The Cleveland Browns Finally Win a Game: Fans Rewarded with Free Bud Light Vending Machines

first_img Bruichladdich Distillery Unveils its New Octomore Scotch Whisky Series Editors’ Recommendations Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer UPDATE: Finally! The Cleveland Browns won their first game in two years on September 20. The underdogs triumphed over the New York Jets, 21-17.  After losing all 16 of their games last year and 15 the year before, the Browns are 1-1 for the 2018 season, with one tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, September 9.Fridge ✅. @TheBudKnight ✅. Bud Light ✅. We’re all set for the @Browns Victory Fridge chains to drop in Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/OD1tJ2E5IH— Bud Light (@budlight) September 21, 2018In honor of Browns fans’ unwavering loyalty during the drought, Bud Light installed “Victory Fridges” in bars around Cleveland. Those beer vending machines were locked and would only dispense free Bud Light once the Browns finally took home a W — and boy, did they deliver.We WON!!! —-Wait….Oh God. The free beer thing…Ok Cleveland. Stay calm. GO BROWNS!!! @Browns @budlight #CLE— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) September 21, 2018Read on for more information about the Victory Fridges and Bud Light’s wonder gesture to fine city of Cleveland.—ORIGINAL STORY: Bud Light is offering a glimmer of hope to Cleveland Browns fans that this season will be better than the last — and the one before that — by installing “Victory Fridges” in Cleveland bars, which are beer vending machines that automatically unlock once the NFL team finally wins a game. They will open only then and not a minute earlier.If anyone needs a reminder, the Browns lost all 16 of their games last year and 15 the year before. This puts their win-loss record going into the 2018 season at 1-31. The Browns also haven’t won a championship since 1964.So, yeah, that record calls for a beer or two. Or a fridge full of them.Bud Light Victory Fridges aren’t meant to poke fun at this abysmal record. They were developed to celebrate the fans. Sure, quarterbacks Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler should get a pat on the back for sticking with the team loss after loss, but the fans freezing their asses off watching them get sacked aren’t making seven figures.“The Bud Light Browns ‘Victory Fridge’ is a fun way to celebrate and reward a fan base that has never wavered in enthusiasm or dedication for their team no matter what happens,” says Andy Goeler, vice-president of marketing for Bud Light. “It’s going to be fun to be part of the celebration when the team earns their first victory of the season.”Bud Light, with help from Ohio-based wholesaler House of LaRose, is installing a handful of these smart vending machines at local watering holes and the FirstEnergy Stadium. The fridges will remain off until the moment of the first big W, when they automatically uncork and dispense free beer, “giving fans 21 and over the chance to enjoy the sweet taste of victory together,” says Bud Light in a press release.You’ve stood by us through it all. We love you for it, and so does @budlight.These special fridges will unlock celebratory beers when we get our first regular season “W”.#VictoryFridge pic.twitter.com/LgsGNabMpt— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 14, 2018“Our top priorities are to build a consistently winning team and to create unique experiences for Browns fans, and the Bud Light Cleveland Browns Victory Fridges will give our fans a special opportunity to celebrate our first win of the 2018 season,” said executive vice president and COO Dave Jenkins. “We have the most passionate, loyal fans in sports, and we are excited to partner with Bud Light on this promotion that they created specifically for Northeast Ohio due to Browns fans’ unmatched support of our team.”Powered by Bud-E Fridge smart technology, the Bud Light Browns Victory Fridge is the brand’s latest innovative technology to help create unique experiences for NFL fans. After all, Bud Light is the official beer sponsor of the league.If you ask us, this top Jim Beam’s smart decanter.Article originally published August 17, 2018. Last updated by Nicole Raney to include details of and reactions to the Browns’ much-anticipated win. Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Looking Back at 70 Years of Nalgene, the Most Iconic Water Bottle last_img read more

Destination Bluenose Coast

first_imgA short scenic drive from Halifax takes you to a premier travel destination where you can experience just about everything Nova Scotia has to offer. And the folks involved with Destination Bluenose Coast would love to help you get the most out of your southwest Nova Scotia trip. Shelley Webb, owner of Havenside Bed and Breakfast in Hackett’s Cove, is director and past chair of Destination Bluenose Coast,. She says she enjoys pointing people in the right direction, whether they want to buy a handmade quilt or are looking for another place to stay along the way. “The quality of the experience has to be paramount,” Webb says, which is why she is thrilled Destination Bluenose Coast is such a collaborative organization. The not-for-profit organization brings together members of local chambers of commerce, boards of trade, tourism organizations and independent business owners and can best be described as “people helping people.” “We are working together to ensure that the Bluenose Coast is something people will absolutely rave about when they go back home,” Webb says. Sebelle Deese, co-owner of Atlantic Sojourn Bed and Breakfast in Lunenburg, calls Bluenose Coast a “symbiotic relationship” and describes others who work in the tourism industry, whether in Chester, Mahone Bay, or Bridgewater, as “dear, dear, dear friends.” “That’s what makes it so nice up here. All of us in the tourism business work together,” says Deese in her native Mississippi drawl. They work together to develop itineraries, a web presence and other projects to make visitors’ stays as action-filled and as pleasant as possible, whether they are day-tripping from Halifax, holidaying from the U.S. or even Europe. “It’s all about the experience. We know that our visitors want to have a memorable experience. They don’t want to just look anymore,” says Trudi Curley, Bluenose Coast’s Destination co-ordinator. “Our job is to make people aware of what it is we offer,” Curley says. To that end, they created the Bluenose Coast Boarding Pass, a chronological list of 100 festivals being held from the western end of the Halifax Regional Municipality to the western boundary of Lunenburg County and inland to New Ross and New Germany. There are farmers’ markets, lobster suppers, cycling, kayak and camping tours, music festivals, art festivals, boat races, parades and workshops in photography, quilt making and papermaking — all on a pocket-sized brochure. Curley says the organization is working on developing itineraries for visitors so that when they visit a popular destination such as Peggy’s Cove, they are offered information on local accommodation, restaurants and other places of interest in the area. Last fall, the organization held a contest and treated the winners to a weekend tour of the area, centred around Mahone Bay’s scarecrow festival. The trip started with an overnight stay and breakfast at Havenside Bed and Breakfast in Hacketts Cove. A short drive took them to the farmers’ market in Hubbards. With their shopping done, the winners took a drive around the breathtakingly beautiful Aspotogan Peninsula where they lunched on lobster sandwiches. After lunch they traveled to Mahone Bay to see the scarecrows and then continued on to Lunenburg where they spent the night. There are so many varied places and activities within the geographic area defined as the Bluenose Coast, it’s difficult to name them all. There are fabulous beaches along the Aspotogan Peninsula. There are also non-beach waterfronts worth visiting such as The Ovens with its tide-worn caves, the rugged coastline of Blue Rocks and the working waterfront of Lunenburg. To get away from it all, you can leave the mainland and take the ferry to Tancook Island or Little Tancook Island. “That’s a wonderful day trip,” says Curley, “a true Maritime experience.” “Visitors can purchase a picnic on shore and head out to Tancook for the day. The ferry ride is an inexpensive way to get out on the water and you can take your bike or walk the island roads,” Curley says. Another option is to sail around the many islands in Mahone Bay, one of which, Oak Island, is the site of one of the world’s longest-running treasure hunts. According to the Oak Island Tourism Society, the hunt began in 1795 with the accidental discovery of the “money pit.” The entire coast is filled with coves and inlets that make it perfect for exploring. There are many sea-kayaking businesses up and down the coast and a few places in Hubbards, Chester and Mahone Bay where you can take sailing lessons. If you’re not a water person, there’s still a lot to do. You can take in the beauty of the ocean and surrounding scenery from the comfort of your car. The races in Chester let you enjoy the majesty of sailing from a comfortable perch on land. There are art galleries and shops featuring the works of local craftspeople from Peggy’s Cove to Mahone Bay, Chester and Lunenburg. Becoming a UNESCO world heritage site has helped Lunenburg preserve its historic Colonial, Victorian and Georgian architecture. It’s also a fabulous place to walk whether you want to work out on the hills or take it easy on the waterfront. Whichever your choice, you’ll be steeped in the history of the area. Lunenburg is home to Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador Bluenose II. Curley takes pride in the fact that all the destinations within the Bluenose Coast are authentic. But the coast isn’t all about coastline. On a foggy or cool day, you might want to head inland to take advantage of hiking trails or travel back in time at the Ross Farm Museum in New Ross where you can try your hand at milking a cow, writing with a quill or even doing some woodworking or blacksmithing. And, of course, everyone loves the hayride. There is also the Parkdale-Maplewood Community Museum in Maplewood where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the colourful heritage gardens or head inside the museum to study exhibits on everything from handicrafts to tools of farming and industry to aboriginal artifacts. The wonder of the Bluenose Coast is that you can enjoy all this plus golf, theatre, art and opera and you won’t have to drive more than an hour in any direction. For those who live and work in the region, “everything that the visitor enjoys, we have 365 days a year,” says Webb adding, “If anyone had a choice, where else would they live except somewhere in this area. It is the perfect balance — to live in a small coastal community that is just a scoot from everything a capital, cultured city has to offer. “I wake up in the morning and look out over this beautiful cove where our boat is moored, and I say ‘Thank you, God.'” -30-last_img read more