Rest In Peace, Norman Sas

Electric Football inventor Norman Sas, with Pete Rozelle

If you are in the same demographic range as Hooch & Hops then you might have grown up with Electric Football.  Not to brag, but I was nasty from downtown on the FG’s.  The Buffalo Bills ‘Electric Company,’ featuring O.J. Simpson was one of the earl teams.  It is then with a heavy heart that we note the passing of Norman Sas, inventor of Electric football.  The reason were featuring it on a beer blog is the games vital role in the creation in one of the best IPA’s in the country.  Sam Calagione and Dogfish Head Beer used the playing field from the game to shake the hops into the test batches of what turned out to be 90 Minute IPA.  Continual dry hopping reached a whole new level.  So, the next time you drink a 90 take a minute to remember the man who created one of the all time great games.

The result of 90 minutes of continual hopping thanks to Electric Football



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