Covering University of Colorado sports, mostly basketball, since 2010

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Beer Post: Gameday Beer-o-the-week - Spring Game Edition

The Spring Game offers me a unique opportunity to tailgate in April, and I've dusted off this old trope to celebrate. 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!"

Spring football is a chore, and it's always a 50/50 prop if I'll actually go.  I'm sorry, but anyone who's obsessed enough to actually care about spring football, who's not directly involved with a team, needs to get their head examined.  The inside game of guys trying to make the move up the depth chart just isn't exciting enough to get my heart beating.  Sure, there's the added spice of a new coaching staff, but what're we really going to learn from tomorrows event? 

Seriously, what's the damn point for me as a fan?  Show up and maybe see us injure ourselves while playing... ourselves.  Who are we?  The Buffaloes!  And who are we gonna beat?  The Buffaloes!  It's the football equivalent of masturbation, and not something that should be shown in public.

However, beer is being served; I'M TOTALLY IN! 

It's time to dust off the beer pong table, find all the pieces to farmer's golf, and make a mad dash to the store for some lighter fluid because tailgating is back on the agenda!  I may not stay for much of the game, but I definitely going to enjoy springtime in Colorado with good friends, a few beers, and a brat if offered the opportunity.

For the Spring Game I wanted to choose a seasonal local brew, possibly with a frivolity and light-hearted character that lends itself to the decidedly un-serious nature of the event.  With that in mind, I'm naming Great Divide's Colette Farmhouse Ale as this week's Tailgate beer-o-the-week.

With Colette we're talking Belgian yeast flavors here, as the style was created in the region.  It's a little cloudy after the pour and has a lot of fruity, zesty flavors to cut through the bready/banana flavors that all Belgian's tend to have.  It's definitely drinkable, but, as it has 7.3% abv, I wouldn't suggest drinking too many.  It also has a suitably alluring farm girl, with pitchfork, on the label.  Colette would kick the shit out any Miller Lite girl who got in her way, and I'm totally cool with that.

Happy Friday!  Go Buffs, Beat Ourselves!

1 comment:

Rico said...

A very excellent choice of beer you have there, sir.

Speaking of beer, Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale won the Draft Mag March Madness bracket. Thanks in no small part to you and yours.