The Super Bowl is America’s largest sporting event and refrigerators across the country are going to be stocked with big name beers from multinational corporations. This year, why not enjoy the game with craft beer brewed by small, independent brewers from the teams’ home towns? To make your Super Bowl Sunday beer selections easier, we’ve featured breweries from Baltimore and San Francisco both here and on the shelves.
Pulling for the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday? Check out the incredible offerings from Baltimore’s own Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales. Most of his beers are Belgian-style farmhouse saisons or at least pay homage to the style. The Super Bowl ranks right behind Thanksgiving in regards to food consumption, and saisons pair excellently with foods of all kind, even chicken wings. You could also enjoy some of the fine beers from Clipper City’s lineup of Heavy Seas beers. They offer a wide selection of styles, from an “Uber Pils” to an Imperial Stout, so you can surely find something to please everybody.
On the other side of the country, San Francisco is home to some great breweries as well. Anchor Brewing is one of America’s oldest breweries, with roots dating back to the California gold rush. Whether your drinking their traditional Anchor Steam Beer, a Brekle’s Brown or their porter, you’ll be showing your love for the 49ers and supporting an American owned and operated company. 21st Amendment Brewery also has its heart in San Francisco. They’ve been distributing to North Carolina for just over a year now and their canned beers have become favorite of ours and our customers alike. The Bitter American is a sessionable hop-forward pale ale that would be perfect for drinking during the big game.
The big boys will spend millions of dollars on ads trying to tell you what to drink by making you laugh or pulling at your heartstrings. We thank you for not being so easily persuaded and respecting your tastebuds. Have a fun and safe Sunday with your friends and family.