by: Richard Thompson Updated:CENTRALIA, Wash. —
To celebrate the 12th man and all they do for the Hawks, former Seahawks kicker Norm Johnson decided to team up with Dick's Brewing in Centralia.
The brewery created 12 Man Pale Ale. "It's for the fans," says brewery owner Julie Young-Pendleton. The brewery which also runs Northwest Sausage and Deli in Centralia has been overwhelmed by the response and had to limit customers to the purchase of just one case. Young-Pendleton says, "It's selling like wildfire; we are having a hard time keeping up."
In Olympia Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Jay Inslee hoisted the 12th man flag at the state Capitol as the Seahawk fans cheered him on. The governor said "We've got 200 people down here on a rainy day celebrating this community of the 12th man." Former Seahawks great Walter Jones stepped in to get the flag to the top for the fans. "These are the greatest fans, man. Love 'em. Love the 12th man,"
Back in Centralia, Dicks Brewing is increasing production of its 12 Man Pale Ale so that no fans go thirsty while they are watching the Hawks play the Saints this weekend. We caught Jeff Wright picking up a six-pack and making a prediction about the Seahawks chances against the New Orleans Saints. "We're gonna kick their butts, of course."