Joe Paterno Beer Is Here to Quench Your Thirst
Joe Paterno may have passed away, but fans can still drink in his success.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 13, 2015
Called the 409 Paterno Legacy series in honor of his now-restored victory total, JoePa’s likeness appears on the cans, which should go on sale around Pennsylvania next week. It also will include his career accomplishments.
Paterno’s career, of course, ended on more than just a note of controversy when he was fired in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal. His son, Jay, addressed the criticism people may have for honoring his father.
I don’t blame them. They were fed a narrative that was not true by some people, and it’s slowly coming around, and more and more people are starting to understand what really happened.”
Duquesne owner Mark Dudash explained making the beer was a no-brainer. “Very successful, his career over 40 years, what he did at State College, what he did as a coach, what he believed in. I just thought it was a natural.”