As I write this, the NCAA College Football’s BCS Championship game is less than an hour away! The much anticipated match-up between the surprising Auburn Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles will get underway at about 7:30 PM CST. If you’re like me, you’re a HUGE football fan, and if you’re like me, then you are probably either sitting at home with family, or perhaps out on the town at your favorite sports bar. Wherever you may be, you may want to enjoy the perfect craft beer as you watch Auburn beat Florida State! Yes, I’m from Alabama, but I’m a Tide fan. I’m still partial to any state team though!
If you’re looking for that last minute, great craft beer to enjoy during the game, I’ve got a couple of ideas you might consider….
Florida State Fans
Rated by many reviewers as one of the TOP, if not THE top craft beer in the state of Florida, you might want to go out and grab some Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha Brewery!
I haven’t tried it, so I cannot attest to it’s tasteworthiness, and I hear you can’t always find it available. This well-reviewed offering has jumped from a 6.3 ABV over time to it’s current ABV of 10! I’ve got to try this beer, because I hear that it has a good nose of sweet syrup at first, that tranforms while lingering in your mouth into a full, bacon meaty flavor, and finishes with fine coffee and almost mild cigar-like notes. I hear it’s superb! At an ABV of 10, you Florida State fans might want to drink plenty of it to ease the heartache I have a feeling you’re going to experience when your team plays Auburn!
Living in Birmingham, I’m a bit biased by my pick for a good craft beer that’s local to the area. Bias aside, Good People Brewing Company’s Snake Handler is a double IPA, which blends five varieties of hops to create a bold floral brew with bits of citrus! It’s one of my favorite craft beers, and with an offering also at 10 ABV, it goes down refreshing, but could also serve to drown some sorrows for Auburn fans should FSU win tonight!
Either way fans, you can’t go wrong with either of these craft beers to enjoy while watching the game this evening. Let me know which one you pick, or if you pick some other beer you may enjoy, but that I might not have tried just yet. I’m always open to suggestions.