Peyton Manning has only been a retired man for a few months, but anybody who already misses the quarterback can console themselves with a limited-edition beer made in his honor via a collaboration between Indianapolis and Denver breweries.
Oatmaha, an oatmeal pale ale named in tribute to Manning’s popular "Omaha" play call before the snap, will go on sale Friday in Denver. Fans can purchase six-packs of the canned beer from Denver’s Factotum Brewhouse taproom for just $15. Factotum worked with Indianapolis brewery Tow Yard Brewing Co. to make the brew.
The beer pays homage to Manning’s time both as a Bronco and with the Indianapolis Colts, as it features a touch of sage in tribute to Colorado and is brewed with corn as a nod to Indiana. But while the beer was made in honor of Manning, it does not seem like Manning took part in making it since the breweries were not able to use Manning’s name or likeness on the cans.
That is not too surprising considering Manning told the world in the wake of his Super Bowl 50 victory that he’s a Budweiser kind of guy. Still, Oatmaha sounds like an interesting brew. Maybe Manning will give it a try at a summer barbecue.