Whether you’re outside your favorite football stadium, in a muddy field before a summer concert, or in your own driveway with your best friends, everyone loves drinking a nice, cold one while tailgating.
Usually tailgate beers are meant for more of a quantity over quality feel, the most bang for your buck (aka the people’s champion: Natty Light.) As a lover of both sports and booze, here are my suggestions of some tasty brews to bring to your next tailgate that will keep everyone asking for more and might surprise you!
#10. GOOSE ISLAND IPA- Impress your Chicago friends/fans and try all the other Goose Island brands. Can’t go wrong!
#9. SIERRA NEVADA TORPEDO- Hoppy and lives up to it’s name, aka having the ability to sink your entire day, in a good way of course.
#8. YUENGLING- America’s oldest brewery! Malty & slightly sweet.
#7. SHINER BOCK- Because TEXAS, that’s why.
#6. FAT TIRE AMBER ALE- Perfect if you’re looking to gain some parking lot cred with the adults with this “classier” canned beer. Not the cheapest at $15.99 for a 12 pack, but always tasty.
#5. BUDWEISER/BUD LIGHT- Such a classic that I couldn’t keep it off the list- also economical!
#4. ANCHOR STEAM- California common, that is always delicious and the only steam beer in the US.
#3. FOUNDER’S ALL DAY IPA– Year round availability and comes in a 15 pack of cans how cool is that?!
#2. GREAT LAKES DORMUNTER GOLD- A Cleveland favorite had to get some love on my list! In a cold, broken city, where sports dreams go to die, I have come to realize one thing us Clevelanders are really good at: DRINKING.
#1. PABST BLUE RIBBON aka PBR- My grandpa’s favorite beer- and now the Brooklyn hipsters fave as well. Less than a buck per beer, you can pick up a 12 pack for $9.99 before your next tailgate!
But remember the best beer at a tailgate, is ALWAYS the one your holding.
Happy tailgating folks!