21 January 2021
Best kegs for watching sport
Beerwulf employees reveal all
Beer and sports are one of life's simple pleasures. For some, pouring a cold one for the game is ritualistic, others a treat and for the excitable types, a way of warming up. Some will use an early kick off as an excuse to start drinking beer, and who are we to judge!?
Now, we know nothing beats live sports. We also fully appreciate the joys of a day in a packed pub watching the game. Crazy as it sounds, but we are all missing the chatter at the bar, rowdy fans, painfully salty crisps, guarding your table like it's your entire life's worth and craning your neck to see the tv. Who would have thought?
With the current situation affecting pub culture, there’s more reason than ever to pour pub worthy pints from your own home bar. We understand that your "usual" is your usual for a reason but as creatures of habit we can go on auto pilot and just pick things we are familiar with. There are so many SUB Kegs on offer we wanted to make sure you know exactly what's out there. And what better way to get the insight scoop than our very own untapped resource of beer loving sports fans. We asked eight Beerwulf employees what they love to load their SUB with when sitting down to watch a game!
This is just some inspo, feel free to explore our whole range. And remember, when you buy 8x SUB Kegs your whole order will be delivered for FREE!
Quentin: I just love the combination of hops and citrus aromas you get from this beer. I have so many great memories of watching games at the Lagunitas taproom here in Amsterdam, so I was overjoyed to find it available for the SUB. It's 6.2% alcohol, so you're guaranteed to have a merry evening whatever the result of the game.
Jamie: If you were to open up my SUB at home, you'd usually find an IPA, most commonly Gandolf IPA. It's super drinkable, packs big hoppy notes of tropical fruits on top of a sweet malty body. At 7.9%, this is one to enjoy by the half, but I'll quite happily enjoy a couple over a 90-minute game, and if things go to plan for my team then I'll usually treat myself to another.
Anais: For me, the best beer to drink during any match would be a good, easy drinking Weizen. Nothing beats a golden, cloudy German Wheat Beer. I don't usually go for anything overly complicated or too high in ABV. I don't want any distractions from the game, just a fresh beer with a gentle aftertaste like Brand Weizen will do me just fine!
Nicole: If I had to choose one beer to watch sports, I’d go for the Gösser Radler! It has been one of my favourites for a long time and it’s from Austria, like me. I really like the refreshing taste, the lemon flavour and that it has a low ABV. It’s a true thirst quencher, it's great at a festival, with friends at home, at a BBQ and especially, watching sports. It’s always a good fit for me!
Gianni: With the upcoming championship and matches every weekend, Bird of Prey from Brouwerij Het Uiltje is a must-have on The SUB. Drink this and you’ll be transported to their microbrewery, in the heart of the picturesque city of Haarlem, near Amsterdam. In my opinion, it’s a great way to bring my love of craft home. This means I can get the real craft experience and cheer on my team without leaving my living room! The 5.8% ABV paired with the refreshing notes of citrus and tropical fruit make it the perfect beer to enjoy on match days, whilst still having a bit of a kick.
Phoebe: This spicy 8% blond beer is an absolute icon. Like many Belgian beers, it's lovely and light, strong but characteristically refreshing. With its slightly hoppy taste, fresh coriander and fruity notes, it is perfect for settling in to watch the game. With the weather we have forecasted, I am more than happy to stay inside, sat on the sofa, with a few of these!
Darren: I like to take advantage of all the craft and specialist beers that we release in SUB Kegs but when watching football, I often want something a bit more sessionable. Fourpure Hemisphere and Brixton Low Voltage are regulars at home, but the new release of Wild IPA is really hitting the spot. Fermented with Wild's own 3 yeast blend makes this easy drinking but provides an interesting acidity that cuts through those in-game snacks. A dry low bitterness leaves you wanting more either to celebrate or commiserate...
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Vicky: I know that brown ales havent had the same "trendy PR" that styles like IPA and pale ale have gained in recent years but they're classics for a reason. It reminds me of going down the pub to watch the game, pint of this in one hand and some dry roasted peanuts in the other. As I can't get to the pub right now, this is the next best thing. And, being from Newcastle, I feel loyalty to the Toon and this beer that has been brewed for coming up to 100 years!