12thcan.jpg
A 12th Can is a session pale ale and about 4.5 percent ABV. (MyNorthwest.com Photo/Alyssa Kleven)

Seattle brewery introduces 12th Can, a beer for Seahawks 12th Man

Pull on that jersey, wave your 12th man flag high, and prepare your appropriate tailgate banquet, but don't forget the beer.

Hilliards, the Ballard-based purveyors of locally brewed, canned beer have released a Seahawks specific ale.

A 12th Can, to be specific.

It's a session pale ale and about 4.5 percent ABV.

"Everybody here at the brewery - and everyone here in Washington is super excited about the Hawks," said Adam Merkl, co-founder of Hilliards Brewery. "It was really amazing watching them last year go as far as they had. And we really wanted to do a beer dedicated to the fans this year. 12th Can seemed like a great fit for the brewery."

Hilliards hosted a kick-off party for the 12th Can Thursday in Ballard at their taproom.

They say on their website that the brew pairs well with victory, which is good - since Merkl said a win is inevitable.

The 12th Can is available at most local grocery store chains. You can also pick it up at their taproom.


Alyssa Kleven, MyNorthwest.com Editor
Alyssa Kleven is an editor and content producer at MyNorthwest.com. She enjoys doting over her adorable dachshund Winnie - named for Arcade Fire front-man Win Butler.
Top Stories

  • Light Rail Crime
    Dori says he won't ride mass transit because politicians have let criminals take over

  • History of Seafair
    We take a look back at how Seafair became a Seattle tradition
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.