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Foley’s Pub in New York will Not Offer Sam Adams Beer During Super Bowl

If you only plan on drinking Sam Adams during the Super Bowl, your list of potential spots to enjoy the game was just cut down by one.  As most of you know, Sam Adams is a company that is based out of Boston, Mass.  You may have seen their catchy commercials with the bald-headed, bearded guys talking about how many awards their main brew — Boston Lager — has taken home over the past year. It’s also possible that these commercials are only shown in the Massachusetts-area and most of you have no clue what I’m talking about. In any event, Foley’s Pub in Manhattan will not be offering Sam Adams next Sunday.

“Foley’s NY Pub in NYC says it will not sell Sam Adams during Super Bowl game so as not to support a Boston-based brand,” Darren Rovell wrote on Twitter Friday.

But that’s not all.  The owner of Foley’s, Shaun Clancy, has made a wager with Ken Casey, the lead vocalist in the Boston-based band the Dropkick Murphys and owner of McGreevy’s bar in Boston. According to the Boston Herald, the loser must donate the earnings from sales of shepherd’s pie from Super Bowl Sunday until MLB Opening Day to the charity of their choice.  In addition, the loser will have to bartend at the winner’s bar wearing the opposing teams jersey.

With two weeks between the conference championship games and Super Bowl Sunday, we all have to find ways to keep ourselves occupied.  Kudos to both bar owners for finding a way to do so in a productive manner.



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  • Gene

    This is so stupid.  I am from New York and New York is my favorite city.  I live in Los Angeles and will avoid Foley’s Pub at all costs every time I visit the Big Apple.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Peck/1698651022 Christopher Peck

     I live near Boston and I don’t like Sam Adams anyway. Last night I attended a Boston U. hockey game  and before and after the game I drank PBR’s at the bar next to Agganis Arena.

  • Anonymous

    We are banning crime in Boston for the Super Bowl in rebuttal to the NY Ban on Sam Adams

  • http://twitter.com/Buffalo5428 Robert Marengo

    I’m from New York but let me say this, no one ever can accuse New Yorkers of having too much common sense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seminole42 Scott Williams

    Gene, it’s all in good fun. You know what they say if you can’t take a joke.

  • http://twitter.com/LouieFerrari LouieFerrari

    I love it, too funny bunch of haters!!! They should ban it in Jersey..right? The New Jersey Giants out of East Rutherford? NJ? They are not a true NY team. Buffalo is!!!

  • payerway

    This is dumb. Sams Adams isn’t even a Boston beer. The original recipe is Louis Koch Lager from Missouri. The only reason it is considered a Boston-based company is that Jim Koch was working in Boston after getting his degree from Harvard when he formed the company with his partners. It has never been brewed in Boston and has nothing to do with the real Sam Adams other than being a clever name.

  • Gene

    I can take a joke as well as anyone.  Foley’s is taking a football game too seriously.  If someone who is a Giants fan wants a Sam Adams he or she cannot have one.  That makes no sense.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO, I love it. Nobody does it better than the Big Apple!

  • Anonymous

    C’mon Gmen knock the snot outta them patsies!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/EndWorld-Donner/100002148197523 EndWorld Donner

    Haha, oh the irony. They must not realize that the vast majority of Sam Adams is brewed and bottled in Rochester. New York. (Seriously: read the bottle sometime.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Therrien/100002908103603 Bob Therrien

    Some of us up here in ” Nuh Hampsha’ ”  decided to reciprocate by
    Boycotting New York products we like,  – - Couldn’t think of any !
    -  BTW Sam Adams does operate a micro brewery in Boston but
    the product is in keg form for local taverns, as well as a very small
    amount of bottled beer which is sold in greater Boston only.