Posted: Sep 12, 2012 4:32 AM by David Sherman - MTN News
Updated: Sep 12, 2012 4:32 AM
Olympic soccer star Abby Wambach has been in Great Falls for several days, doing what sports stars enjoy doing: making public appearances, promoting health and fitness and helping young soccer players improve their game.
Wambach also found time to stop by the Bowser Brewing Company to try a special beer created just for her.
Bowser owner Evan Bowser brewed the unique beer for Wambach's visit, and dubbed it Abby's Urbock.
Bowser says it's perfect for Wambach because it looks harmless and is smooth, but it has quite a kick with 7-percent alcohol content.
When he unveiled the brew last week, Bowser noted, "We wanted to do this for Abby. I really think Great Falls is a great town and a great community and I want people to feel over-the-top welcome so they will come back and bring their friends back."
And now comes word that Wambach did indeed stop by the brewery and enjoyed a glass of her namesake brew, telling Bowser that it is an honor to have a beer made just for her.
Bowser said that meeting Wambach was great, adding that she is "real down to earth" and he really enjoyed having her visit the brewery.
Sports columnist Larry Brown picked up on the story, writing, "You haven't truly made it as an athlete until you've had a beer named after you. With that in mind, we can safely say that Abby Wambach has officially arrived."