The Presidential campaigns may drag on and on this spring, but there was one election announcement Tuesday that ended with a decisive victory for a candidate. Sly Fox Brewing Company announced that its Dunkel Lager was voted the official finish line beer of the 2012 ODDyssey Half Marathon. Capturing nearly 65% of the vote, this is likely to be the most significant win of the primary season.
Last year, the ODDyssey Half Marathon introduced Philadelphia to the theory of Granada University medical professor Manuel Garzon, that the sugars, salts, and bubbles in beer cause a pint of beer post-workout to be better at rehydrating the human body than water. As beer and exercise enthusiasts, the ODDyssey team was proud to invite its adult runners to test that theory out with a post race celebration and finish line beer garden.
In 2012, the ODDyssey Half Marathon Sly Fox is the official beer sponsor of the ODDyssey Half Marathon. Sly Fox kicked off the sponsorship by asking runners to help select which Sly Fox beer will be the official post race beer! Hundreds of runners participated in the free taste testing and voted for which one would be the most refreshing beer to drink after a beautiful 13.1 mile run.
As the winning beer, the Dunkel Lager will be the Official Beer of the 2012 ODDyssey Half Marathon and be featured in the finish line beer garden. The Dunkel Lager is a traditional Bavarian style Dark Lager, made with Munich, Pils and German Roast malts and a variety of Bavarian hops. Runners will be invited rehydrate with a Dunkel Lager as they cheer their fellow athletes in.
The ODDyssey Half Marathon is Philadelphia’s spring half marathon. It boasts a USA Track and Field certified course, professional photography, cash prizes and the most sophisticated timing system in the world - allowing runners to cross the finish line and immediately look up their results on touch screen kiosks.
But, the ODDyssey also is the most fun half marathon you will ever run. It features live music along the course, optional quirky elements like water balloons and costume contests, and free post race massages from Phila Massages. To register and get more details about the race or the beer, please go to www.ODDysseyHalfMarathon.com.
Sly Fox Brewing Company is one of the originators of the craft beer movement in Philadelphia. Founded in 1995, Sly Fox continually produces award winning beers year after year and has been recognized as one of the best brew pubs in the nation. 2012 marks a huge milestone for Sly Fox Brewing Company as they open a new brewery in Pottstown Pennsylvania that will more than double brewing capacity. www.slyfoxbeer.com