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Brew News Flash! Sly Fox Brewing Company Invites You to Vote for the Official Beer of the ODDyssey Half Marathon

For all of you running and Craft Beer enthusiasts out there, below is a press release regarding Sly Fox Brewing and the 2012 ODDyssey Half Marathon (click here to read last year’s interview with Carl Ewald, Executive Director of the ODDyssey Half Marathon ) …

Philadelphia, PA –  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 is proud to announce that Sly Fox Brewing Company is the official beer sponsor of the ODDyssey Half Marathon. Sly Fox plans to double the size of the finish line beer garden and, of course, all adult finishers of the race will receive a free Sly Fox beer to toast their accomplishment.

But, that is not all.  Sly Fox is asking all runners to help select which Sly Fox beer will be the official post race beer with a free beer tasting! Sly Fox will be at the ODDyssey Half Marathon booth at the Endurance Sports Expo in Oaks, PA on February 25-26, 2012.  Runners will be able to taste two select Sly Fox beers and vote for which one would be the most refreshing beer to drink after a beautiful 13.1 mile run.  The winning beer will be the Official Beer of the ODDyssey Half Marathon.

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

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.

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