A new beer inspired by Fresno rap star Fashawn is headed to Chukchansi Park.
Appetite for Fresno
Grizzly City Ale, inspired by Fashawn’s nickname for his hometown, will be sold at Fresno Grizzlies games starting Thursday.
Brewed by Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co., which is across the street from the stadium, the Grizzlies and the recording artist showed off their collaboration earlier this week.
“It means something to us to be able to produce something that’s a symbol for not only downtown, but for Fresno,” Tioga-Sequoia president Michael Cruz said.
The pale ale is on the bitter side, but lightly so, says Cruz.
Beer Honors Fashawn
Fashawn said he is humbled to partner with two “juggernauts” of Central California culture.
“There’s a lot of negative stuff going on in the city and hopefully this could be a glimmer of light, a glimmer of positivity in the midst of everything that’s going on. Hopefully, this could be something that will unify the city and then we can harmoniously drink together,” Fashawn said.
The 19.2-ounce cans will be sold at games in a special promotion each Thursday — 2 for $10. Cans are $9 the rest of the week. The beer will also be sold at the Tioga-Sequoia beer garden.
In addition, the team and brewery announced a new ticket program, the Tioga Pass. For $29, fans can attend all of the remaining seven Thursday baseball games.
— David Taub (@TaubGVWire) May 23, 2022
Fashawn earned widespread acclaim for his debut 2009 album Boy Meets World. His second studio album, The Ecology, also climbed the hip-hop charts. A single from that release, “Something to Believe In,” is featured on numerous sports video games, including Madden NFL.