As you read this, three kegs of Harpoon (IPA, The Long Thaw, and Leviathan) are being shrink-wrapped and palletized in preparation for shipment across the US of A. In a few short hours they’ll be loaded on a truck for transport, marked “We’re on to Seattle.” If all goes according to plan – and it will – in roughly 10 days the aforementioned Harpoon kegs will be tapped and pouring from the Elysian Brewing Company’s taps in Seattle. That’s how confident we are.
When it was determined that the Pats would be playing the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, our CEO Dan Kenary dialed up Dick Cantwell, president of Elysian, and proposed a wager: if the Pats win the Super Bowl, Elysian will pour three different kegs of Harpoon in their tap room and if the Seahawks win (ha!), three kegs of Elysian will be tapped in Harpoon’s Boston employee tap room on the Monday following the Super Bowl.
When it comes down to it, it’s pretty much a win-win beer situation.
And yes, we made doubly sure that all the kegs were 100% full before shipping... Go Pats!