Jones Soda Secures Seahawks Stadium Soft Drink Pouring Rights Over Coke & Pepsi

WE PREFER OUR SODA WITH A HEAPING SIDE OF STUFFING: Jones Soda Company, best-known for its bizarre flavors (like Turkey & Gravy), has pulled the biggest upset we’ll probably see at an NFL stadium this year.

Jones Soda Seahawks label

The SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER reports the tiny (90 employees) beverage maker beat out Coca-Cola and Pepsi for exclusive soft drink pouring rights at QWest Field this season (the two behemoths still own pouring rights in the other 31 NFL buildings).

QWest Field

Apparently the big reason for the change was Jones’ ability to stamp bottles with images of Seahawks players and sell them at local retail outlets.

Coke Can

It’s a neat story, but my favorite part is this “quote” from a Coca-Cola spokeswoman: “While our partnership with the Seattle Seahawks has ended, our relationship with Seattle football fans have not. We look forward to continuing to refresh fans at tailgates, game-day parties and at their favorite sports bars.

Jones Soda

The only thing refreshing about a syrupy soda like Coke is the edge it takes off three fingers of Cutty.