Football season is upon us. Praise be! From now until January, our Sundays will be filled with glorious football action, complete with the glory of victory, the agony of defeat (both in reality and in fantasy), and, of course, a steady flow of beer to accompany our dedication to the gridiron. Because what would a football Sunday be without a libation or two to celebrate America’s truest sporting pastime?
You can’t trust any old brew for such a sacred part of your weekly routine, though. You deserve nothing but the best on football Sundays, and thankfully, South Florida is full of brewers making the ideal beverage for this occasion.
Here are five of the best South Florida beers for you to pick up before Sunday.
Bob’s Lager - Tripping Animals
A collaboration between two of the biggest names in the South Florida craft beer scene: Mendez Fuel and Tripping Animals Brewery. Bob’s Lager, a crisp and refreshing pour, is extremely drinkable and great for watching sports. Or lounging around the pool. At 6% ALC by volume, you might want to take it slow. Trust us, this beer is worth savoring.
Spark Another Owl - Unseen Creatures
Spark Another Owl is an all-day IPA…so feel free to drink it all day! This IPA from Unseen Creatures is crisp and light (4% ABV), perfect as a steady option from the first to the fourth quarter. As usual with Unseen Creatures, the level of design matches their top-notch taste. Best to also pair it with some of the best-designed beer swag on the market (*wink* *wink*).
Tropi Crystal “La Autentica” - La Tropical
La Tropical revived a Cuban classic in early this year when they released “La Autentica” using the exact recipe that debuted in Cuba back in 1928. This pilsner is as refreshing as it gets, something La Tropical CEO Manny Portuondo made sure of when he brought back one of the quintessential Cuban beverages, which was sadly forcibly shut down during the Cuban Revolution. Any daytime activity (like football-watching) is perfect for La Autentica.
Prost - Tank Brewing Company
Prost! This Bavarian-style festbier from Tank Brewing Company is available in their taproom or in a 16 oz to-go pack of four, if you want to grab some before kickoff. These babies are 6% ABV, so maybe save them for Sunday Night Football. Tank Brewing never misses the mark!
Anti Social Club - Beat Culture
The Anti Social Club Mexican-style dark lager from Beat Culture has the best of both worlds when it comes to beer: drinkability and tons flavor. It’s not often you get both, but the toasted malts in Anti Social Club make it so that you can savor every sip, and take lots of them. These bad boys are made for Football Sunday.