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Michelob Ultra Celebrates Serena Williams' Career with Commemorative Cans

The tennis legend took the final bow of her tennis career at the US Open on Friday.

Courtesy of Michelob Ultra
Courtesy of Michelob Ultra
Courtesy of Michelob Ultra

Serena Williams, who announced plans to “evolve away” from tennis earlier this year, took the final bow of her singles career in a third-round loss to Ajla Tomljanović at the US Open on Friday. To honor her historic run-which has included a whopping 23 Grand Slam wins-Michelob Ultra is releasing 100 limited-edition packs honoring the tennis icon. 

The commemorative beer cans are plastered in major title moments across Williams’ career, including her biggest wins at the US Open, Australian Open, and Wimbledon. One design is said to celebrate her off-court success too, though the brand did not reveal specifics. 

Courtesy of Michelob Ultra
Courtesy of Michelob Ultra
Courtesy of Michelob Ultra

To score the cans, fans can head over to Michelob Ultra’s social channels, where the beer maker is giving away the custom packs. While each platform is handling the sweepstakes a little differently (i.e. you can retweet with hashtags on Twitter or reply in the comments on Instagram), you can read up on the rules and eligibility online. Naturally, you must be 21 years or older. The contest closes on September 10 at 11:59 pm. 

Serena Williams announced her plans to retire just recently in an essay for Vogue, and while her US Open run ended earlier than many hoped, the tennis legend called each match at the tournament a “bonus” to her career.

And despite the bombshell news and announcement to move away from the sport, Williams wasn’t quite as definitive about her retirement following Friday’s match. “I don’t think so, but you never know,” she said of coming back. “I don’t know.” Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.

Megan Schaltegger is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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