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Virginia Brewery Introduces “Sell the Team” IPA for Redskins Fans

The occupants of Redskins owner Dan Snyder‘s luxury box were reportedly “stunned” in 2009 when fans at FedEx Field chanted “sell the team” during what then felt, quaintly, like a low point–Jim Zorn‘s 2-4 start. Now the Redskins are 1-8, FedEx Field is a suburb of whatever team is visiting at the moment, and the team is at war with its best player. So maybe it’s time to start the chant again?

Tomorrow, Harpers Ferry Brewing in Purcellville will release its “Sell the Team” double IPA, which it describes as “Bitter and slightly disappointing like a day at fedex field.” Kyle Gabriel, a brewer at Harpers Ferry Brewing, tells Washingtonian that neither he nor his fellow brewer Jesse Powell are old enough to even remember when the team was good, but that they’re big Skins fans anyway. The brewery, which Gabriel says offers splendid views of downtown Harpers Ferry, doesn’t yet have distribution in the DC area, but you can try the beer on site or bring in/buy a growler to enjoy it at home. Note: The brewery is only a 47-minute drive from the Redskins’ Ashburn HQ, but the beer packs a 9.5 percent alcohol punch, so anyone there who wants to try it should bring a driver.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.