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7 Toronto Raptors Inspired Beers You Need to Drink for the NBA Finals

The Toronto Raptors are the first ever Canadian team to make it to the NBA Finals and it’s blowing up the internet. Here are seven dinosaur-esque beers to drink while watching Canada’s team take on the Golden State Warriors.

7 Toronto Raptors Inspired Beers You Need to Drink for the NBA Finals

For the first time ever, the Toronto Raptors have made it to the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. While the Raptors are playing in Oakland tonight, here are 7 beers you can drink to make it feel more like a home game as you cheer on Canada’s team.

 

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King Sue Double IPA – Fossil Cove Brewing CompanyScreen Shot 2019-06-05 at 12.18.54 PM

Are the Raptors the King of the North or not?

This lusciously hazy double IPA gains its hints of mango, orange, and pineapple from the use of the delicious Citra hop.
ABV: 7.8%

 

 

 

Concrete Dinosaur – Right Brain BreweryScreen Shot 2019-06-05 at 2.04.03 PM

The Concrete Dinosaur? Sounds like Kawhi.

Giant notes of Rye accented by subtle citrus undertones. An interesting combination of barley, hops, and rye. Compared to other Brown Rye IPA’s in the market, this rye will give you a lingering spice-like effect that will stick to your palate.
ABV: 7.2% | IBU: 60

 

 

 

 

Dinosour Blackberry Sour Ale – Phillips Brewing & Malting CompanyScreen Shot 2019-06-05 at 2.15.15 PM

Let’s hope the Raptors take a bite out of the Warriors tonight.

Dinosour Blackberry sour ale packs a delightfully tart bite. Soured with house-cultured Lacto strain Blackberries are added pre and post frumentaceous period.
ABV: 4.2%

 

 

 

 

Raptor IPA – Three Creeks Brewing CompanyScreen Shot 2019-06-05 at 2.17.30 PM

Fine, it’s a bird on the label and not a dinosaur. But the name counts for something right?

This IPA attacks your palate with a full-on assault of Denali, Bravo and Centennial hops. 20% Rye malt provides a spicy balance to the intense citrus notes, while a clean dry finish begs another pint.
ABV: 6.2% | IBU: 80

 

 

 

 

 

More Raptors-Inspired Beer Options to Drink During the Basketball Game

 

Raptor Arms Around Me – Loudoun Brewing Company

This beer can be for you if the Raptors lose, but especially if they win.

Put your big boy/girl pants on because this beer is deceptively strong and has a nice balance of malt strength, hop bitterness and floral aroma.
ABV: 9.3%

 

 

Don’t Lose Your Dinosaur – BNA Brewing Company

This is what Steve Kerr is telling all of his players.

Bold ale with fruit aromas & a soft citrus bitterness that won’t assault your palate. Smooth finish, deep copper colour.
ABV: 6.2% | IBU: 70

 

Dinosaur Sr. – Beau’s Brewing Company

Drink this in honour of Marc Gasol, the oldest Raptor on the team.

Red Wine barrel aged (5 months) Tyrannosaurus Gruit.
ABV: 5.8%

 

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