Football season is finally upon us. Whether you prefer a sports bar or the comfort of your own home, watching football is so much better when you have a cold beer in your hand. With that in mind, here are six crushable beers to drink during the game.
21st Amendment Tasty IPA
American IPA, 6.8% ABV
San Leandro, California
For those looking for some hoppy goodness this football season, reach for Tasty IPA
, a seasonal brew from 21st Amendment Brewery. Crack open a can and enjoy bright fresh flavors and aromas of hops, tropical stone fruits, pine and a hint of spiciness.
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin
Pumpkin Beer, 5% ABV
Brooklyn, New York
It wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t include a pumpkin beer on this list. I know, how basic. That said, Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin
is a great beer. Hundreds of pounds of pumpkins are blended into the mash of each batch, creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center and crisp finish.
American Light Lager, 4.2% ABV
This is an obvious choice for our list. Since 1975, Miller Lite
has dominated the American light beer category. It tastes great, and at only 96 calories, it’s perfect for those watching their waistline. Not to mention it pairs nicely with chicken wings, pizza and breadsticks.
Pabst Blue Ribbon Easy
American Light Lager, 3.8% ABV
Pabst Blue Ribbon Easy
is a lighter version of the PBR you know and love. Only the finest hops and grains have been used to create this most sessionable brew. PBR Easy lands at 110 calories per serving, making it one of the lowest calorie beers on this list.
Samuel Adams Octoberfest
Märzen, 5.3% ABV
It wouldn't be a football beer list without including an Octoberfest! And Sam Adams Octoberfest
has the same great taste year after year. This classic style blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel, creating a brew that’s perfect for the fall season.
American Amber Lager, 4.4% ABV
Another beer that had to be on this list is Yuengling Lager
. Famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor, this brew delivers a well-balanced taste with a very distinct malt character. This iconic American lager is a staple at any tailgate in Upstate New York.
MacKenzie Zarzycki was born and raised in Schuylerville, N.Y., where the beer flows like wine. Now a Certified Cicerone®, MacKenzie is on a mission to further her beer knowledge. When she’s not contributing to gotbeer.com, she’s nursing an unhealthy level of attachment to her dog, Kylie.