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Hashtag Battles Week Sixteen!

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 (#greenflash) vs (#founders), 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 Saturday morning so drink up - support your team, support your beer, drink local and hashtag battle!

Week Sixteen: San Diego Chargers (#greenflash) vs Detroit Lions(#founders)

The San -D- iego Super-Char-gers are up to their usual tricks.  Firing on all cylinders towards the end of the season which typically meant a playoff push... however, this year they struggled with a 6 game losing streak and now Norv and the boys might be outside looking in.  This means big changes for the Southern California team with rumors surfacing about Norv losing his job.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel, much like the aligning of the planets for Mayan culture, the Chargers are still alive if certain teams fall (Broncos and Raiders) and the Chargers win out (vs Detroit and Oakland), they'll be right back in - and look dangerous as ever.  Green Flash is a excellent brewery out of California and just happened to have visited The Pony Bar on thursday night.  With delicious pours like Plead the Fifth and 30th Street Pale Ale (one of my new favorites), Green Flash is strong throughout the season and always comes enjoyable.

The Detroit Lions have had a roller coaster season.  Up at the beginning, then HandshakeGate, then the personal foul implosion but now they can secure a playoff spot today against the very difficult San Diego Chargers.  They don't make things easy.  However, Matt Stafford is still throwing for yards and Megatron is still catching everything so you can never count them out (right Oakland?).  If the Lions pull this one out - the playoff scene changes dramatically in the AFC and NFC, but if the Chargers win the scene stays the same with the Lions trying to get into the playoffs next week versus Green Bay - go luck with that.  Founders is an amazing company with fantastic beers, seriously - I'm in love (I one time introduced a six-pack to my mother... that was awkward).  Once you've tried one of their delicious brews you'll be in love too.  Founders Brewing is somewhat young on the scene, and keeping a clean record (no personal fouls for smashing other beer bottles) - maybe they could help the young Lions along to a win in this weeks hashtag battle!