As Super Sunday approaches, Denverites and Carolinians might be stocking up on team gear and face paint (definitely not washing their jersey…bad luck, duh). But no matter what colors you find yourself sporting come Sunday however, the one thing we all need to prepare ourselves for is the feast. More specifically, winning the feast.
This Sunday is annually ranked as the second highest day in national food consumption, falling short only to Thanksgiving. Sure, chicken wings weigh less than turkey legs, but we’re talking serious volume here.
All of those salty chips and zesty guac need to be washed down with something (there’s an app for that, Us.) And unsurprisingly so, the drink of choice here is beer. That’s not to say wine and cocktails aren’t welcome, but reaching for a cold one just feels right. Here are a few tips for the big day:
1. Canned Beer is King For This Party
If for no other reason than it’s safer to toss across the room to a buddy in need – canned beer is the way to go this weekend. As with any lengthy drinking event, light and/or low ABV beer will set you up for success. We like to load the fridge up with some light domestic 12 or 18-packs, you know, the “party-sub” of beer cases.
2. Recommended IPA: Founder’s All Day IPA
A tasty pick that is a readily available option with a little more oomph. This full-flavored session IPA sneaks in at only 4.7% ABV (less than a Bud Heavy) plus it’s available in a 15-pack of cans. If the game goes to OT, those additional beers are going to come in handy.
Of course another highly drinkable, low ABV and low cal beer is Guinness. If you’re worried the black stuff might be a little too Irish for a day like this Sunday, never fear. Let us help you Americanify that beer. We learned this trick from the bar Skinny Dennis in Brooklyn where they’re calling it a “Dr. G”. This trans-Atlantic mash up sounds a little crazy, but just go with it. You’ll thank us later:
- In a pint glass, slowly pour 12 oz. of Guinness Draught.
- Top with 3-4 oz. of Dr. Pepper to fill.
- Take one a day and call me in the morning.
Planning to tackle a dozen or two hot wings this Sunday? Don’t forget the celery. Stop by your local New York style delicatessen and fingers-crossed they’ll have some cans of Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda. Dr. Brown’s is an old-school soda brand dating back to 1869 and we couldn’t resist crafting up a quick and cool cocktail with their celery soda to compliment that bowl of spicy wings.
- In a highball glass filled with ice, mix 1 ½ oz. Vodka and ¾ oz. lemon juice.
- Top with Cel-Ray soda and stir
- Garnish with a cucumber slice or short stalk of celery.
Don’t miss a minute of the action, have your drinks delivered ahead of time and double down on the chaos.
For more of Drizly’s Game Day tips, check out our Beer Pairings Guide.