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Northwoods League Unveils Five Tool Ale

Five Tool Ale

In a unique endeavor, the Northwoods League is launching Five Tool ale, a custom beer that will be available at several ballparks this season. 

Team-branded craft beers have been a major trend in baseball over the last few years, and the Northwoods League is expanding on that theme by rolling out Five Tool ale. Five Tool ale, an American cream ale, was developed specifically for the league through an agreement between K181 Enterprises, Inc., a Rochester, MN company, and Rustic Road Brewing Co. out of Kenosha, WI.

“Baseball and beer have long been intertwined,” said Northwoods League president, Gary Hoover, “and with our League footprint covering some of the top states for craft beer production and consumption, it was a natural fit to pursue this unique opportunity.”

Five Tool, in name and flavor, is built for a night out at the ballpark.  The smooth American cream ale, with a sweetness and texture that should play well on summer nights, is a nod to the rare and valuable five-tool player.  It is the first beer brand offered by K181 Enterprises, whose name also pays homage to a baseball great – legendary Boston reliever from the 1960’s, Dick Radatz, who to this day holds the Major League record for strikeouts in a season by a reliever with 181.

Five Tool will be available at the following Northwoods League ballparks:

Carson Park (Eau Claire, WI)                                                      Warner Park (Madison, WI)

Herr-Baker Field at Marian University (Fond du Lac, WI)              Rivets Stadium (Rockford, IL)

Joannes Stadium (Green Bay, WI)                                              Athletic Park (Wausau, WI)

Historic Simmons Field (Kenosha, WI)                                        Witter Field (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)

Copeland Park (La Crosse, WI)

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