Mattea Roach pays tribute with Cape Breton beer
The people of Nova Scotians showed their pride 23 times participating in “Jeopardy!” winner Mattea Roach since she first competed on the game show earlier this year – and now they’re doing so with a special beer.
Cape Breton-based Big Spruce Brewing recently released “Who is Mattea Roach?” IPA.
On Wednesday – Roach’s 24th birthday – the brewery posted pictures of the new drink, which included an animated depiction of Roach competing on the show.
Big Spruce co-owner Melanie Bock-White came up with the idea, flavor and branding for the beer.
It’s been described as, “an aromatic & leaping (but very shy!) session of IPA, bursting with tangerine and pink grapefruit, a sophisticated choice to sip while cheering wildly.”
Big Spruce also called Roach “the best smart pants to grace the small screen”.
Her eponymous beer can be picked up at Big Spruce Brewing in Baddeck, NS, or shipped nationwide from the company’s online store.
The brewery said that while it has not heard Roach’s reaction to the drink, the number of orders from people with the same last name has been “quite significant”.
While Roach currently lives in Toronto, she is originally from Halifax, and has family in Cape Breton.
Big Spruce co-owner and brewer Jeremy White said 900 cans with the label were made from a small batch of “Who is Mattea Roach?”
White said about 50% of the cans were claimed within 24 hours of Wednesday’s post, adding that it was “absolutely” a limited edition beer.
“The broader wish is for her to fair well in the upcoming ‘Champions League,’” he said in a phone interview with CTV News. “We really want to see her succeed. labour.”
Roach will return to “Jeopardy!” next month for the game show’s Tournament of Champions.
Eighteen other champions will face off in the quarterfinals, which begins Monday, while the three seeded champions, including Roach, will skip straight to “Jeopardy!” semi-final.
Roach will take the stage for the first time on November 10.
During his time on the show, Roach won US$562,983 and answered 644 questions correctly.
In “Jeopardy!” In the rankings, she’s at 5th in both consecutive wins and career earnings in regular play, and 9th on the all-time wins list.