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Bud Light's Latest Promotional T-shirt Decoration Is Really Clever

October 16, 2018 | Brendan Menapace

Bud Light has pretty much been the Forrest Gump of sports marketing these days. It’s everywhere. Think of a sports moment within the last two years, and try to argue that Bud Light didn’t capitalize on it. Super Bowl? They wrote “Dilly Dilly” in the sky and gave the team a statue. The Browns winning one game? They treated the city of Cleveland to free beers to celebrate ending the biggest dry spell since the Dust Bowl.

The Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup win? They were a little delayed, but Bud Light managed to squeak in a pretty clever promotional campaign in time for the start of the season.

The thing that’s funny about the Washington Capitals is that they can drink, man. If nothing else, Alexander Ovechkin proved that he can party enough for the whole team. But he had some help from other guys, like T.J. Oshie, who celebrated the win by pulling his jersey over his head, chugging a nice cold (we’re assuming it’s cold) Bud Light through the shirt and then dumping some on his head.

What better micro-moment for Bud Light to capitalize on? So Bud Light gave out commemorative T-shirts that have a special message printed on the inside, for when Caps fans feel like channeling their inner Oshie and chugging a beer through their shirt. (We’ve heard people swear that drinking through cloth cures hiccups, so this might be a pretty good idea, actually.)

According to NBC Sports, the shirts were available at bars in the D.C. area before the game. For those who don’t want to lift up their shirt to drink every sip, the actual print on the front of the shirt is pretty timeless. It’s your standard commemorative T-shirt, just with a fairly prominent Bud Light logo on the bottom. So, it’s a win-win for hard-partying and more responsible fans alike.

And it’s just more evidence that Bud Light is the team to beat when it comes to thoughtful branded apparel in sports.

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