January 27, 2016
Charlotte, NC – Wooden Robot Brewery is extremely proud of our hometown Charlotte Panthers winning the NFC Championship this past weekend and advancing to the Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, CA on February 7th, 2016 where they will face the Denver Broncos.
To show our support and make the game even more interesting, Wooden Robot, located just 6 blocks from Bank of America stadium, has entered into a good-natured wager with Little Machine Brewery located in Denver, CO only a few blocks away from the Broncos stadium. As if that parallel was not enough, Little Machine also has a robot mascot and theme. (http://www.littlemachinebeer.com)
Should the Panthers prevail, the head brewer at Little Machine will have to dress up in a Superman costume and perform an undisclosed physical challenge. This homage to Cam Newton’s alter ego should be a fitting tribute to a Panthers’ victory. However, should they come up short in the big game, our head brewer and President, Dan Wade will don a sheriff costume in honor of Broncos’ Peyton Manning’s nickname, “The Sheriff” and complete the same challenge.
The losing brewery will post photo or video evidence of completing the challenge on their social media platforms for everyone to enjoy. Regardless of the outcome, this should be a fun way to encourage a little friendly competition between the burgeoning North Carolina craft beer scene and the well-established market in Colorado.
Go Panthers and Keep Pounding!
About Wooden Robot Brewery
Wooden Robot is a new 15-barrel urban farmhouse brewery focused on bringing high quality Belgian-influenced ales to Charlotte’s burgeoning South End neighborhood. Wooden Robot will produce premium craft beers, drawing inspiration from classic Belgian farmhouse breweries and the most innovative and respected of America’s craft breweries. They will focus on supremely drinkable saisons, unique hoppy Belgian ales, and innovative wood-aged and wild beers. With an annual capacity of up to 5000 barrels, the brewery will stay focused on the local Charlotte beer market.
President and Head Brewer Dan Wade explains the meaning behind the name: “Wooden Robot represents the blending of seemingly disparate elements into a wonderful union. The wood represents the brewing tradition that inspires us: high quality ingredients, expressive yeast strains, and extended aging in oak barrels. The robot represents innovation: the unique, creative beers that we craft using these traditional methods and ingredients.” Follow Wooden Robot’s progress and updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@WoodenRobotAle).