Chris O’Kelley

Chris O’Kelley

Now that we know the San Francisco 49ers and The Kansas City Chiefs are playing in the big game it’s time to start thinking about our party.  There are a lot of things you have to get right at your party but nothing more important than having the best beers possible.

Some Fun Facts About Beer & The Big Game

According to Fintech.com the big game brings out some serious beer drinking.

  • Americans will spend around 1 billion dollars on beer for the game.
  • 325 million gallons of beer will be consumed in America.  That’s 50 million cases.
  • The 50 cases of beer would fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool 2000 times.
  • 1 beer at Allegiant Stadium in Vegas is $19.00.

Let’s Talk About Other beverages that will be consumed during the big game

Not everyone will be into the beer so what other options will we have?

  • Wine
  • Champagne
  • Whiskey
  • Bourbon
  • Sodas
  • Water
  • Sparkling Water
  • Seltzers

The Food

Snack foods are still the go-to foods for the big game.  Most of us will be snacking on:

  • Chips & Salsa/Guacamole
  • Pizza
  • Wings
  • Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Pig In The Blankets
  • Brownies/Cookies/Cake

So as we get ready for the big game next Sunday, let’s start getting ready for the party and the food.  Start shopping early is the biggest advice that we can take.  We know that the chicken wings are going to be the first thing that stores run out of.  There have been years where that have been nationwide shortages of chicken wings.

If you wanna bypass the cooking at home and have it catered or prepared by a restaurant now is the time to get that order in.  Most places are a first come first serve on big to-go orders and if you wait till next Friday or Saturday, you could be in trouble and have a house full of hungry people and I don’t think you can make that many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Whatever team you are pulling for, let’s have some of the best beers and food possible, and here are some of the best beers to have at your big game party.

  • Pabst Blue Ribbon

    Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is a legend.  It’s been around since the 1800s. It’s a light, malty flavor with a hint of hops, like most light beers.  One this that makes it different form other beers.  They have a special brewing process, which includes fermenting the beer twice.  From the did ya know file, The original Pabst brewery in Milwaukee closed in 1996 ending the 152 year history to a close. . An investor  purchased Pabst Blue Ribbon for a reported $250 million in 2010. Pabst went on the market again in 2014 .  Did ya know that Pabst Blue Ribbon is the most popular beer in China?

  • Miller Light

    This is one beer that if I see at a big game party, I’m having it.  Miller Lite was originally known as Gablinger’s Diet Beer.  Diet Beer?  When it hit the market in 1970, it was promoted as diet beer because of its low calories versus other beers on out at the time.   Guinness and Miller Lite have a lot in common when it comes to beers. They both have the same amount of alcohol: 4.2 percent. Miller Lite contains 96 calories per 12-ounce serving; Guinness contains 125.  

  • Coors Light

    Coors Light for a lot of years was my go to beer. If given the opportunity at the big game party, I’ll have one.    Now keep in mind that when you pick up the bottle of Coors light, if the mountains aren’t blue, the beer isn’t cold enough.  Real Coors Light drinkers know!  Knows at the Silver Bullet because of its silver can, Coors Light has been around since 1978, but you couldn’t get it everywhere until 1991.

  • Budweiser

    Budweiser-The King Of Beers!  Made with just 5 ingredients, of water, barley malt, yeast, hops and rice, Budweiser has the most simply brewing process.  From malting and brewing to fermentation and aging, the production of  Budweiser takes about a month.  You also can’t think about Budweiser without the Clydesdales coming to mind.  The Budweiser Clydesdales are a part of American history.

  • Blue Moon

    Blue Moon is becoming one of the fastest growing beers in the world.  When I drink blue moon, I like it on draft and with my orange slice in it.  At a big game party I guess you could pour it in a pint glass and add the orange get the same feel.  This beer started in a place where you wouldn’t normally think of beer coming from.   The basement of Denver’s Coors filed is where Blue Moon was created.  The beer was originally called Bellyslide Wit and became Blue Moon after the friend of the invertor tried the beer and said, “This Kind Of Beer Only Comes Around Once In A Blue Moon” 

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