San Francisco, New York breweries wager on Wild Card game

Anchor Brewing Twitter @AnchorBrewing
Anchor Brewing Twitter @AnchorBrewing

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, California and Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York have agreed to place a friendly wager on the outcome of Wednesday’s MLB National League Wild Card game between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets.

Ommegang President, Doug Campbell challenged Anchor’s President, Matt Davenport, Wednesday morning on Twitter.

Davenport accepted, terms were drawn up, and a tweet-handshake sealed the deal.







The winning brewery will send some beer and a jersey of the winning team to the losing brewery. The loser, decked out in the opposing uniform, will serve the winning brewery’s beer in their tasting room.

The loser brewer will also travel to the winning brewery to brew a collaboration beer in honor of the winning team and city. The beer will be available in time for Opening Day 2017.

Anchor’s President Davenport, decked out in orange and black, said “Baseball and San Francisco have gone hand in hand for more than 100 years. With roots that date back to the California Gold Rush, Anchor has been intrinsically tied to the city, enjoyed by Giants fans for decades.” “We look forward to sharing our beer with Ommegang fans in Cooperstown, as we send some tasty West Coast [read: Best Coast] brews to be enjoyed in their taproom. It’s an even year and we all know what that means.”

Ommegang’s President Campbell said, “This game promises to be an epic matchup between two great teams and two great states.” “I look forward to seeing pictures of Matt serving our beer to Anchor fans in San Francisco. Here in Cooperstown, our roots run deep in both the national pastime and our home state, and we are exciting to raise our glasses to the Mets’ victory tonight.”

The Wild Card game will be played at Citi Field in New York City on the evening of Wednesday, October 5.

The game will only tell who will actually taste victory.

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