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!"
Apologies for the lateness of this post, but I was stunned into indecision by recent developments. My original intent was to name The Beast from Avery Brewing's 'Demons of Ale' series as my gameday beer of the week (really good, btw, you should try it). The CU Athletic department, however, decided to take matters into their own hands.
In the weekly pregame email blast, it was announced that, for the first time in years, gen pop at Folsom Field will be able to buy alcohol inside the gates. To repeat: YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BUY BEER AT FOLSOM TOMORROW!
Great googly moogly, that is fantastic news. The suds will only be served at two beer gardens located in the southwest plaza and the fieldhouse, and you won't be able to carry your brew back to your seat, but DAMN has this been a long time coming. In fact, it's the first time since 1995 that beer and wine will be sold outside of the club level in the football stadium (the CEC, of course, poured up to 2005).
Accordingly, in lieu of an official beer pick, I'm naming CU Athletic Director Rick George my gameday beer champion of the week.
What a big damn hero he is. In one fell swoop of Rooseveltian greatness, he has ended prohibition and brought joy back to the masses. For a state known for it's brewing industry, it only makes sense that you can once again imbibe some of the bounty at the flagship university. On gameday, when you finally lift that first glass on hallowed Folsom concrete, think of Rick, and toast his name. Also, donate, why not, to send the appropriate message of gratitude.
Thank you, Rick! Happy Friday, go Buffs!