Local PA beers to give Masters Sunday a Penn State Saturday feel

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Beer is sold to patrons during a practice round prior to the start of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

No. 2: Shy Bear

Just over the mountain from State College is Shy Bear Brewing.

With tons of outdoor seating, and a gastropub on site, this could be a place to watch the Penn State game or the the final round of The Masters while enjoying the drink that comes in at #2 on our power rankings.

Shy Bear Breweing’s Cookie Dipper — this beer is exactly what it sounds, being described as an oatmeal cookie cream ale.

Shy Bear’s goal with this drink was to remind you of that childhood snack we all know and remember, an oatmeal cream cookie.  The first true “dessert beer” to make our power rankings, this beer definitely drinks like a meal or dessert. Considered a Cream Ale, Cookie Dipper does reach 30 on the IBU scale, which is surprising for such a sweet beer.  However, those hops balance the sweetness perfectly and thus earns it the #2 spot on our power rankings.

This is a great 17th/18th hole beer…or tailgating in a cold November Saturday as we try to clinch the Big 10 Championship hosting Michigan State!

Other Shy Bear options — Maruis De Saison, Quandry Collins and Sinister Things