Jim Koch (Founder of Sam Adams) puts his beer where his mouth is… well I guess we all do. But Jim is laying it on the line in support of the Boston Red Sox for the World Series. Jim has made a craft beer wager with Dan Kopman of Shafly in St. Louis for food, beer and pride. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is where the beer meets the bears!
The wager: Samuel Adams brewer and founder Jim Koch is so confident that his hometown team, the Boston Red Sox, will win the World Series, that he is betting two cases of his flagship Boston Lager and a lobster dinner against Dan Kopman’s Schlafly Pale Ale and a dinner from Pappy’s BBQ ribs. Additionally, each brewer is inviting the competitor to brew a beer of their choice in their respective breweries in Boston and St. Louis – all expenses paid.
“Here in Boston, we are lucky to be home to some of the best sports teams in the country,” said Jim Koch, Samuel Adams brewer and founder. “The Boston Red Sox are the epitome of passion and true American tradition. I look forward to seeing the Red Sox bring home the World Series trophy once again – and then toasting with a Boston Lager. May the best team win!”
“St Louis is the home of the best fans in baseball and the best beers in the US,” said Dan Kopman, Co-Founder of Schlafly Beer, St. Louis’ oldest and largest locally owned brewery. I look forward to our 12th World Series victory and then visiting my good friend Jim and toasting with a Schlafly Pale Ale. May the best team win!”
So let’s do this Red Sox – For the love of the game; for the love of the beer!