SAN ANTONIO COMMANDERS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH ALAMO BEER COMPANY
Alamo Beer Company Will Brew A Seasonal Commanders Light and Commanders Amber
SAN ANTONIO – JANUARY 8, 2019 – The Alliance of American Football’s San Antonio Commanders have announced a partnership with San Antonio-based Alamo Beer Company.
The partnership, which is the first between an Alliance of American Football team and a brewery, includes the production of two seasonal craft beers that will carry the Commanders’ name. Alamo Beer will brew, serve and distribute a Commanders Light and Commanders Amber during the first quarter of 2019.
The two Commanders branded beers will be unveiled to the public for the first time on Thursday, January 10 at an event at Alamo Beer Company. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will include appearances by Commanders’ general manager Daryl Johnston, head coach Mike Riley and several Commanders players.
“When the opportunity to work with the Commanders presented itself, it was an obvious choice; what pairs better than beer and football?” said Eugene Simor, Founder and President of Alamo Beer Company. “Alamo at its core is local. We jump at the chance to support organizations that share our fierce independent spirit. So, collaborating with a new team to ignite excitement about football in San Antonio – we’re in.”
“As we prepare for our inaugural season, we are thrilled to develop a partnership with a local brewery such as Alamo Beer Company,” said Commanders’ Team President Vic Gregovits. “This partnership allows us to align with a staple of San Antonio.
“The development of the two co-branded beers provides a unique tool that lets San Antonio know the Commanders have arrived and are eager to become part of the fabric of the Alamo City community.”
Media members are invited to join the Commanders and the Alamo Beer Company at the public launch event on Thursday, January 10. Representatives from both the Commanders and Alamo Beer Company will be available for comment.
About Alamo Beer Company
Alamo Beer Company Brewery sits beneath the historic Hayes Street Bridge in East Downtown San Antonio. Production of beer began in December of 2014 while the Beer Garden and Beer Hall opened to the public on March 6, 2015.Using age-old methods of brewing the company brews 11 beers including seven year-round, four seasonal, and a host of limited releases and Beer Hall exclusives. Alamo Beer can be found on tap in bars and restaurants and in bottles and cans wherever beer is sold across Texas, with tastings available at the Beer Hall located at 202 Lamar St. San Antonio TX 78202. For more information about our beer and Beer Hall hours, visit alamobeer.com.
About The Alliance of American Football
Led by some of the most respected football minds in the game, The Alliance of American Football is a dynamic professional football league fueled by an unprecedented Alliance between players, fans and the game. Founded by TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, The Alliance will feature eight teams with 52-player rosters playing a 10-week regular season schedule in the spring beginning February 9, 2019 on CBS, followed by two playoff rounds and culminating with the championship game the weekend of April 26-28, 2019.
The eight cities, stadiums and head coaches are as follows:
Orlando Apollos / Spectrum Stadium / Steve Spurrier
Atlanta Legends / Georgia State Stadium / Brad Childress
Memphis Express / Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium / Mike Singletary
Salt Lake Stallions / Rice-Eccles Stadium / Dennis Erickson
Arizona Hotshots / Sun Devil Stadium / Rick Neuheisel
San Diego Fleet / San Diego County Credit Union Stadium / Mike Martz
Birmingham Iron / Legion Field Stadium / Tim Lewis
San Antonio Commanders / Alamodome / Mike Riley
Fans will be able to stream Alliance matchups live via the free Alliance app while accessing integrated gaming options with real rewards — for themselves and the players they are cheering on. With a focus on player well-being on and off the field, The Alliance will provide players with a commitment to safety and state-of-the-art equipment as well as a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning, financial counseling and scholarship support for postsecondary education. For more information, visit aaf.com.
About The San Antonio Commanders
A member of The Alliance of American Football, the San Antonio Commanders have an experienced professional coaching and front office staff led by head coach Mike Riley, general manager Daryl Johnston and team president Vic Gregovits. The Commanders compete in The Alliance of American Football with the Atlanta Legends, Arizona Hotshots, Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Orlando Apollos, Salt Lake Stallions and San Diego Fleet. The Commanders team name draws inspiration from San Antonio’s Military City, USA nickname. From Bowie to Travis to the 39,000-plus who graduate each year from military training at Joint Base San Antonio, Commanders have called San Antonio home for more than 300 years. The Commanders take their first snap on February 9 against the San Diego Fleet with home games being played at the Alamodome. Fans can purchase season tickets for as low as $75 at sanantoniocommanders.com. For more information on the Commanders, visit the team’s website and be sure to follow the Commanders on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.