The new LSU beer going out on the market this fall is called “Bandit Blonde.”
The purple-and-gold can from the Tin Roof Brewing Co. also features an eye patch-wearing Chinese bandit tiger on the back.
The only problem is the beer name and design leaked online Thursday before it has received the required approval from the Collegiate Licensing Company, LSU officials said, so they cannot comment specifically on the packaging yet.
The LSU-licensed blonde ale brew was formulated through the collaboration of Tin Roof and LSU food science professors.
A blonde ale was selected because they wanted a lighter refreshing beer that could complement football tailgating season, said William McGehee, a Tin Roof co-owner and LSU graduate.
“It’s just so hot here,” McGehee said Thursday.
Also, Tin Roof only brews ales thus far, he said.
The beer will be offered in cans and in draught, but the actual release date will be determined by how soon the licensing is approved, he said, calling October a best-case scenario.
LSU will receive royalties, but it will be primarily overseen by Tin Roof.
The new brewing company, which is located less than a mile from LSU, already offers a Perfect Tin Amber ale and a Voodoo Bengal Pale Ale.