The Best Beer for Game Day Parties
Football season has begun and so have game day parties! Get ready to cheer on your favorite team with snacks, appetizers, and of course lots of beer to wash it down. Here at Tacoma Boys, you can choose from dozens of varieties of beer, cider, and wine. That includes lots of local breweries and nonalcoholic options, too! As the football season continues on, there are so many beers and food snacks to enjoy at your game day parties.
Hosting Game Day Parties
Game day parties can be simple and casual or well thought-out with a variety of food, drinks, and even halftime activities. When it comes to serving drinks on game day, an easy go-to is beer and cider! It’s casual, requires no preparation, and guests can try many different types depending on preference. Plus, beer goes well with the type of food you’re likely to munch on at game day parties, like cheesy dips and meat heavy appetizers.
If you’re looking for the best beer for your game day parties, check out these all around favorites and classic options available at Tacoma Boys:
- Alaskan Brewing Co. Smash Galaxy Double IPA
- Cigar City Brewing India Pale Ale
- Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
- E9 Pale Lager
- Silver City Brewing Ridgetop Red Ale
- Newcastle Brown Ale
Swing by Tacoma Boys to prepare for your game day party with snacks and drinks. From a wide selection of beer and wine to specialty food ingredients and local produce, it’s easy to try hosting! This includes chips, dips like salsa, nonalcoholic beverages like flavored sparkling water, soda, and more.
Local Beer For Everyone
Thanks to an abundance of local beer throughout the Pacific Northwest, there are tasty options for everyone to try! This includes canned and bottled beer from hyper local breweries like those in Tacoma and Gig Harbor, to regional varieties from Portland brewers. Whether you go for light pilsners, dark lagers, or fruity sours, Tacoma Boys has all the local beer flavors to please. To start, check out these choices of local beer available at Tacoma Boys:
- San Juan Island Bavarian Hefe
- Boneyard Beer Crooked Pilsner
- Ecliptic Brewing Guava Blonde Ale
- Wander Brewing Mango Antlers India Pale Ale
- Icicle Brewing Peak Seeker Double IPA
Plus much more! Hundreds of breweries in Washington and Oregon steadily produce several varieties of beer. Or, browse through dozens of options for imported beer like Belgian and German beer. When it comes to flavored beer like fruity IPAs and sours, check out our blog to get an idea of sour beers to try. Or, search for seasonally flavored beers or cider for something different, like Abita Pecan Ale and Seattle Cider Company Pumpkin Spice.
Food and Beer Pairings
Though just about any brew is sure to taste refreshing and delicious with most game day foods, there are a few food and beer pairings to keep in mind. Party food like dips and appetizers goes well with beer. That’s because these tend to be rich foods that taste good with carbonation. With these rich tasting foods like hearty dips with meat or cheese, try dark lagers or IPAs. Tacoma Boys own recipes for Irish Beer Cheese Dip or Super Bowl Jalapeno Popper Dip are great for food and beer pairings on game day! Bright and refreshing beers can also go great with heavy meat dishes like barbecue, buffalo wings, and burgers.
And if you’re serving a variety of versatile dishes like nachos that have many flavors, any beer should pair nicely. Just keep an eye out for flavorful fruit beers and consider how such strong flavors will taste with your game day spread. We suggest having fun and being creative with fan favorites and new unique appetizers to try!
Game Day Snacks
Tacoma Boys has a variety of recipes to choose from, including game day snacks and easy appetizers to satisfy a crowd. It could be fun to incorporate fall flavors and seasonal ingredients into your dishes, like pumpkin and cranberry. Or. start with one of Tacoma Boys recipes like Buffalo Cauliflower Bites, Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers, and Caprese Chicken Skewers! For more inspiration, check out these nontraditional appetizer ideas:
- Ham & Cheese Sliders by Averie Cooks
- Air Fried Pickles by Love & Lemons
- Bacon Wrapped Dates by JZ Eats
- Easy White Bean Dip by Kristine’s Kitchen
Tacoma Boys has the ingredients you need for whatever snacks and beer you choose to enjoy! Stop by to browse the selection and get inspired for your next game day or everyday dinner. To stay up to date on insider deals and specials, sign up for Tacoma Boys’ text list. Just text (253) 246-1661 to tell Paul you want to be on the list!