Each week throughout the football season I'm going to suggest a good beer for the ubiquitous pre-game tailgate. Let's be honest, with tailgates it's not always top quality that you're looking for. To steal a phrase from the heinous beer terrorists at Budweiser, you want "drinkability." (or what a real beer connoisseur calls "a session beer") So, be warned, these may not be "the best" beers around. But, in the words of Dave Chappelle as Samuel L. Jackson "IT'LL GET YOU DRUNK!"
As we all know from watching Winnie the Pooh, Bears like honey. In that spirit I've chosen Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss as this weeks Tailgate Beer-o-the-week.
Read the disclaimer again, I warned you that I might pick some beers that are below average. And, really anything Leiny makes is going to fall into the "below-average" category; So be forewarned. I've always got the feeling that rather than brewing their beer with the special ingredients noted in the style, that Leiny just adds artificial flavoring (I'm looking at you, Berry Weiss). If true, that would be a totally douche brewing move. That said, Honey Weiss is drinkable.
Honey Weiss is a pale, sweet session beer. It's probably more of a summer style, but the honey angle was too good to pass up. It's crazy light, and it may not be as sweet as you might assume from the title. Leiny may not be the best brewery on the planet, but at least their stuff is cheap. All I'm really hoping is that the Baylor Bears get stuck in that damn honey tree this weekend.
Happy Friday! Go Buffs, Beat Baylor!
P.S. - We've got Texas Tech next week. If you can be the first one to guess what next week's gameday beer-o-the-week pick will be, I will personally buy you a 6-pack of that beer! (Hint: that's not a good thing)