Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Schlafly Makes Good on Sam Adams World Series Bet

Posted By on Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Schlafly co-founder Dan Kopman gets a pour at the brewery's 18th birthday party. | Nick Schnelle
  • Schlafly co-founder Dan Kopman gets a pour at the brewery's 18th birthday party. | Nick Schnelle

It's difficult for us to talk about, but yes, the Cardinals lost the 2013 World Series to the Boston Red Sox. Last year there were several bets going on between Bostonians and St. Louisans (though Mayor Slay stayed out of it), but our favorite was between the makers of Samuel Adams and our own Schlafly. Sam Adams founder Jim Koch bet two cases of Boston Lager and a lobster dinner that the Red Sox would win. Schlafly co-founder Dan Kopman bet some Pale Ale, a dinner at Pappy's, and an all-expenses paid trip for the winners to brew a victory beer in the losing city. Welp, time to pay up.

See also: Dan Kopman Talks the Menu Revamp at Schlafly Bottleworks and the True Meaning of Local Food

Last night, Sam Adams' communications director and one of its brewers (who happens to be a former Anheuser-Busch brewer as well) flew to St. Louis to collect their prize. Schlafly hosted a dual tap takeover at Flying Saucer (900 Spruce Street; 314-932-1456) with the Boston brewery with ten taps from each brewery before and during the Cards-Red Sox game.

Today, Schlafly and Sam Adams brewers are starting early at the Tap Room to brew the "Double Red Rally Cap IPA," Boston's victory brew. No hard feelings though -- both breweries will be enjoying the game tonight, with cold Schlaflys in hand, of course.

The Double Red Rally Cap IPA won't be ready for a few months, but eventually it'll be on draft at the Tap Room downtown. We're sure it'll be delicious, but let's just say when the time comes, St. Louis will be ready for a rematch -- baseball and beer.

Tags: ,

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 30, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation