A Game-Day Brew for Every Team

Pick up a craft brew representative of your team's hometown.

By Cindy AugustineWhether your team is playing in the Super Bowl this weekend or you're still holding out for next year, pick up a craft brew representative of your team's hometown. We've got a beer for each NFL team and, if you're cheering on the Patriots or the Seahawks this weekend, you can be sure there's a best-bet bottle for each.

If you're cheering on the Patriots this weekend, pick up Tripel by Allagash Brewing Company. Since the Patriots are a New England team, it’s only natural that fans opt for beer that comes from Maine — in this case Allagash Brewery, which launched almost 20 years ago. With Belgian techniques and styles, the brews are almost as popular as Tom Brady and his touchdown passes. The Tripel, with notes of honey and banana, is a fruity and herbaceous strong golden ale — a winner indeed.

The variety of solid beers produced in Spokane, Wash., are quickly gaining a national reputation, particularly among Seattle Seahawks fans. They include the brews from No-Li Brewhouse, formerly known as Northern Lights Brewing Co. Spin Cycle (once called Crystal Bitter) is a burgundy-hued ale produced by combining English, German and American brewing styles, resulting in a bitter, complex and highly drinkable beer.

The Packers may have just missed the big game, but you can keep them in your hearts (and hopes for next year) with this brew. Embodying the small-town, Midwestern sensibility that makes them right at home in Wisconsin, New Glarus Brewing and its prize-winning beer are perfectly paired with the Packers and their Cheesehead fans. One notable brew is the Serendipity, made with apples, cranberries and cherries — made by “happy accident” after a severe drought washed out the area’s cherry crop. Using what they had on hand, the brewers found that the wild fruit was well-suited for fermentation, and the rest of the sour ale’s tale is history.

Andrew Luck and his Colts were so close to winning big, why not still celebrate them with a beer? Sun King Brewery out of Indianapolis may be the biggest brewery in the area and, after barely five years in operation, has a slew of awards to brag about. One such notable (and prize-winning) brew is the Sunlight Cream Ale, an easy-to-drink, crisp, clean, understated American lager that Colts fans can't seem to get enough of.

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