BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s a question that’s been debated among fans and foes for years, and now a Massachusetts brewery is asking its Patriot patrons for their opinion.
Tree House Brewing Company, based in western Massachusetts, released 12,000 brewed and canned beers with the question “Is Joe Flacco elite?” stamped on the bottom.
In past seasons, the “elite” debate has appeared on teammates T-shirts, been featured in a nationwide poll and was even asked of President Donald Trump.
Andrew Pillsbury, Tree House packing line operator, told ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, “In the regular season, he doesn’t look too elite. But sometimes he comes through there in the playoffs and it gives us a little scare. But we got Tom Brady, so we’re not really worried.”
Last season Flacco posted a career high and franchise record of 4,317 passing yards. Flacco has led Baltimore to a Super Bowl win, and to the postseason in six of his nine years as the Ravens’ starter.
Tree House even sent some cans of beer to the Ravens’ Maryland facility.