Harpoon, Sam Adams Show Support for Home Team, Make World Series Wagers With St. Louis’ Schlafly Brewery

by NESN Staff

October 23, 2013

1382577782_balls-500A couple of regional Boston breweries are getting in on the World Series fun.

The Red Sox and Cardinals won’t just be playing for the Commissioner’s Trophy in the Fall Classic, as the folks over at Schlafly Brand Beer in St. Louis have created a couple of bets with Harpoon Brewery and the Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams, according to Schlafly’s Employee Blog.

For the Harpoon-Schlafly wager, whoever loses will have to put a keg of the other’s beer in their tasting room. The Sam Adams bet gets a little more complicated though, with founder Jim Koch suggesting a lobster dinner and two cases of Boston Lager for the victor. Schlafly co-owner Dan Kopman offered some Schlafly Pale Ale and BBQ dinner in response, then raised the stakes a little higher. Kopman proposed sending a brewer, all expenses paid, to the loser’s city to help brew a victory beer.

“Red Sox in four” sounds like a pretty good name to us, but the two craft breweries seem to be concocting a pretty great gamble, using the light-hearted bet to express their support for their respective cities.

?Here in Boston, we are lucky to be home to some of the best sports teams in the country,” Koch said regarding the bet. “The Boston Red Sox are the epitome of passion and true American tradition. I look forward to seeing the team bring home the World Series trophy once again — and then toasting with a Boston Lager. May the best team win!?

Photo via Schafly.com

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