Beer CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 19: Beer cans sit in the visiting clubhouse before the post-game celebration after the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in game five of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Dodgers advance to the 2017 World Series. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats broke from convention this year, opening their season in Dublin, Ireland, marking the first Big Ten conference game played outside of the United States. While the game was full of twists and turns before Northwestern ultimately secured the 31-28 victory, it wasn’t the on-field action that stole headlines.

During Saturday afternoon’s contest between the Huskers and the Wildcats, Aviva Stadium in Dublin reportedly lost its Internet connection, hindering its ability to sell food and drinks, which included beer and alcohol. But instead of delaying alcohol sales until the Internet came back online, the venue decided to simply give away its beer and alcohol for free.

While the free alcohol was likely intended to be a temporary measure, it looks like the stadium ultimately gave away a lot of alcohol. So much, in fact, that according to Yahoo! NFL reporter Charles Robinson, Aviva Stadium actually ran out of beer.

Robinson shared a text message from Neil Blair detailing the scenario.

“They’ve run out of beer,” the text said. “Just had a guy go past with 2 pints of gin and tonic. I’ve no words.”

These events mark an absolutely wild start to the 2022 college football season.

[Charles Robinson]