By Ian Oland
Capitals legend and NBC Sports Washington commentator, Craig Laughlin, will be hosting a watch party for the Caps-Penguins game Sunday in Alexandria and for good reason.
Local brewer Aslin Beer Company has created a limited-edition beer inspired by the former Capital named Locker 18 Double IPA.
“I’m so excited about this collaboration as I always wanted a beer named after me,” Craig said.
Design by Aslin Beer Company
Laughlin will be at the location at 11 AM (847 S Pickett St, Alexandria, VA, 22304) and will be sticking around for the Caps’ rivalry game at 12:30 PM.
Hey Caps fans come join me this Sunday at 1130 am for a viewing party when the Caps tangle with the Pens at 1230 at @Aslin_BeerCo in Alexandria! We will have the new Locker18 beer on tap and cans to buy as well! All to benefit Our fight against cancer! Please drop by! pic.twitter.com/9djdg8i5DJ
— Craig Laughlin (@Laughlin18) January 31, 2020
All proceeds of Locker 18 go to The Laughlin Family Foundation. Craig’s wife Linda was diagnosed with uterine serous carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of uterine cancer in April 2018.
“We had a lot of gloom and doom to start because it was sort of a shock to our system,” Craig said to NHL.com. “But then we looked at ourselves and said, ‘Hey, we’re going to beat this. We’re going to do whatever we can.'”
Part of that fight has been to start The Laughlin Family Foundation, which will be hosting its first-ever event on Wednesday at the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill in Crofton, Maryland.
One week left to join the party! Come support our first ever foundation fundraiser @FightRareCancer and help us drop the gloves on rare cancers! Limited tickets still available: https://t.co/9NGcr4Lprp #EveryCancerDeservesAVoice pic.twitter.com/V0Ui8NZP2j
— Craig Laughlin (@Laughlin18) January 29, 2020
Fans can meet Capitals sniper Jakub Vrana, who Craig has affectionately nicknamed Jake The Snake, as well as Capitals coach Todd Reirden, Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, Hockey Hall of Famer Rod Langway, 500-goal scorer Peter Bondra, gold medal Olympian Haley Skarupa, Bullets great Phil Chenier, Caps play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati, voice of the Caps John Walton, fighty former player Alan May, and some guy who promises to bother Alan May all night named Ian Oland. The party will feature live and silent auctions, entertainment, music, food, an open bar, and an opportunity to taste Laughlin 18. Only a handful of tickets are still available so hurry and get your tickets now.
Laughlin got a chance to sample the beer on Tuesday morning and gave it a taste even though it was before noon.
“Oh my god! What an amazing beer,” Craig said. “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere isn’t it?”
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This Sunday! 🏑 We joined forces with @capitals commentator Craig Laughlin @laughlin18_nbcs to make Locker 18 Double IPA! Sunday 2/2 Craig will be at our ALX taproom!! He’ll be here at 11am and sticking around for the caps game at noon. The proceeds of this beer will go towards @thelaughlinfamilyfoundation , funding efforts that fight rare cancers. We are stoked to have met Craig, and the awesome cause he is fighting for! . #Aslin #AslinAlexandria #AslinBeerCo #VaBeer #Herndon #Alexandria #caps #dccaps #washingtoncaps #capsgame #craiglaughlin
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