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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 Week Six!


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 (#stone vs #newbelgium), 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!

Hashtag Battle Week Five Matchup: Buffalo vs NY Giants (#southerntier vs #riverhorse) 

Buffalo is the Darling of the NFL.  A great storyline with victories then a slight hiccup in week 4 but back on track in week 5 against the "Dream Team" (currently the 1-4 Eagles).  With the Jets struggling and currently owning the Tie-Breaker against the Patriots, can the Bills hold on to compete in the AFC East and turn the clock back to the 90's?  Thurman Thomas where are you?!?!  Southern Tier is a big brewery producing quality brews.  In fact they are bring their quality brews down to the Pony Bar later in October.  Southern Tier is on the rise and the Buffalo Bills are on the rise again - all this sunshine might be enough to melt some of that year round snow in Upstate New York!

The Giants are always a question mark.  Living in New York you can never get the real story on ANYTHING going on with the teams.  A first week lost to NFC rival Washington and everyone is questioning Eli, three straight wins and "The Giants are going to the Superbowl!" and a loss (at home) to Seattle and Tom Coughlin has to go.  While the Giants and their media might be slightly bi-polar, the brewing at River Horse continues to impress.  River Horse has constantly impressed with the Beer Friends and helped us produce one of our favorite reviews ever.  Even recently the Beer Friends found a Hipp-O-Lantern aged in a Bourbon barrel that was dynamite! Maybe River Horse can up production, hand a few to the coaching staff and NY media and everyone can have a good time, until they lose again and then heads will roll...