Football is here once again and the preseason is about to get underway. Grills will be burning, TV’s blaring and wild fans screaming, but in the mix of it all is the beer. The vast majority crack open a nice cold can of flavorless hell and just knock them back without a thought. But for the real thinkers and lovers of beer and football comes the craft brews that you love to appreciate and savor.
With temperatures reaching up near a hundred in the DFW metroplex, a lighter ale would be the best fit. Let’s take a look at the top 3 brews that will kick off your preseason screaming in the right direction.
- Rahr and Sons Brewing Company: Summertime Wheat– A German-style wheat ale with an alcohol content of 6% and an IBU rate of only 19 giving you a refreshing and cooling sensation while providing a wonderful banana-clove flavor. This ale is sure to help cool you off during the scorching temperatures, allowing you to continue screaming at the TV and grilling through the heat. A brew well suited for some grilled up chicken wings with either a nice zesty, lime seasoning or smothered in a tangy BBQ sauce. Either way you won’t be disappointed.
- Deep Ellum Brewing Company: Deep Ellum IPA– An american pale ale with an alcohol percentage of 7 and brewed with all american hops to help you celebrate an all american sport and team. This beer gives you a citrus, slightly sweetened and bitter flavor that not only cools and refreshes, but also cleanses the palates for another bite off the grill. This ale is tailor made for spicy food lovers and is best paired with some spicy grilled burgers or some lemon pepper chicken breasts. The abundance of hops will have you hoping with each touchdown and field goal your team scores.
- Shannon Brewing Company: All American Blonde Ale– The name speaks for itself and will give you the all American feeling and energy needed to show your support for your favorite football team. Slightly sweetened and lightly hopped while expressing a mellow malt tone that will bring out the best fan in you. Standing at 5.2% providing you with drinkability and flavor with a crisp end of 28 IBU’s that will leave you refreshed and wanting more. The best beer pairing option for this ale is a simple grilled up hot dog with your favorite toppings or to go a little bolder and bigger, try smoking up some ham or chicken with some of your favorite seasoning and feel your palates and senses come alive and jump for joy as the ale and smoked flavors blend together in perfect harmony.
The top 3 for the first game is set and until the next game continue on in an all american fashion supporting your team while sipping on beer that only real men drink. Cheers!