A Super Bowl party without good beer just isn’t a party.
Instead of handing your guests the typical light beers associated with the big game, surprise them with a bottle of craft beer. There are many nice light craft brews with more flavor and character that could easily replace the usual suspects.
Let’s take a look at the best craft beers (in our opinion) that should be on your Super Bowl shopping list.
Replace mass-produced lagers with thirst-quenching favorites like Flying Dog Atlantic Lager, perfect for a big plate of hot wings. The most infamous party drinks always have light-colored pilsner in the lineup. Try the Jever Pilsner, a refreshing German-born palate-cleanser great for the transition from guacamole to bean dip. The Paulaner Premium Pilsner provides a similar yet hoppy alternative to the Jever Pilsner.
For a more interesting take on pale ale – and a fine replacement for a typical Bud – try Hair of the Dog’s Ruth Pale Ale. With a slightly fruity, yeasty taste amplified by its bubbly carbonation, this is a complex yet refreshing American Ale you won’t soon put down. Ithaca Brewery’s Flower Power IPA has a beautiful clover honey hue and tropical nose that leads to a very dry finish. For an easily-drinkable beer with a bright, crisp character, try the well-loved Dogfish Head.
Contrary to popular belief, dark brews – the most popular stout is undoubtedly Guiness (try their Extra Stout) – are typically no more alcoholic than your typical beer. Try Sierra Nevada’s Blindfold Black IPA or Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout. Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout balances black barley malts and palate-cleansing hops for a super-sippable beer.
Want to jazz it up? Transform your favorite ales, lagers and wheat beers into beer cocktails for an unforgettable Super Bowl celebration. Oh, why not – here are 6 more beer cocktails for endless game day fun.
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