esports scene in Minnesota. Waconia Brewing Company and Røkkr brainstormed together to find a moniker that felt right for the bright blonde ale and gave nod to Call of Duty: Warzone and other battle royale games.
“Final Circle, our first beer in partnership with Waconia Brewing, is a celebration of victory,” said Annie Scott Riley, vice president of marketing & creative at Version1. “We were inspired by that sweet, dark feeling of making it to the end of the battle — elation, power and that sense of ‘now I can relax.’”
Final Circle features a 4.6% ABV, 10 IBU. It’s a crushable, low calorie beer that is both light and full of flavor, the perfect choice for a hot summer day. It is slightly tart and juicy with the intensity of blackberry and sweetness of raspberry.
Following the roll out of Final Circle this weekend at Waconia Brewing Company and Up-Down, four pack cans of the seasonal, limited time blonde ale will be available for purchase in early August in major liquor stores, including Total Wine, HyVee and MGM.
Stay up to date on news about this partnership, including future beer releases from Waconia Brewing Company and Minnesota Røkkr by following Røkkr on social media as @ROKKR or @rokkr_mn and Waconia Brewing as @WaconiaBrewing.