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Tailgating beers in Texas

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by HoodooOperator, Jul 22, 2013.

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  1. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    Wth tailgating season fast approaching, Do y'all bust out good stuff, or keep it sessionable before/after rooting for your college/pro team of choice?

    We keep miller lite for the octabong, but I will usually have some decent lighter craft too depending on the weather. Love football season because you can usually cycle some good fall seasonals as the season progresses
     
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  2. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Dec 28, 2012 Texas
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    I tailgate all the time at Texans games as we have season tickets. I bust out Weisse Versa a lot of the times. Zoe is something I look forward to having this season.
     
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  3. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    It doesn't get a lot of love but since they reformulated Lawn Ranger by Cedar Creek, I find it quite enjoyable for a light drinker. I plan on drinking that a good amount while tailgating when it's hot. I'll switch to Brewhouse Brown and various porters when it cools down.
     
  4. djd07

    djd07 Oct 3, 2012 Texas
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    What lot are you in?
     
  5. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Dec 28, 2012 Texas
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    Blue
     
  6. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Man.. I just had some of this last week on tap at Whole Foods and thought it was one of the worst craft beers I have ever tried.

    Last time I went I took cans of Dales Pale Ale, Mama's Lil yella pills, and Hopadillo.
     
  7. Show

    Show Jul 21, 2011 Texas

    ..
    octabong??
    ..
    really??
     
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  8. champ103

    champ103 Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Sessionable beer is good beer. I don't know why people would not drink Zoe, Hans Pilz, Weisse Versa, or any number of other great Texas beers at a tailgate?
     
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  9. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    whats the problem?
     
  10. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    Had to be the old stuff.
     
  11. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Ok, I had no idea they were/did change anything, so next time I find it on tap, I'll give it another taste. I did have their Eliot phone home or something like that in a can recently and it was just fine.
     
  12. TTUJohn

    TTUJohn Nov 13, 2012 Texas

    I didn't like Eliot or Lawn Ranger at all. Both were in cans and I don't know dates, but I don't think I'll try either again.
     
  13. jbeezification

    jbeezification Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Modus Hoperandi, All Day IPA will be in cans this August, Deviant Dales, Resin, Torpedo, SN Pale Ale, White Rascal, I just saw we get Upslopes IPA so theres another good one as well as most of the stuff already mentioned.
     
  14. kmello69

    kmello69 Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Well, I have no skin in the game when it comes to local college football, so when I'm forced to go to tailgates with my rampant UT fan in-laws, I try to get as drunk as possible to pass the time. So I'm probably the only one brining stouts to these things.....;)
     
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  15. morsetx

    morsetx Mar 10, 2013 Texas
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    Tx going to get all day in cans?
     
  16. cam_williams

    cam_williams Oct 3, 2012 Texas
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    In September
     
  17. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    perfect timing
     
  18. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I just had an upslope ipa in a can Saturday night... not bad.. not great, but not bad.
     
  19. Grendle

    Grendle Apr 11, 2012 Texas
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  20. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    for the pregame swill & tomfoolery
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    although better company usually finds its way around
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    these should come in handy on September 14th to either celebrate balls, or drown sorrows ... either way will make for a badass tailgate bottleshare (any Ags up for the game, come on by)
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    beer related because it makes you 'oversleep' ;)
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  21. JohnBender

    JohnBender Apr 20, 2012 Texas

    80 Acre is pretty good for it. Blood and Honey will be out in bottles the first week of August. Perfect summer beer/brewery.
     
  22. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    I'm going to have to come by on 9/14 and hit this octobong
     
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  23. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    Some octa hits combined with a baller share would be nice indeed, NCol ... Lookin forward to it
     
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  24. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    GAMEDAY! Tailgating at home over the smoker today, college football Christmas is finally here

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  25. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    If the tailgate allows glass bottles, then the options are endless...

    I still have some Love Street Summer.. .so easy to drink.. I alternated those with Weisse Versa recently.. good fun.
     
  26. Phil_S

    Phil_S Feb 14, 2013 Texas
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    I know what isn't a tailgating beer.... Drinking a 30 pack of Coor's Banquet. Didn't agree with my stomach or the floor...
     
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