Super Bowl Bet Pits N.Y. Breweries Against Smuttynose

Posted January 31, 2012 at 1:31pm

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) are all in for the big game on Sunday, betting a round of craft brews from their home states on the outcome of the New York Giants-New England Patriots Super Bowl.

The collegial wager, Congress’ version of product placement, requires the loser to furnish every other Senator — they could actually assemble that proverbial 99 bottles of beer on a wall for the payoff! — with at least one bottle plucked from the winner’s local breweries.

Smuttynose Brewing Co.
Blue Point Brewing Co.
Brooklyn Brewery
Brown’s Brewing Co.
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Ithaca Beer Co.
Saranac Brewery

The obligatory smack talking has already spilled over onto Twitter.