Samuel Adams, Schlafly Settle World Series Bet, Brew a Red Sox Victory Beer

The St. Louis Cardinals may be getting the best of the Red Sox this season (look how smug those Midwesterners are about it, too), but the Red Sox still hold the edge where it counts after last year’s World Series win.

Breweries from the two great baseball towns are settling a bet they made before the start of the World Series last year. Jim Koch, founder of Boston’s Samuel Adams, wagered two cases of Boston Lager and a lobster dinner. Dan Kopman, co-founder of Schlafly Brewery in St. Louis, put up some Schlafly Pale Ale and a BBQ dinner from Pappy’s Smokehouse. In addition, the winning city’s brewery helped the other brew a victory beer.


Representatives of Samuel Adams are in St. Louis this week as the Red Sox take on the Cardinals in interleague play. In honor of the Sox’ victory, the brewers made Double Red Rally Cap IPA. In an evil twist of fate, the beer should be ready to go just as the 2014 MLB playoffs begin. The beer will be available in September in St. Louis at the Schlafly Taproom and Schlafly Bottleworks. It may also be available in Boston, according to a Samuel Adams press release.

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