A trip to the Super Bowl. Aaron Rodgers' legacy. The joy of an entire state and global fanbase. Watching Tom Brady cry. There's already plenty at stake in Sunday's big NFC Championship bout between the Packers and the Tampa Bay Bucs, but Central Standard added some extra intoxicating intrigue this weekend by placing a boozy bet with a Tampa Bay brewery.
The Milwaukee-based craft distillery is feeling good about a Green Bay win – so much so that they bet the Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing a case each of the company's North Wisconsin brandy, newly rebranded Red Cabin bourbon and Door County cherry vodka that the G will come away with the W. The Bucs-backing Cigar City put some of its own liquor on the line in return, betting two cases each of its Madura Brown Ale, its Florida Man modern double IPA, and its Jai Alai IPA that Brady will head back to the big game.
"We’re not concerned," said Central Standard co-founder Evan Hughes, in a release. "We’ll definitely be drinking free beer all next week after Green Bay’s victory."
No matter who claims victory on Sunday, the friendly wager is already a win as Central Standard will make a donation to the Green Bay Packers Foundation – in Cigar City's name.
"The donation is the least we could do," said Central Standard co-founder Pat McQuillan, in a release. "Green Bay has given Wisconsin and the entire country a much needed distraction and dose of positive energy this year."
To see who gets two Ws for the price of one on Sunday, tune in to FOX at 2 p.m. tomorrow and watch the Packers take on the Bucs. And until then, enjoy knowing we've already got a win in knowing we've definitely got the better famous fans.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.