I hope this fine Superbowl Sunday finds you well. Whether you care in the game or not, this is a great excuse to eat a large amount of delicious food and imbibe (safely of course) some great beer! I do not have too much as far as suggestions go but if you want to drink a beer from Baltimore you should try something from Stillwater Artisanal Ales. I have had a few of their Saisons including the Stateside Saison, Cellar Door and the Autumnal, all were amazing. The beers I have tried are some of the most common examples of Stillwater’s fantastic beers. Stillwater is also famous for some of its barrel aged beers. All around it is an excellent Superbowl sipper. If you want to drink a Baltimore brew but are looking for more sessionable craft options, check out Heavy Seas Beer.
If you are interested in drinking San Francisco beers an obvious choice is Anchor Brewing Company. Anchor Brewing Company is one of the oldest and most famous American Craft Breweries. Particularly famous for their mild, easy drinking, slightly fruity, California Common, “Anchor Steam”. San Francisco is also home to the very patriotically themed 21st Amendement Brewery and Bison Brewing Company. Located fairly close to San Francisco are Russian River Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company and many other excellent drinking options.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has also decided to take advantage of the Superbowl’s marketing potential. The Budweiser Black Crown has been around for about a week and will be making its big début during the Superbowl. The Budweiser Black Crown is now available at many bars/grocery stores and convenience stores. In the spirit of full disclosure, I admit that I do sell this product. With that said, it is a good beer! It is a bigger, darker and more complex version of Budweiser. If any of you readers are familiar with the Budweiser Project 12, the Black Crown should remind you of batch #91406. If you have not tried it, you should, it is inexpensive, easy to drink and tasty!