First Cleveland Browns victory in nearly two years? Check.
Free Bud Light? Check.
Special padlocked refrigerators stocked with Bud Light and scattered throughout Northeast Ohio unlocked Thursday night as the Browns bested the New York Jets 21-17 in a nationally televised game. The Browns hadn't won since Dec. 24, 2016 -- a stretch that featured 18 losses and one tie.
Fans crowded around the fridges to receive a free beer.
Before the season began, Bud Light and the Browns created the wacky promotion surrounding the "Victory Fridge."
"The Bud Light Browns 'Victory Fridge' is a fun way to celebrate and reward a fanbase that has never wavered in enthusiasm or dedication for their team no matter what happens," Bud Light Vice President of Marketing Andy Goeler said at the time. "We're proud to show our support for Cleveland, and we're always looking to bring NFL fans and friends together for memorable experiences. It's going to be fun to be part of the celebration when the team earns their first victory of the season."
Bud Light took to Twitter to offer up its congratulations:
Of course, not everyone was impressed. Jay Cox, the brewer at Cornerstone Brewing Co. in Berea, Tweeted: "Slow your roll, Cleveland. It’s bud light for God’s sake."