Houston's oldest craft brewery is making a big bet on the Houston Astros. Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the reigning CultureMap Tastemaker Awards Brewery of the Year, and Washington's DC Brau Brewing Company have made a wager on the outcome of the World Series.
If When the Astros win their second championship, Saint Arnold will receive cases of DC Brau's signature brews like Joint Resolution, Brau Pils, On the Wings of Armageddon, and "some cool stuff from the barrel room," Saint Arnold chief marketing officer Lennie Ambrose tells CultureMap.
In the unlikely event of an Astros loss — the team is the biggest betting favorite since 2007 — DC Brau would receive some of Saint Arnold's finest brews, including Art Car IPA, Orange Show, Lawnmower, and a few treats from the brewery's barrel room.
"While craft brewers love drinking their own beer, getting beer from another independent brewery as a payoff for a baseball bet tastes a little better, somehow," Ambrose added in a statement. "We're pumped to try some selections from DC Brau after the Astros sweep the Nationals!"
The exact means and timing for distributing the rewards has yet to be determined, but Ambrose says he expects that both Saint Arnold employees and fans will share in the bounty.
In the meantime, Astros die hards who can't score tickets to the game are invited to root, root, root for the home team at the brewery's restaurant and beer garden. All of the games will be shown on a massive, 16-foot screen.