SPRINGER BREWER

Astros superstar George Springer brews World Series beer for Houstonians

Photo courtesy of Budweiser

This article originally appeared on CultureMap.

When it comes to athletes chasing championships, the standard advice is not to show too much emotion. Act like you've been there before. Be in the moment.

Definitely don't do anything as audacious as plan for a celebration. Baseball players are notoriously superstitious; participating in an activity that anticipates victory could be seen as jinxing a team.

Either nobody told George Springer those unwritten rules or he doesn't care about them. The Astros all-star right fielder has a special brew in the works if the Astros win another title.

Springer served as an "honorary brew master" at Anheuser-Busch's Houston brewery. Working with AB brew master Rich Cooper, Springer helped create a special batch of Budweiser Championship Reserve. If (when?) the Astros win the World Series, kegs of the beer will be tapped both in the Astros' locker room and at about 20 bars across the city.

Just to be clear, "Championship Reserve" uses the same recipe as regular Budweiser, but the company confirms the beer will come from the batch the World Series MVP oversaw when he visited the brewery. If nothing else, the thrill of victory should make it taste a little better.

Continue on CultureMap to find out if local breweries will get involved next year.

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Here's what gave Verlander the edge over Cole for the Cy Young award

Composite photo by Jack Brame

The wait is finally over, Justin Verlander has been named the AL Cy Young winner for the 2019 season.

Verlander put together a terrific year and many believe the no-hitter he threw on September 1 was the clinching performance that gave him the edge over teammate, Gerrit Cole.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank and Raheel Ramzanali react to Justin Verlander winning the 2019 Cy Young award, and much more. Point Blank presented by Fitz Roofing.

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