Free beer promo at Wisconsin bar backfires amid Packers’ shutout
A bar located just outside Milwaukee, Wisc., ended up serving a lot of free beer to patrons due to a promotion gone awry in light of the Green Bay Packers’ shutout loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
The Bavarian Bierhaus, along with a Bloody Mary bar, typically serves up free beer until the Packers score. The Packers — at least when Aaron Rodgers, now injured, is engineering the offense — usually put up points at a decent clip. Because of that Rodgers-led offensive efficiency, the free beer promo tends to end rather quickly.
That obviously was not the case on Sunday, as the Packers, with Brett Hundley under center, were blanked 23-0.
Free beer! Silver lining for #Packers fans in Sunday's shutout loss. https://t.co/tO92FmimCO pic.twitter.com/HGwf3AjOHx
— Star Tribune Sports (@StribSports) November 21, 2017
Via Milwaukee’s WTMJ-TV:
General Manager Scott Bell says around 200 people were packed into his establishment during the game, and he and his staff served between 275-300 cups of free beer. Some fans had more than others.
“Wisconsinites and Packers fans are at least somewhat responsible,” Bell said.
Packers fans must be at their collective wits’ end in light of the fate that has befallen their favorite team due to Rodgers’ collarbone injury. While there was encouraging news last week concerning Rodgers’ recovery and rehab, the Packers’ struggles on offense could very well continue until his return. Whether that happens this season or not, however, remains to be seen.
The Bavarian Bierhaus, to the bar’s credit, indicated there is no intention of halting the free beer promo, regardless of how many free cups of suds that entails. Cheers, Packers fans.