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Denver Comic Con honors Alan Rickman with 'Snape-ricot' beer

Each year Denver Comic Con teams with Breckenridge Brewery for a limited-edition beer, with fans voting to decide the name. Previous winners have included "The Caped Brewsader, "Brews Wayne" and "Hulk's Mash," but this year they'll pay tribute to the late actor Alan Rickman with "Snape-ricot," a nod to his character in the Harry Potter films.

The name was selected from among 500 entries, which were then narrowed to "Snape-ricot" and four other finalists: "Harley Quench," "It's a Trap-Ricot," "Pale Hydra" and "Sweep the Lager."

An American pale lager brewed with fresh apricot puree, the beer, like Severus Snape himself, is characterized as “a complex potion that reveals unexpected layers as it progresses."

"Snape-ricot" will debut May 20 during a special event held at Stoney's Bar and Grill in Denver. The first 200 people who order the beer will receive a free pint glass designed by artist Frankie Serna. "Snape-ricot" will be available at select bars during Denver Comic Con, held June 17-19 at the Denver Convention Center.

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