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Thursday, 31 January 2013 15:23

Local brewers from California and Maryland place Super Bowl bet

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Battle of the craft breweries Battle of the craft breweries Photo: helmet design, Anchor Steam Brewing, SF

It's typical for the mayors of cities represented in the Super Bowl to place bets with one another, typcially involving a handover of food and various other items the losing city is famous for making.  But this year, craft breweries associated with the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are getting in on the act.

San Francisco's Anchor Steam Brewery and Maryland's Flying Dog Brewery (53 miles from the M&T Bank Stadium) are betting on the game's outcome, with the losing team's brewery agreeing to serve the winning team's signature beer in its tap room for an entrie week. Also, staff will be clad in the winning team's gear while at work.

“The 49ers are the only team in NFL history to appear in more than one Super Bowl without ever losing, and they’ve won the Championship five times,” Anchor Brewing President John Dannerbeck is quoted stating on the brewery's website. “We feel pretty good about this one.”

In response, Flying Dog's President Matt Brophy said, “Always bet on the underdog, and a historically bone-crushing defense.”

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