A beer named for a Bengals legend and Ring of Honor nominee is set to arrive just in time for the 2021-22 season.
Kenny’s Dey Drinkin’ Lager, which will be produced by Mason-based 16 Lots Brewing, will land on shelves in late August. The beer, which honors former Bengals quarterback Kenny Anderson, is the product of a collaboration between 16 Lots and the Ken Anderson Alliance (KAA).
A portion of the proceeds from each sale of Kenny’s Dey Drinkin’ Lager will be donated to KAA, a nonprofit organization that works to build hope by creating groundbreaking opportunities for adults with disabilities.
"As a beer drinker, I’m excited to have a beer with my name on it," Anderson said. "Even better that for every beer I drink, KAA benefits."
The light American lager, which 16 Lots co-owner and Chief Commercial Officer Del Hall described as being created for football season and tailgating in particular, is sure to turn the heads of Bengals fans. The attractive label sports the home team’s colors and celebrates Anderson’s 16-year career with the Bengals.
The beer will be available everywhere 16 Lots beer is sold for the duration of football season, Hall said. In addition, Hall said he’s hopeful Kenny’s Dey Drinkin’ Lager will be sold at Paul Brown Stadium this year.
Hall’s unique Lenten beer-only diet tradition has earned him global notoriety, but the cause this beer supports hits close to home for him. Hall’s daughter lives with cerebral palsy, a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture.
"I met Kenny before a game a few years ago at ‘Bengal Jim’s Before the Roar Tailgate Experience’ where we were raising money and awareness for The KAA," Hall recalled. "We both spoke about being fans of beer and giving back to the community."
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