New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady will miss the first four games of the 2015 NFL season due to a suspension resulting from slightly deflated footballs. One Massachusetts bar is protesting the perceived injustice the best way it knows how: with beer. Eagle Brook Saloon in Norfolk, located roughly three miles from the Patriots' Gillette Stadium, has added Free Brady Blonde IPA to its beverage menu.
The beer, concocted by a Massachusetts microbrewery that regularly supplies Eagle Brook Saloon, costs $6.75 per pint, and $1 of the price goes to charity.
Best Buddies International is a non-profit that helps create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Brady participated in the Best Buddies Challenge bike race over the weekend.
Eagle Brook Saloon owner Chuck Horne told ESPN that the bar sold more than 500 glasses of the beer in the first six days it was on the menu.