I will never be a sports fan, despite going to one of those universities where all everyone wants to talk about is the football team. 4th down and huh? But selecting beer to watch the ads during the football game? Sign me up. So this afternoon, in preparation for what we’re calling the “Ad Bowl,” I popped into my favorite beverage store and picked up a six pack.
Back in December, I hosted a little tea and cake and Champagne party at mine, and the estimable Paige Worthy (a most excellent name if there ever was one) arrived bearing a six pack of assorted microwbrews. Why haven’t I thought of this sooner??? Buy six SEPARATE beers. Not six of the same type. Bring as a hostess gift. Perfect.
And so tonight, for the Superbowl, I will be watching David Beckham get down to his skivvies while drinking some of the above. In case you can’t see the details, here they are:
Three Floyds, Jinx Proof Lager. Munster, Indiana. “A crisp, pale and refreshing lager with a light malt sweetness and plenty of noble hop notes.” $2.25 a bottle at Lush. 5.10% abv.
Goose Island Sofie. Chicago, Illinois. “Belgian Style Ale.” Price unknown. 6.5% abv.
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock. Aying, Germany. “Finest Bavarian double bock beer.” $3.50 at Lush. 6.7% abv.
Lagunitas, Little Sumpin’. Petaluma, California. “12 fluid oz’s of hops, malt, hops, hops, yeast, hops, water and hops.” $2.25 at Lush. 7.5% abv.
Great Lakes Burning River. Cleveland, Ohio. “A handcrafted pale ale.” $2.00 at Lush. 6.0% abv.
Cisco Brewers Whale’s Tale Pale Ale. Nantucket, Massachusetts. “Whales’ Tale is an English style pale ale, characterized by an abundance of fruity hops.” $2.25 at Lush. 5.6% abv.
And then of course, for those of you not interested in beer, here’s Mr. Beckham…