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The Beer Friends write, review, and discuss Craft Beer as fans instead of experts.  They share their unique voice and affinity for craft beer through multiple platforms and offer a range of media to join their craft beer conversation.


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Hashtag Battles!


Hello Beer Friends Nation! In the spirit of competition, Beer Friends would like to invite everyone to our NFL season hashtag battles!  Using we will pit two breweries against each other when their NFL counterparts are facing off on the gridiron.  Are you ready for some football? And drinking?  And #hashtag battle?!?!?!

What's a hashtag battle?  When you're drinking a beer of a brewery competing in the battle, throw a #hashtag of the brewery and tweet it (or setup your foursquare or untappd to push to tweet and include the #hashtag) and we'll use to declare a winner after the Monday Night football game on ESPN.  And because football needs beer, we're starting on Saturday morning to include the brews consumed during College Football Saturdays.  Support your team, support your beer, drink local and hashtag battle!

Week One - Detroit vs Tampa Bay (#atwater vs #cigarcity)

The Detroit Lions showed promise all off season, in fact they almost lived up to the high standards of their brew producing state.  Michigan has had many delicious breweries throughout the years and Atwater from Detroit just adds to the list.  Atwater has a full lineup and a growing demand should make Atwater a difficult opponent.

The Tampa Bay Bucs are young and fiesty - led by a young coach and younger QB they play in the always up for grabs NFC South division, can youthfulness prevail over the old guard?  Tampa Bay is in Florida, but the Beer Friends live in NYC - so needless to say we don't know a lot about the Tampa Bay beer scene, but we do have a favorite beer from down south, Cigar City Jai Alai.  This is a delicious and refreshing IPA and paired with the Maduro Oatmeal Brown - should make things interesting in this weeks hashtag battle.

Let the battle begin!  Tag with #atwater or #cigarcity, the battle begins Saturday morning and ends Monday night... drink to support your teams!

Update!  Atwater won this match up - mirroring what the Lions did to the Bucs... could this mean that the brewery we support the most wins the football game?  I think we need a bigger sample size...