The New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal has provided ample opportunity for jokes about balls, and one New England beverage company has decided to take part by releasing a limited edition soda in honor of the scandal.
According to Foodbeast, Avery’s Beverages of New Britain, Conn., has released a limited-edition soda called Deflated Ball Brew. It’s flavored with grapefruit, lime, and orange. In honor of the scandal, in which 11 of the 12 balls used by the Patriots in the AFC Championship game were found to be insufficiently inflated, 11 of the 12 bottles in a case of Deflated Ball Brew will be slightly flat. The last bottle will be carbonated like a normal soda.
The company made 2,400 bottles of the soda, which is marketed with the tagline, “It’s more fun to play with squishy balls.”
The sodas sell for $15 for a pack of 12, and can be ordered from the Avery's Beverages website.