In 2003, the Calgary Cannons baseball team was relocated to Albuquerque. There was a large, public campaign to find a new name for the team for their new city. About the same time, the Simpsons had an episode in which Springfield’s team was relocated to Albuquerque. Overwhelmingly, the vote was cast to name the team the Isotopes.
Isotopes Slammin’Amber is sold at the baseball park. The first time I went to a game at the Isotope’s park, I took a foul ball to the chest exploding my beer. I remember being very disappointed, not so much by the huge black and blue bruise appearing on my torso, but by the loss of an almost full beer. Luckily, this beer is now sold in bottles, so I can enjoy it in a safer environment.
Slammin’ Amber is bitter, but not overly so. It is very flavorful and quite enjoyable. It’s also crisp and refreshing. The beer has a beautiful color, and I was very happy with it.
Would I buy Isotopes Slammin’ Amber again? Yes. In fact, it makes me want to go to the stadium and cheer on the ‘topes. Should you buy it? Yes. If you’re ever in Albuquerque during baseball season, stop by Isotopes Park and pick up a Slammin’ Amber. Or, grab a six-pack and enjoy it anytime during the rest of the year.
I give this beer 4/5 caps.