By Geneva Sands - 02/03/12 04:42 PM EST
"We think we brew a lot of wonderful beer in New Hampshire, so we're delighted with the idea that Sen. Schumer is going to pay for that beer to treat all of the senators when the Patriots win on Sunday," Shaheen (D-N.H) said.
Schumer (D-N.Y) quipped back, "We have great brews, so when the Giants beat the Patriots, Jeanne is going to be nice enough to serve those beers to all the Senate and they'll start buying them and it will help jobs in New York."
The New York Senator told MSNBC that they chose to wager beer to showcase the growing United States microbrewing industry and promote economic development.
The senators announced their friendly wager Tuesday on Twitter.
Other lawmakers are getting in on the betting action too. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) Tweeted that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will "wear a Yankees hat to a Sox game if the Giants lose" Friday.
Democratic Sens. John Kerry (Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) also have a stake in Sunday's outcome, wagering New England clam chowder and New York cheesecake last week.
"We can have a whole meal in the Senate based on these bets," Shaheen joked.