Local breweries hold blood donation competition

Wanderlinger, Hutton & Smith awarding donors with free pint of beer

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — Give a pint of blood, get a pint of suds.

This year’s Battle of the Brews blood drive kicked off Wednesday afternoon.

Those wanting to donate blood for those in need were able to do so Wednesday at Wanderlinger Brewing Company between 3 and 7 p-m.

Hutton & Smith Brewing Company will host part two of the event on Friday.

Those who donate and are at least 21 years old will earn a free pint of beer at the brewery where they donate.

Competition aside, Wanderlinger Owner Chris Dial says blood donations are critical because anyone could soon find themselves in need of it.

“We’re always short on blood, especially if you’re a very rare blood type,” Dial said. “It’s important to get out, donate your blood and help out because you never know when you’re going to be on the other side of that table where you need that pint and wish that somebody had been there to donate for you.”

The two breweries are competing head-to-head to see who can draw in the most donations.

Bragging rights and gold trophy is at stake.

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