In collaboration with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and negroleagueshistory.com, microbrewery Main and Mill will release a series of beers highlighting the history of Negro Leagues Baseball and its players.
Honored first in the Negro Leagues Celebration Series is Negro Leagues baseball legend Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige, who played for the Kansas City Monarchs and eventually became the first Black player inducted to Major Leagues Baseball’s Hall of Fame.
Paige will appear on the front of Main & Mill’s American-style Pilsner beer, which was a predominant beer at the height of Negro Leagues Baseball in the 1920s and 1940s.
The beer honors Paige’s 50th anniversary of his Hall of Fame election and features artist Graig Kreindler’s paintings of Paige.
Paige beer will be available in Kansas City stores next week.
The second release of the series is slated to hit shelves in September.
Main & Mill will donate 20% of every can sold to the players’ families and the Negro Leagues Museum.