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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 Battle Week Ten!

Brad

Hello Beer Friends Nation! In the spirit of competition, Beer Friends would like to invite everyone to our NFL season hashtag battles! Using hashtagbattle.com 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 (#heavyseas vs #Elysian), 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 hashtagbattle.com to declare a winner after the Monday Night football game on ESPN. We're starting on Sunday morning so drink up - support your team, support your beer, drink local and hashtag battle!

Week Ten - Baltimore (#HeavySeas) vs Seattle (#Elysian)

Baltimore has had a interesting season - they can't lose against their arch-rival Steelers, yet drop games to Tennessee and Jacksonville which are led by quarterbacks equaling 65 years of age (Matt Hasselback has 50 of those years). Baltimore's always known for defense and a stout running game but the addition of Joe Flacco (how bad does everyone want him to be Falco from "The Replacements"? - just me?) and this year they revive the career of the Medicinal Marijuana RB himself, Ricky Williams. With this team flying high, can the rest of the AFC North keep up? Heavy Seas Brewery from Baltimore has a Pirate themed brew line that even makes Johnny Depp blush. Cleaver names like Peg Leg (Imperial Stout) and Loose Cannon (3IPA) overshadow the delicious beer lurking in the bottles themselves. Can both of these guys continue the trend and win this weeks #hashtag battle?

Oh Seattle. Remember that Superbowl a few years back? Then the first team with a losing record to make the playoffs... and Win!?!? (Thanks to a earthshaking run in Beast mode). Now your 2-6 in 2nd place in the NFC West and on the clock - talk about a up and down season. One thing that's never down is Elysian brewing. This Seattle brewery has produced delicious beer at their three brew pubs for years and recently started a collaboration with New Belgium brewery from Colorado - a major player out West In the craft beer scene. As both these products are building up can they build together to win this weeks #hashtag battle?