As heard on 620WTMJ
No free beer for Brewers fans after controversial loss
MILWAUKEE - A local tavern owner is breathing a sigh of relief after the Milwaukee Brewers ended their winning streak Wednesday night.
Wonder Bar owner George Boell isn't happy that the Crew lost. Instead, he's glad he doesn't have to pony up on a promise to give away free beer if the Brewers won ten games in a row.
Boell told 620WTMJ's Gene Mueller he was nervous during the final inning of the game against San Diego Wednesday.
"I had a bar full of people all ready for some free Miller beer."
Had the Brewers won, Ball would have had to pay up after the game.
"Because it was a late game, I would have had [free beer] for an hour after the game last night, and then today, I would have had another hour [of free beer] at a more reasonable time," said Boell.
That would have meant two hours of beer on the house.
"Depending on the crowd, it's usually a barrel or two. It's well worth it though."
The last time the Brewers won ten in a row was in August of 2003.
"There was a Harley reunion going on and the bar was full of Harley riders. It was a very nice surprise for those guys," said Boell.
The free beer deal is a standing offer, as long as the team wins ten games in a row.
"Absolutely. I do it for the Brewers, the Packers, and even the Bucks."