Colorado Avalanche players universally think White Claw is a joke drink. But a couple players supposedly do or would partake.
During the hockey hiatus, the Colorado Avalanche are out there asking the important questions — which Avs player would drink White Claw?
In case you don’t know — and it’s apparent in this video that Nathan MacKinnon doesn’t — White Claw is a pre-made drink that consists of seltzer water, gluten-free alcohol and “a hint of fruit flavor.” The fact that it’s gluten-free and only 100 calories per serving makes it especially popular with women watching their figures.
I also spent $13 on a single can at Pepsi Center on opening night. I have never recovered from that sticker shock.
White Claw is a relatively low alcohol value — 5% ABV. Combine with that the fact that it’s favored by young women who work as Pilates instructors and the like, and rugged hockey players think it’s a ridiculous drink. They go out of their way to chirp each other about who would drink the beverage.
No, really, Nathan MacKinnon’s genuine perplexity over White Claw — and the fact that Mark Barberio and Nazem Kadri think he’d be the one to toss one back — is truly hilarious. Add to that the fact that he thinks Erik Johnson would enjoy White Claw “because he seems like a rich American,” and it’s clear the Dogg knows nothing about the Claw.
Meanwhile, one player who is most likely to drink the Claw, according to the video, is Tyson Jost. Both Gabriel Landeskog and Colin Wilson tapped him. Wilson says it’s because White Claw is “basic,” implying that Jost is, too.
Hils thinks the chirp is payback because Jost called Wilson “The biggest space cadet I’ve ever met.” Could be. Jost isn’t into it, though, because he said he’s just going to stick with “Canadian drinks.” I don’t know if he means Moosehead Lager or Wiser Whiskey, though.
Meanwhile, the captain revealed a tidbit — according to him, Johnson really is into White Claw. Supposedly our horse lover brings over cases of the Claw.
Meanwhile, the most popular answer for who would sip the refreshingly tasteless beverage is Nikita Zadorov. As Big Z points out, he’s Russian — he’ll drink anything.
He might need to add a little vodka to the low-alcohol White Claw. That’s what I do when I want to feel a little buzz.
What about you, Colorado Avalanche fans? Do you do Claw? What are your beverage of choice during the hockey hiatus?