With the FA Cup Final, Champions League Final, and the World Cup, summer 2018 is a footy fan’s paradise with masses of opportunities for football-themed parties. We’ve selected some of favourite beers to pass around during the game and to enjoy during the after-game debate on what the referee got wrong.
In goal — Erdinger Alcohol Free Beer
Goalkeepers need to keep their focus, ready to pounce at any time. Erdinger Alcohol Free Beer has all the flavour a German wheat beer with added bonus of no loss of concentration and isotonic refreshment.
Holding the defensive line — Robust, reliable dark beers
Stoic defending is the keystone of the flat-back four. If you need something sturdy and dependable in your glass a quality stout, porter, or other roasted malt ale is the answer.Dark beers don’t get any more robust than Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout. Unfiltered, uncompromising, and brewed in Norway, it’s the ultimate choice for lovers of dark beer.If you want a bit more flair in your defence, Sierra Nevada Porter adds hop-forward American accents to the traditional English porter style.
Midfield maestros — Bright, quick, versatile ales
Jacks-of-all-trades and masters of the sublime. A midfield needs to be packed with variety; ready to take on all situations.
Refreshing, and set for anything, Beavertown Neck Oil Session IPA is drinkable again and again.
Ready to give a good blast when needed, BrewDog Punk IPA is a proper pocket rocket of a beer which makes teammates stand up and take notice.
Snake Dog American IPA will bite your legs and get you to say ‘Thanks’ after. A hop monster packed with citrus flavour.
Glory goals — Dazzlingly good, up-front, beers
Game changers and match winners. These beers put your best foot forward.
Mixing different styles (Helles and Pilsner) Camden Hells Lager is a crisp finisher.
Refined, latin flair doesn’t come any better than Peroni Red Label. This is the real Peroni loved in Italy and ready to lead the line.
No football front line is complete without a blonde head-turner. Leffe Blond has a magazine-cover golden body with a hint of bite in the aftertaste.