The dedicated Union fan group that you hear banging their drums and singing throughout entire Philadelphia Union games down in Chester are being rewarded for their efforts in the best way possible: in the form of beer.
According to an email that went out to all Sons of Ben members today, they're getting a brew from Yards Brewery named after them:
It is with much excitement that we announce a local Philadelphia brewery, Yards, will be making the Sons of Ben Beer (A Rowdy Style Ale). We expect the beer to be ready on May 1st and we are planning several launch parties for May 3rd (Union v Seattle away). There will be a very limited amount (50 half kegs and 90 sixels). As of right now, there will not be bottles, but we are still working on that. More information in the very near future.
Additionally, Yards is giving the Sons of Ben $1,000 to give to charity. We will be putting up a poll on the website shortly and want YOU to decide what charity this money goes to.
This better not be an April Fool's joke on the 2nd. That would leave a bad taste in my mouth.