Folks from Buffalo are used to drinking while enjoying the Super Bowl. Well, “enjoying” may be an overstatement. And “drinking” may be an understatement. Because as we all know, there have been plenty of “drowning of the sorrows in the bottle” during past Buffalo Super Bowls. But this year is not about the Buffalo Bills. It’s not even really about the game itself. It’s unfortunately about controversy and cheating. And it’s about the team us Buffalonians hate the most – the New England Patriots.
When searching what to drink during the Super Bowl this year, many factors come into play:
• Anything of high abv may not be the best choice. The freaking Patriots have a chance to win yet another, possibly illegitimate (once again) Super Bowl title. And if one indulges too much because of this hideous possibility, it may result in violence or destruction. So whiskey, spirits, cocktails, wine, and double or imperial style beers are all out.
• Due to the deceitful, inexplicable nature of the events that lead up to the Super Bowl this year, a drink that fools the drinker and ends up being not what it initially seems would be appropriate.
• The drink could definitely not be produced in, or anywhere near Massachusetts. This point really needs no explanation. We’re in Buffalo. There’s no conceivable reason to support the economy of a region that supports the New England Patriots.With these factors taken into consideration, BWG names Founder’s All Day IPA as our drink of choice for the Super Bowl. Why? First, it’s deceptively low abv (4.7%) will keep a calamitous Patriots victory from resulting in any damage to our surroundings. Secondly, such a mild low abv or “session” brew shouldn’t have this much intense flavor. But it does. You feel like you’re lying, or pulling a fast one over on your tastebuds. Lastly (and thank god), Founders is from Michigan. Far away from New England.
Have a fun and responsible Super Bowl from BWG. Cheers!