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!"
In case you've forgotten, last season, due to the move to the Pac-12 and
the search for more money, the team slogged through a 13 game schedule
without respite. The scheduling gods have been kinder this season, and there is no opponent on the slate for 2012's week six. That's right, for the first time since the weekend of September 25th, 2010, the CU football program will enjoy an in-season bye week.
The players may get the weekend off, but no true fan rests during a football season. There's still beer to be drunk, damnit! I tend to attack bye week beer selections differently than regular weeks, relying on whatever is in my fridge to pass the day by. I did a quick perusal of the beer fridge, and have thus anointed Pabst Blue Ribbon as my gameday beer-o-the-week.
Why is PBR in my fridge? Well, my roommates are idiots, and think it the perfect beer pong facilitator. I favor Blue Moon for pong, but to each their own, I guess.
Hipsters have done a fine job leveraging their pseudo-retro styling, as their love of all things PBR can attest to. Once a quietly acceptable 3rd-tier mass-produced American lager, steadily losing it's market as the brand whizzed past the sesquicentennial mark, PBR has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years due to hipsters and their search for faux counter-culture. (*rolls eyes in a very hipster-ish fashion*) Check out any bar on Pearl Street, and I bet they'll have a PBR special on for the evening.
As for the taste... well, it's PBR. It's been around since before the Civil War. If you haven't tried it by now, then you've missed a step on the drinker's evolution chart. It's not bad, it's not good, it's just PBR.
Happy Friday! Go Buffs, beat [DATA NOT FOUND]!