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D.C. Brau releases The Tradition for D.C. United season

Thursday - 3/6/2014, 1:18pm  ET

The Tradition will be available March 8 before D.C. United's season home opener at the brewery. (Courtesy DC Brau Facebook)

WASHINGTON -- On Saturday, March 8, there's more for D.C. United fans to get excited about than the season's home opener. Before kickoff, Black and Red supporters can get a taste of DC Brau's limited edition D.C. United-themed beer, The Tradition.

The partnership between D.C. United and D.C. Brau formed last spring, when the two decided to team up for a collaboration unique to the D.C. sports world: a local craft brewery and a local sports club.

Fans were asked to name the brew and long-time supporter Donald Wine's submission of "tradition" won.

Tradition is a slogan commonly associated with D.C. United and United supporters. It's stitched in the players' jerseys, it's written on the fans' scarfs and it's a concept fully embraced by the club.

Before the players take to the pitch on Saturday, Penn Social will pour the 5.0 percent ABV ale from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6.

Those wanting to include The Tradition in their tailgates can pick up cans and growlers at DC Brau on Saturday, March 8 from noon until 4 p.m.

The beer will also be available at home games at RFK for a limited time this season.

We would say ‘bottoms up!' but that phrase has lost its place in typical drinking manners. ‘Vamos United!' is on the bottom of Tradition cans.

WTOP's Rachel Nania contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP and @WTOPliving on Twitter and on the WTOP Facebook page.

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