Twelve Pennsylvania Breweries Owned by Penn State Grads Selling a Beer Named “Buckeye Tears” Ahead of Ohio State vs. Penn State Game

By Garrick Hodge on September 28, 2023 at 12:03 pm
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Three weeks ahead of Ohio State’s matchup with Penn State, 12 Pennsylvania breweries have released a beer that doubles as trash talk ahead of the Oct. 21 contest.

A group of 12 breweries in Pennsylvania owned by Penn State alumni announced the release of “Buckeye Tears”, a 4.09% ABV Cold IPA that features a crying Brutus cartoon on the label, in a news release on Wednesday.

“The network of Penn State alumni is vast and proud. We wanted a way to highlight all they have gone on to do since graduating from the university and starting small businesses across PA,” the news release states. “Obviously no harm is meant, we just think ‘Buckeye Tears’ is the perfect name for a beer that will honor Penn State heading to the National Championship in 2023! No one in Ohio wants to see that.”

The beer will be available on tap and in cans at the participating breweries in early October.

While Pennsylvania residents will be able to drink a beverage named Buckeye Tears, it’s been awhile since the Nittany Lions themselves have tasted any. Ohio State hasn't lost to Penn State since 2016 and has won 10 of its last 11 matchups against the Nittany Lions.

Penn State hasn't beaten OSU in Columbus, where this year’s game will be played, in more than a decade. 2011 was the last time the Nittany Lions earned a road win in Columbus.

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