Like many power football conferences, SEC fans are serious about their beer.
(Bleacher Report even took the time to compare the conference's football programs to different suds.)
Now LSU is taking the next step - the university has announced it will partner with a local brewery to brand and sell its own LSU beer.
Tin Roof Brewing Co. and Mockler Beverage will be working with a recipe created by LSU's own food science department, with the school finalizing logos and labels for the new brew. An LSU spokesman said he hopes to have the beer "on store shelves by fall."
Beer is banned inside all SEC stadiums and most college football venues so presumably LSU brew will compete with Abita and a plethora of lite beers as the staple beverage at Death Valley tailgates.
Consider this a small victory for Baton Rouge beer lovers and a momentous win for American education. While the U.S. has come under fire for lagging worldwide in science and math, this Tiger brew comes through in both areas. The food science students at LSU have come up with a well-tested product that will generate more revenue for the university.