Nicklas Backstrom is the latest Washington Capitals player to get into the beer business.
Earlier this week, Northern Virginia beer-maker, Eavesdrop Brewery, announced that they created a hazy IPA called Swede-est Assist in collaboration with the Capitals superstar.
The beer has a 7.5 percent ABV and can be first tasted at a release party in Manassas on Saturday, September 9.
Backstrom will be appearing at the event for a special cause. A portion of the beer and event sales will support the NB19 Assist Scholarship Fund for youth hockey players at The St. James Fitness Facility.