Written by Jen Chung for http://gothamist.com
Senator Charles Schumer, everyone’s favorite press conference convener andÂ rainmaker, really loves NY State’s beers,Â starting an “I Love NY Brew” campaign. So it makes sense that his Super Bowl bet with New England Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) involved six NY craft beers. Now that the Giants have proven victorious, Shaheen will be buying NY beer for the whole Senate!
Here’s how the bet went: With a Patriots win, Schumer would have bought beer from New Hampshireâ€™s Smuttynose Brewery to give to fellow Senators. But if the Giants wonâ€”andÂ THEY DIDâ€”Shaheen would buy beer from Brooklyn Brewery, Blue Point Brewing Company, Saranac Matt Brewing Company, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Ithaca Beer Company, and Brownâ€™s Brewing Company.
Today Schumer Tweeted, “Looking forward to every Senator getting a taste of NYâ€™s finest craft brew. Thanks @SenatorShaheen! #SuperBowl #ILoveNYBrew” AndBrooklyn Brewery had a betÂ goingÂ with Harpoon Breweryâ€”now that the Giants have won, Harpoon “will pour Brooklyn Lager in their tasting room and their brewery tour staff will wear Giants jerseys for a week this winter.” Ouch.