DENVER — A friendly competition is brewing between the Mayors of Denver and Phoenix — winner takes all the beer.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock put on the line a host of Colorado's own Denver Beer Trail Ale. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton offered up Wren House Brewing Company's Valley Beer.
— Greg Stanton (@MayorStanton) October 4, 2017
The two exchanged a volley of tweets, with Stanton holding up a sign saying "GO D-BACKS," and posing with the Diamondbacks mascot.
Hancock quipped he was looking forward to tasting Stanton's beer.
— Michael B. Hancock (@MayorHancock) October 4, 2017
The duel circles around the National League wildcard matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks and the continuance of a playoff run.
For the Rockies, this game means the first playoff appearance — commonly called Rocktober — since 2009.