The recommendations are based on high quality beers with the attempt to satisfy the palates of light to heavy and hoppy to malty beer drinkers. We acknowledged the recommendations are limited to those found in the DC metro area, but that shouldn’t stop you from finding at least one of the following tasty suds in your home region to enjoy on Super Bowl Sunday.
Elysian “The Immortal” IPA (6.2%)
Light orange sunset in color with a frothy head the nose expresses piney sweet grapefruit citrus with a touch of malt and yeast. Crisp with vibrant carbonation upfront that expands in the middle of the palate with sweet lemony bitter hops and orangey malts that relaxingly fall and expand on the back half into a clean refreshing finish.
Elysian “Split Shot” Espresso/Milk Stout (5.6%)
Black as night with a frothy head, the nose entices with its sweet malty espresso. A thick milky coffee creaminess follows on the palate that’s representational of many a milk stout, only lighter. Finishes clean with a lingering dissipation of the beer’s essence.
Additional recommendations via Beerbecue:
Great Divide “Nomad” Czech Pilsner (5.4%)
Golden straw in color this spin on a classic Bohemian Pilsner style is rustic and clean with notes of biscuit malts on the nose ebbing into a malty palate absorbed with citrusy lemon, herbs, and grassy hops. Refreshingly dry and a beer that can be consumed all day long.
Great Divide “Yeti” Imperial Stout (9.5%)
Pours thick dark chocolately mud in color with a tan cappuccino head. Soothing notes of sweet malts, espresso, and coffee on the nose lead to a rounded palate with the flavor/textural milkiness of hot chocolate that expands into bitter dark chocolate and the acidity of rich dark roast coffee. Finishes light and clean with a touch of malty foam on the exterior of the palate.
Additional recommendations via sports-glutton:
- Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils
- Oskar Blues G’Knight
- Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
- Avery “The Reverend” Belgian Quad
- Fort Collins “Rocky Mountain” IPA
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