Video brews up Qwest Field beer controversy
Fans who pay $7.25 for a 16-ounce domestic beer will get 4 extra ounces for Saturday's playoff game between the Seahawks and Saints after a video shows big and small cups hold the same amount of beer.
Bottoms up, Seahawks fans.
Fans who purchase a 20-ounce beer Saturday at Qwest Field will pay the 16-ounce price after a video brewed up a controversy about whether beer-drinking fans have been getting their money's worth.
The video, which was posted on YouTube and Facebook, shows a man pouring liquid from a taller cup to fill a shorter cup, both with Seahawks logos. With a cheering crowd as the soundtrack, he says, "Hold it!"
Later, he yells, "Call the cops!"
A 20-ounce beer at Qwest Field costs $8.50, $1.25 more than the supposed16 ounces, according to a Seahawks spokeswoman. But for Saturday's NFC wild-card game against the New Orleans Saints, all beer will be 20 ounces and cost $7.25.
"This is the first time we have been alerted to this fact," said a statement from First & Goal, which manages the stadium for the Seahawks. "Upon our internal investigation this afternoon, we discovered the cups that are marked 16 oz. hold 20 oz. of liquid. Fans who purchased a 16 oz. beer actually received 20 oz. of beer for the 16 oz. price. Fans that purchased the 20 oz. beer received the amount they purchased."
Sounds like a good deal, unless fans who bought 20-ouncers are upset about the extra buck-and-a-quarter they didn't need to shell out.
The statement said First & Goal officials did not know when the mix-up began and would try to solve the problem as quickly as possible.
Take your time. Until then, most Seahawks fans will view it as a glass half full — and drink up.
When vice president of Sub Pop Records Megan Jasper isn't running things at the office, she's working in her garden at her West Seattle home where she and her husband Brian spend time relaxing.
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