Leading up to the big-game, there are always “prop-bets” that don’t mean much to anybody (especially me), but if there’s a bet that has
something anything to do with drinking delicious beers – I’m suddenly interested! ESPECIALLY when it involves one of my favorite local breweries: Elysian Brewing. The brewery was founded in 1995 in Seattle and is located directly outside of Seattle’s major sports stadiums. Needless to say, it’s a Seahawks/Mariners fan favorite.
Squaring off against Elysian is upstart brewpub West Flanders in Boulder, hailing from the state of craft beer. Founded in 2012 and specializing in Belgian-inspired beer, West Flanders has been in the news lately for a beer inspired by the other thing that binds Colorado and Washington together, and for getting a cease-and-desist order from the NFL over another marketing move during AFC Championship week.
The stakes … The losing brewer must pay for the head brewer from the winning city’s team to travel to the losing team’s city. The winning brewer will take over the losing brewery’s equipment and staff and brew a beer of their choice.
On the day said beer is tapped, the host brewery must fly the flag of the winning team for two weeks or until the beer is gone, whichever comes first.
Simply awesome. GO SEAHAWKS!!