The Division Champs have been decided. Two teams, who happen to come from states where marijuana is legal, will come together on February 2nd for the final showdown. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty and start planning this party! We’re here to help.
1. Who to invite? There are many people who would love to come to your party: chest-bump guy, the gambler, weird superstition fellow, stat guy, dude-that’s-likely-to-puke-on-your-floor, guy who is in a pyramid scheme, or even the mean girls who talk about you behind your back. We’ll leave all of those up to you, but if you want a well-rounded experience, we say “invite them all!”
2. Start time? The Super Bowl begins at 5:30, but your party should start well before that. We suggest you get up early, check the temp on your smoker, open a beer, and apply your chest paint. Once the paint dries, ring that party bell.
3. What foods and beverages will I serve? We’ve got your back here. Below are some great Super Bowl party recipes (links provided) and beer pairings that we’ve thoroughly tested, re-tested, and in some instances three-tested.
Buffalo Chicken Dip – My wife makes this dip on occasion and it’s always a crowd-pleaser. You can use low-fat ranch and sour cream with great results, but why would you want to do that? It’s a special day!
Pair this with – Green Flash West Coast IPA, Evil Twin Falco IPA, Hanssens Artisanaal Oude Gueuze
Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps – This is a wonderful finger food that everyone is sure to love. The brown sugar and chili powder rub combine to create a sweet and savory appetizer. Feel free to tweak the rub or replace the chicken with dove to kick things up.
Pair this with – St. Bernardus Wit, Evil Twin Yin, Piney River McKinney Eddy Amber Ale
Southwestern Layered Bean Dip – This recipe is foolproof and a great addition to your appetizer lineup. This fiesta-in-a-bowl only takes 20 minutes to prepare. However, it will be gone in 10.
Pair this with – Sudwerk Marzen, Witkap Pater Singel, Stiegl Pils
Pulled Pork Sandwiches – Cook up a pork shoulder and everyone will forget that there’s a game being played on TV. Pork shoulder is not only delicious, it is very forgiving and has many preparation methods. Throw this chunk of heaven on the smoker or place in a crock pot to bring delight to your hungry guests. Pour in some beer to show the meat and your company that you’re the boss.
Smoker version, Crock Pot Version
Pair this with – Brasserie des Rocs Brune, Sinebrychoff Porter, Hermitage Brewing Company Maltopia, Saison Dupont
Grilled Buffalo Wings – We’re huge fans of grilled wings as opposed to the traditional fried wings. Marinating and grilling wings allow the flavors and smoke to penetrate the skin and into the meat, which gives it more depth and dimension. This recipe allows you to adjust the heat level with the amount of red pepper flakes and Tabasco.
Pair this with – Green Flash Hop Head Red, Stillwater Artisanal Cellar Door Saison, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier
Stout Float – This combination brings pairing to another level. Little known fact: Ice cream and beer are the best of friends. Why keep them apart?
Pair this with – Green Flash Double Stout, Evil Twin Lil’ B (or any Evil Twin stout), Moylan’s Ryan Sullivan’s Imperial Stout
Good luck with your super bowl party! Remember, if you are hosting, try to have fun. If you are attending a party – bring some beer!