Lions rookie Miles Killebrew already has beer named after him

By Rachel Wold
Feb 27, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern Utah defensive back Miles Killebrew speaks to the media during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

When you have a last name like “Killebrew” how can you not have a beer named in your honor? This was the case for Detroit Lions rookie safety Miles Killebrew after Michigan’s Fort Street Brewery created “Killebrew IPA” on his behalf.

“I guess it was a play on my name,” Killebrew said per Michael Rothstein of ESPN. “Killebrew. So they wanted to do that there. It was a cool experience.”

Killebrew appears to have attended the Fort Street Brewery’s debut of the beer back on June 9.

The IPA is described as “light in body and malt character and rich in fruity and piney notes.” We’ll leave this description up to the beer drinkers to decide if brew concoction sounds tasty.

Killebrew was drafted by the Lions in the fourth round and will reportedly compete for a starting safety job over the summer.

Cheers. It is 5:00 somewhere out there, right?