Bavarian Bierhaus is a Packer bar outside of Milwaukee. The watering hole is well-known for its game-day promotion. “Free Beer until the Packers Score.” With Baltimore shutting out Green Bay on Sunday, the promotion RAN ALL GAME. Over 3 hours of approximately 200 Wisconsinites trying to drown their football sorrows.
— Nick Bohr (@NickBohr) November 21, 2017
Scott Bell is the GM of the establishment. He estimated that between 275-300 free beers were served on Sunday. According to Milwaukee’s WTMJ-TV, Bell doesn’t plan on discontinuing the promotion for future games.
HOLD THE PHONE! 275 Beers? Maybe 300? That equates to 1.5 beers per person. Was the entire crowd in kindergarten? I call bullshit.
As someone who went to school in Wisconsin, I know how you people get down. You’re not pulling the wool over my eyes. No, no, no. This scene had to be complete and utter CHAOS. A spiraling domino effect into a drunken oblivion. The longer the Packers remained scoreless, the harder the fans drank. Let’s assume they were 12 ounce beers. Let’s also assume 50 of the 200 people either went the Bloody Mary or designated driver route. My four years of first hand research estimates that 1-1.5K cold ones went down at the Bavarian.
Wait did someone say Wisconsin has a drinking age? https://t.co/BXzImHtVSQ
— Austin (@austin_cm52) November 18, 2017
Despite the GM claiming the promotion “backfired,” the restaurant is the real winner here. The publicity received from this event is worth the cost of those beers 100 times over. The Milwaukee bar is out here playing chess, while the rest of their state plays checkers. Touché. Smart as hell. The Bavarian Bierhaus guys/gals must not have WI roots.
Green Bay currently stands at 5-5. They’re three game backs of Minnesota. If you include the game vs. the Vikings, the Pack are 1-4 without their All Pro Quarterback. Brett Hundley and his teammates travel this week to face the Steelers on Sunday Night Football. If it even takes a quarter or two for Mike McCarthy’s team to score, things are going to get WILD at this place. Milwaukee area businesses will have a few employees missing work Monday due to an “illness.”
For nostalgia purposes: