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The Super Bowl Bet – Harpoon Brewery vs Brooklyn Brewery

February 2, 2012

Four years ago, I was a college kid watching the big game with a bunch of friends in Allston. You know the game that I’m talking about. The one that could have made the Patriots complete a perfect season. The one… against the New York Giants. The one with that darned helmet catch touchdown that crushed the souls of New England sports fans around the country.

I’m pretty sure even the riot police that were stationed around Boston were bummed out.

It also marked the first time that Harpoon Brewery poured another brewery’s flagship beer in our tasting room.

It was all part of the Super Bowl bet:

Harpoon Brewery vs. Brooklyn Brewery

New England vs. New York

The bet? The losers would have to pour a keg of the winners flagship beer in their visitor center for a week. Yup. That’s right. Four years ago, we poured a keg of Brooklyn Lager in our Boston tour room. Don’t believe me? We have evidence:

Four years later, the Super Bowl Bet is on again – If the Patriots win then Brooklyn Brewery will pour Harpoon IPA at their visitor center for a week AND their visitor center staff will proudly be sporting New England Patriots jerseys.

“We are very confident that the Patriots will carry the day, and avenge the 2008 loss to the Giants,” said Dan Kenary, who still cringes when he thinks back to pouring Brooklyn Lager four years ago.

Trust me Dan, you aren’t the only one that cringes when they think back to that 2008 game.

So, Pats fans… let’s show those New Yorkers that New England means business this year. I’ll be enjoying the game with a plate of nachos, buffalo wings and washing it down with a delicious bottle of Harpoon IPA, and I look forward to celebrating a Patriots win with one as well.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. jeffro permalink
    February 2, 2012 6:04 PM

    Go Pats! I’ll be enjoying some HARPOON during the game. Brooklyn beer yuck….

  2. desceintist permalink
    February 3, 2012 10:18 AM

    Harpoon’s UFO is what got me brewing my own, but Brooklyn Local 1 & 2 are excellent.

  3. Greg Lutz permalink
    February 3, 2012 5:30 PM

    Go Pats!!!- from Rave Associates in Ann Arbor, Mi

  4. February 7, 2012 1:41 PM

    LOL JEFFRO WHERE ARE YOU FROM? HOW DID THAT GAME END UP? BROOKLYN BREWERY IS DELICIOUS BEER AND BROOKLYN WAS RATED THE COOLEST CITY IN UNITED STATES BY GQ (and yes I know it’s a borough, but i bet you didn’t) HAHA! ignorant pats fans!

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