No way, it is very smooth. It goes down nice when it is cold.
I'm not saying it wouldn't go down well... it's just a matter of drinking a thick, creamy beer right after doing a bunch of exercise. That's like walking into the locker room and having a nice tall glass of milk.
To me, Guinness is something you have with dinner. Drinking beer after a hockey game is quite different.
My team moved to a Park District rink and we can't have beer there.
But we used to have Labatt at the old place.
here in Atlanta none of the rinks officially allow beer in the parking lot (don't even think about having it in the locker room) and the league (not run by the rink) doesn't allow it either, mostly for liability reasons. that doesn't stop teams from drinking after games though. everybody looks the other way as long as you pack out what you brought in.
hell, I'm a league officer and I usually bring the beer for my team.
Yuengling is my first choice. it's readily available in cans and is a good, inexpensive beer.
My rink does not allow outside booze and they are nut jobs about it. So we have to buy $3, 16 ounce cans of Labatt from them. They come in a Home Depot bucket filled with ice. Not my favorite beer, I too am more of a craft guy, but it's damn good right when you get off the ice.
You play at Johnny's Icehouse, eh? I do like how you don't have to remember to bring the beer, it is (almost) always cold and waiting for you when you get off the ice.
If I had access to Yuengling in California it's all I would ever drink, water included. I usually just pick up a 12 pack of PBR or whatever's cheap and bring it to the locker room. My team doesn't have a solid beer rotation going on so I usually have to step up and bring it.