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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Beers to Store in the Fridge for Football Season

It's that time of the year again! Tonight, the NFL season officially kicks off, and with it comes your responsibility to stock the fridge with as much beer as you can so you don't run out in the 4th quarter when your team's destiny is on the line!  The question is, what do you stock it with?

For many, Bud, Miller, and Coors are the answer to football season.  While these brews are refreshing and light in alcohol, so you can drink several during the course of the game without passing out, they also tend to lack in the flavor department.  Instead, try these ten beers instead.  Refreshing, lower in alcohol, and full of flavor.  That's a TD in my book.

Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager- 5.5% Light copper lager that seems to have more in common with lighter ales than it does a lager.  Flavorful hops balance that maltiness in the background.

Harpoon IPA- 5.9% One of my favorites.  Spicy and earthy, floral hops are a change-up to the usual citrus, pine notes and there is just enough malt sweetness to balance it out.  Very smooth and drinkable.

Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yellow Pils- 5.3% Comes in a can, which is nice for tailgating.  Solid example of a pilsner that is remarkably crisp.  Floral hops and bready malt are well balanced.

Red Brick Laughing Skull Amber- 5.7% Smooth amber brew, with a hint of citrus.  One of my wife's favorites.  Easy to drink.

Redhook ESB- 5.8% Nothing that will blow you away in this one, but a solid example of the style but with a bit less bitterness than you would usually expect.  Unbelievably clear pour.

Sierra Nevada Tumbler- 5.5% Toasty, nutty autumn brown ale.  Not heavy as one might expect, but just toasty enough to balance a subtle hop kiss.

Victory Prima Pils- 5.3% A classic biscuity pils with an extra dose of hops.  Clean and smooth with a long lasting finish of spicy hops that clear the palette of all those greasy foods.

Widmer Drifter Pale Ale- 5.7% Darker color shows off the caramel flavors that come through, but are balanced by citrusy, piney hops.

Yuengling Lord Chesterfield Ale- 5.4% For the BMC crowd looking to expand.  Very similar to a Macro type lager, but with some ale-like fruitiness that comes through to balance the bitterness.

Woodchuck Cider Amber- 5% For the non-beer drinker in your crowd.  Crisp, refreshing, and just sweet enough.  Tastes like an autumn colored fall in a glass.

Cheers, Happy Brewing, and Go Cowboys!!


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