We don’t always drink beer, but when we do, they’re the official beers of the Grand Prix • Long Beach Post

Ending all speculation, officials of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach revealed Tuesday that Modelo Especial has been named the official beer of the race weekend, while Ballast Point has been designated its official craft beer, you know, if you’re into that sort of thing.


ADVERTISEMENT - Story continues below
Advertise with the Post

Beer, of course, is a key component at most American sporting events—with the exception of gymnastics and AYSO soccer matches held outside the state of Florida—and is especially key at the Grand Prix by providing spectators something to do when ear-splitting car noise makes for long awkward pauses in conversation.

“We are delighted to have Modelo and Ballast Point back with us in 2019, two beer brand selections which proved very popular with our fans last year,” said Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach.

We have no reason to doubt Mr. Michaelian, especially since his name puts us in the mind of the Michelada which we love and which Modelo actually cans in their Modelo Chelada Especial and Model Chelada Limon y Sal.

Ballast Point has a whole bunch of great beers also, as anyone can attest who has enjoyed one at its local brewery after circling the parking lot for 20 minutes.

Free news isn’t cheap.

We believe that everyone should have access to important local news, for free.

However, it costs money to keep a local news organization like this one—independently owned and operated here in Long Beach, without the backing of any national corporation—alive.

If independent local news is important to you, please consider supporting us with a monthly or one-time contribution. Read more.

$
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.

Donation Total: $5.00 Monthly

ERROR: Either you do not have a saved card to donate with G Pay or you're using an older version of Chrome without G Pay support.

Share this:

« »