Hello Beer Friends Nation! Week Twelve - Denver Broncos vs Kansas City Chiefs (#GreatDivide vs #Boulevardbrew)
This week the Mile High Broncos face the struggling Chiefs. The Broncos have answered critics and modern day medicine with a healthy Peyton and a much improved defense, while the Chiefs have fallen way short of expectations as many in the business had them winning the AFC West - funny to think how these two franchises were linked to the Bill Belichick coaching tree. This week we explore which apple has fallen furthest in #hashtag battles!
In the spirit of competition, Beer Friends would like to invite everyone to our second season of NFL 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, 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. Support your team, support your beer, drink local and hashtag battle!
Week Twelve - Denver Broncos vs Kansas City Chiefs (#GreatDivide vs #Boulevardbrew)
The Broncos were facing a lot of questions in the off season. First - could Tebow actually be the QB of the future? Can they win with a offense like that and what strain would that put on the defense? Then came the Peyton Manning sweepstakes and the Broncos (surprisingly) came out on top again (but seriously - would want to play football in the same state as your in-laws?). This Peyton development sparked an entire new set of questions about Peyton's health and the offense mixing with one another - then the season began with one of the toughtest schedules in the NFL. Peyton impressed in the first game, threw a couple picks in another and continued to mix well with his new teammates. This week more questions about the running game with Willis out and Hillman (youngest player in NFL) and kno-show Moreno spliting carries with Lance Ball getting the 3rd Down looks. With a franchise full of questions, you might wonder why so many - rewind to the Josh McDaniels days in which a young hot shot coach was given absolute power of a franchise and decides he's going to be the next Bill Belichick - the problem was Bill Belichick is Bill Belichick because of the amount of time he had spent in the league and been kicked around so many times (see Cleveland Browns, New York Jets). Fortunately for the Denver Broncos, they answered those questions quickly and moved on - unfortunately for our next team in hashtag battles, the Bill Belichick coaching tree continues to grow... them right towards the top overall pick.
Great Divide has been a Beer Friends favorite for a long time. Always excited to see their stuff out in NYC, we've visited the brewery on our Colorado Brewery Trip and review quite a few brews (or maybe just drank them). With the changing seasons - we come into Stout territory and Yeti is always on tap. Yeti Stout comes in a bunch of different variations and with such a solid beer, you can't go wrong when you mix it with espresso, chocolate or even make it Belgian style.
The Kansas City Chiefs are a proud franchise with a loyal fan base. Many forget the glory days of the AFL vs NFL Superbowl and how the Chiefs were constantly representing the AFL or how Arrowhead is one of the most difficult stadiums to play in - well the Chiefs this year are so bad they make anyone have selective memory. When you're franchise player was a backup to two struggling NFL QB's in his college days and the second best option is the ND product would dropped 15 spots in the draft? Romeo did wonders as a interm coach, but this team has bigger problems than a coaching change. With bold moves and questionable draft picks, this franchise has hit new lows (including brown paper bag sightings), crowds leaving at half, and even the fans paying for airplanes to fly over with banners expressing their discontent. The only question for the Chiefs is, when to hit the reset button and try again.
Boulevard Brewing comes from Kansas City and you can find their line of delicious brews in deep beer stores in NYC, which is sad because they are wonderful. The first two that come to mind are the Dry Stout and Amber Ale, but the Smokestack Series is also very tasty. With this fantastic brewery being located in Kansas City - at least the Chiefs fans can drown their sorrows in great good beer, if they can continue to watch the game for that long.
Let the battle begin! Tag with #GreatDivide or #BoulevardBrew, the battle begins Sunday morning and ends Monday night… drink to support your teams!