Football and beer is a classic game ritual. Show support for your team by chugging down the most popular beer per state–check out this football beer drinking guide below.
Complete NFL Football Beer Drinking Guide for Sports Fans
What better way to show your support for the AZ Cardinals than by downing a few bottles of Kilt Lifter – previously 805 Beer. It’s a caramel and roasted barley-flavored full-bodied ale with hints of smokiness and malty sweetness.
Atlanta Falcons fans might have a hard time with all the negativity and hate against their team. But that’s nothing a six-pack of Creature Comforts’ Tropicalia can’t fix! With all the bitterness and negativity, a drink that packs a plethora of fruit-forward hop flavors is exactly what you need. Never mind the haters. Just keep chugging Georgia’s favorite hops. The Atlanta Falcons are going to get their ring soon enough.
This season, you and your friends can watch the Ravens play while chugging Baltimore’s original football beer: Duckpin Pale Ale. Every touchdown will seem even better with a swig of this citrus, tropical-scented, strong malt beer. It’s one beer Baltimore residents and Ravens fans can’t afford to miss out on.
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Everyone knows that Buffalo Bills fans are one of the loudest, strongest, and toughest football enthusiasts in the country. That’s why the Hayburner is perfect for them. With a whopping ABV of 7.0%, you’ll have the energy and confidence to cheer for your team harder and louder than ever before.
The Carolina Panthers are one of the most popular NFL teams out there. As a result, a lot of bandwagon fans have hopped on the fame train. So, what’s one way to weed out the true Panthers fans from the fake ones? The answer: by checking their choice of football beer.
True fans drink nothing other than their hometown brewery’s finest, strongest beer: Citraquench’l. Don’t let its name fool you. It may be hard to pronounce but definitely goes down smooth.
Show your support as a hardcore Bears fan by drinking one of the best beers Chicago has to offer: The Weight. It’s an original beer brewed by Piece Brewery and Pizzeria—a famous restaurant in Chicago. While you’re at it, order a few boxes of pizza to go with your drinks.
The best way to enjoy a Cincinnati Bengals game is to down a pint or two of Urban Artifact’s The Gadget. It’s an explosive combination of sour beer and fresh berries. Both the beer’s flavor and the game’s outcome will have you screaming on the edge of your seat.
True Browns fans know the only way to enjoy a football game is by downing a few bottles of Cleveland’s strongest pale ale: Lake Erie Monster. As the name suggests, it’s a monstrous beer with an ABV of 9.10%.
Dallas Cowboy fans are in for a treat with the Deep Ellum IPA. It has a smoky, bitter taste that brings out the best ale and tropical flavors. Put on your favorite blue and white jersey, sit back, and chug a few cans of Deep Ellum IPA while watching the game.
You can’t call yourself a true Denver Broncos fan if you don’t support the local brewery’s top-selling beer: Denver Pale Ale. It’s an American pale ale with a smooth, citrusy, and dry finish flavor. It’s the perfect beer to drink while watching a Denver Broncos game with your friends.
For Detroit Lions fans who can’t decide between beer or coffee, why not have both? The Breakfast Stout consists of two types of coffee, imported chocolates, and high-quality flaked oats. It’s Detroit’s favorite beer that packs both an energy boost and a buzz.
Green Bay Packers
Any true Green Bay Packers fan knows that Wisconsin-made football beer is the best. Spotted Cow is New Glarus Brewing’s best-selling beer brand. In fact, 40% of the beer that the company brews is the Spotted Cow. It’s a naturally cloudy and fruity ale no Packers fan can afford to skip out on.
Texans fans respect and understand their culture. That’s why when it comes to beer, true Houston residents grab a bottle of the Lone Pint’s Yellow Rose. Not only is it a smooth, fruity American IPA, but it’s also named after a Texas Heroine. It’s a great beer that’s available all year round.
Support the Indianapolis Colts by chugging the city’s best-selling pale ale today: Zombie Dust. It’s a modern take on the traditional hopped and gushing pale ale. Zombie Dust is a year-round craft beer brewed and packaged in the city.
For Jaguars fans, the only thing better than the scent of victory is the aroma of well-brewed ale. And when you’re in Jacksonville, nothing beats their locally brewed India Pale Ale: I-10 IPA. It’s a smooth mixture of caramel malt and two-row malted barley infused with four different hops. Nothing packs a punch as smooth and aromatic as the I-10 IPA.
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chief fans won’t settle for anything less than a true ale. When watching the Kansas City Chiefs play, sweet, low-ABV beer just won’t do. You need the Krippled Kangaroo. It’s an American-style beer with heaps of Cascade, Amarillo, and Centennial hop additions. As the name suggests, it’s a beer strong enough to cripple even a kangaroo.
Los Angeles Chargers
Watch your favorite Los Angeles team charge into the game with a fresh bottle of Pliny the Elder. It’s a double Indian Pale Ale with a great combination of hops, alcohol, and malt. Also, Hank is Wiser Brewery makes it in limited stock to maintain the quality and freshness of each ale.
Los Angeles Rams
Duck Duck Gooze is a great-tasting beer Los Angeles residents enjoy along with cheese and chips. It’s a smooth, aromatic mixture of young and well-aged beers. A case or two of Duck Duck Gooze is exactly what you and your friends need for the Rams’ upcoming game.
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Win or lose, the best thing to do at the end of–or even during–a Miami Dolphins game is to chug a tall glass El Jefe. This German-style sweet-yet-bitter beer is a favorite in Miami. Plus, it only has an ABV of 4.5% so don’t worry if you have an extra round or two.
Are you a true Vikings fan? Then you should eat and drink like a Viking as well! Minnesota residents can’t miss out on the locally brewed Abrasive Ale. It’s an aggressively aromatic hop with mild sweetness that evens out its bitter taste. Also, with a whopping ABV of 9%, only the strongest Vikings can chug multiple bottles of Abrasive Ale in one sitting.
New England Patriots
As fans of one of America’s favorite NFL teams, you deserve only the best American hop: Julius by Tree House brewery. Unlike other aggressive beers, Julius has a soft hint of passion fruit and mango balanced by well-rounded bitterness. It’s a great-tasting beer that goes down easy.
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints fans should have nothing but the best god-like American hops available. Luckily, Louisiana offers a crisp, easy-to-drink, mildly hopped beer perfect for the big game. This football beer focuses less on bitterness and more on the faint sweetness of its sugarcane ingredient.
New York Giants
New York Giants fans deserve beer as heavy as their hometown team. The Double Mosaic Dream is a smooth, tropical-flavored beer that packs quite a punch. Despite its high ABV of 8.5%, its well-brewed taste makes it very easy on the palate.
New York Jets
As fans of one of the most popular teams in the country, you should also treat yourself to the finest beers the country has to offer. Mylar Bags by Other Half brewery is an Imperial IPA with a unique, eye-catching design. It has an Amarillo- and Citra-hops taste that masks its massive 8.8% ABV. Mylar Bags is a seasonal beer. So order a six-pack now while you still can!
Oakland Raiders are proud to say they support one the most indisputable teams in NFL. If you’re a fan, then you need to drink nothing other than California’s finest beer: Anchor Steam beer. It has a rich, creamy head with a distinctive taste that comes in a deep amber form. It’s a well-loved beer Anchor Brewing has been making for over a century now.
The Philadelphia Eagles is a well-balanced team its fans can be proud of. That’s why when it comes to beer, Eagles fans also deserve an ale with the perfect amount of sweetness, hops, and bitterness.
Yards IPA is an American-style IPA brewed from traditional floor-malted English barley with a generous amount of Amarillo and Chinook hops. This smooth blend is the perfect harmony between barley, hops, and malt no other brand can imitate.
Steelers fans are hard to please. In fact, they only respect teams that have stood the test of time. That’s why they deserve Pittsburgh-crafted football beer which won’t disappoint their particular taste buds–such as Alien Church.
It’s an otherworldly New England IPA brewed with oats and hopped with Columbus, Mosaic, Citra, Chinook, and Centennial. It’s a beer very few earthlings have the right to taste.
San Francisco 49ers
Support your favorite NFL team West Coast style by downing a few cans of the famous Villager IPA by Fort Point Beer IPA. Villager IPA’s floral and tropical notes paired with its irresistible hop aroma perfectly sums up the beautiful flavor of living life by the bay.
Tip: This tropical, citrus-flavored beer is perfect for backyard grilling. Hold your football beer party in your backyard where you can grill meat and kebabs to go with your drinks.
Seattle Seahawks have this great, distinct ability to immediately befriend fellow fans. To formally forge their friendship, all they need is to share a few cans of Mosaic Pale Ale–Seattle’s favorite beer.
Mosaic Pale Ale is a clean and crisp ale that focuses on Mosaic hops. Despite its generous amount of hops, Mosaic Pale Ale has a perfect balance between a light malt body and soft bitterness.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
What better way to spend the day than by chugging a few pints of Jai Alai IPA while watching the Buccaneers dominate their opponents? Jai Alai has a sweet, citrus flavor with a modest amount of bitterness. It’s the perfect football beer for fans who want something tangy while watching the game–as opposed to something bitter.
Titans fans should drink nothing other than the strongest great-tasting beer they can get: Yazoo Sue. It’s a large, rich beer with smoky hints from malt and cherry wood. Yazoo Sue is an extra-strong beer with an ABV of 9.1% and aggressive bitterness stemming from Perle and Galena hops.
Challenge: If you and your friends are tough enough, opt to host a football and drinking game party. You can play some football-themed drinking games using Yazoo Sue along with some grilled meat. You don’t have to complicate your football drinking game rules. Something as simple as a chug for every touchdown, foul, or yard progression is enough.
True Redskins fans should be as strong as their hometown team. That’s why when it comes to football beer, settle for nothing less than the Raging Bitch Belgian-style IPA. From the name alone, you can already guess it’s a powerful ale that packs a super-strong punch, along with a smooth blend of bitterness and hops. If you can handle it, order a six-pack or two today for the upcoming Redskins game!
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An ice-cold bottle of beer always makes a game more exciting. If you’re hosting a football beer party, feel free to look at other beer options for your friends. But remember: no matter what team you’re supporting, the important thing is to remain cool whatever the game’s outcome is. Nobody likes a drunk fanatic who can’t handle seeing their team lose. That makes you a loser in more ways than one.
What is your personal go-to football beer? Share your favorite drinks with us in the comments section below!