They Go Together Like the Super Bowl and Commercials!

Why I’m talking about Beer and Food for the big game of course!  What better to do on Super Bowl Sunday but to have a few friends over, make a bunch of snacky food and have some great beers to top it all off.  If the game is good that is a bonus, and if the game isn’t very interesting, well then you always have the commercials.  Also let us not forget about this year’s version of the halftime geriatric rocker band The Who!  I actually remember an interview I read about 25 years ago with Pete Townsend  The Who’s lead guitarist complaining about how his back ached after he would smash a guitar on stage.  I can only imagine what they have planned for their finale on Sunday. Maybe he  just gives his guitar a good talking to now.

So beer wise, I’ll be drinking a bunch of Belgian style ales on Sunday.  I have a Monk’s Blood from 21 Amendment that I picked up and a Lost Abbey Judgement Day.  I also have a Three Philosophers from Ommegang that might hit the bottom of the glass. We’ll see.

As far a food goes, we are mixing it up this year with the menu.  Not the same old sandwiches and wings.  I bought a huge loaf of Basque Bread that I will be toasting in the oven to have with Sausage Bites and artichoke dip.  We will also be preparing some meatballs in a Jamaican Jerk Sauce, and a few wings thrown in.  My sister in law will make her famous taco plate dip for nacho chips, and I’m sure a deli tray will sneak its way onto the table as well.

The Super Bowl was made for Food and Beer so what are you doing?  Are you having a party?  Inviting people over?  Going to a friends?  What will you be preparing? and what beers or whiskeys will you pair it with?  So many questions about the big weekend!  Let us know here at Beer and Whiskey Brothers!  Have a great weekend!

-Don and Jim

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18 Comments on “They Go Together Like the Super Bowl and Commercials!”

  1. Kevin M
    February 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    OH MAN! That Judgement Day is good stuff! I found a bottle in PA the other day and cracked it later on… wow, what a tasty brew!


    • Don
      February 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

      Well Kevin (Dark Lord of the Stout) I will give it a try this Sunday. I really don’t know what to expect. It is supposed to be big that is really all I know about it. Looking forward to just kicking back and enjoying some great brews and fun food!

      • Kevin M
        February 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

        OH NO! NOT YOU, TOO!

        Haha, just kidding…

        It’s big, bold, and pretty wine-esque. I think the raisins gave it an almost Amarone-like palate. Had I had known it was a quad, I would have grabbed a bottle for the podcast we recorded with Jim. I bought a bottle on Tuesday night and promptly drank most of it with very little help from Amy and her cousin. I would definitely drink it again!

        On a little side note, I just tried a 2008 Lost Abbey Angel’s Share. Yeah, the carbonation was gone, but the flavors were still there. See if you can track down one for yourself for dessert one night!

        • Don
          February 5, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

          Dave over at Drunken Polack just reviewed it. I looked for it at my store and they didn’t have it. They did have the serpent Stout which is supposed to be great, but I was just looking for something a little easier on the wallet. I picked up three IPAs. One from 21st Amendment in a can, one from Ninkasi out of Eugene, Oregon ( I didn’t like their Oatmeal Stout, but thought I would try this) and one from England. Twisted Thistle. Which is supposed to be very tasty with hints of Juniper, rather Gin like that way.

        • Kevin M
          February 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

          Yeah, Don, I checked out his review… I’m jealous that he was tasting the 2009. I had the 2008 today. There was definitely no carbonation left at all in my bottle. Still tasty, just not “lively.” I’ll bet the carbonation would have made me think it was better, if that were even possible. Do you still have 2009s floating around by you?

        • Don
          February 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

          As far as I know it is all 2009. Hopefully it will still have some fizzy left. Flat beer is a little disappointing.

        • Kevin M
          February 5, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

          …Unless it’s Utopias or some kind of beer made for atomic antarctic flightless seabirds. Then, it’s not really disappointing!

        • Don
          February 7, 2010 at 9:57 am #

          What is this Utopias you speak about? As far as flightless seabirds I’d be a wizard if I could get a bottle of that brew out here. Kevin, sometimes it pays to put up with all the crime, and pollution, and noise, and traffic to be able to have a tasteful understanding of the finer brews! Enjoy them! You should have a Utopias for the superbowl!

  2. Rob Crozier
    February 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Plans are to go to friends with some food standbys – baked ziti, chili and ribs; plus some newcomers, venison sausage and my wife is making an italian fish stew (Ciappino). As for beers, the group is sticking local by filling growlers from our local breweries: High Point (Butler), Krogh’s (Sparta) and Cricket Hill (Fairfield).

    • Don
      February 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

      Sounds like your wife is an adventurous cook Rob! I wouldn’t think of a fish stew for the Super Bowl, but I bet it will be great. Growlers are always a great way to go when you are getting together with a group. Enjoy your weekend.

      • Rob
        February 7, 2010 at 9:38 am #

        She’s very adventurous, she likes to go against the grain and shake things up – she’s the Dogfish Head of Super Bowl food, “off centered food for off centered people”.

        • Don
          February 7, 2010 at 10:07 am #

          Just don’t give her the idea for Dogfish Head Soup! That might be a little too off centered! 😉

  3. February 5, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    I am totally unprepared. I’m hoping folks chime in and something inspires me. Right now I have one thought: Buffalo Sauce. Other than that, I’m like a deer in the headlights in the food department. I’m gonna wind up eating stale Tostito’s if I don’t figure it out soon…

    • Don
      February 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

      That’s ok Jim Buffalo sauce goes great on beer. Pathetic! man, you should be planning this for weeks!

  4. February 6, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    They had carbonation issues last year, so Judgment Day was a bit disappointing last year. I’ll be drinking some homebrew and maybe a commercial beer or two. I actually have the day off, which is really nice.

    • Don
      February 7, 2010 at 10:02 am #

      Good luck to your Colts Mike! I am pulling for them. We’ll see about the carbonation later today. I’ll pop the cork on this as my second brew of the day. Starting out with a Monks Blood by 21st amendment. That is a great brew I highly recommend. Sweet, aley, you can taste the figs and cherries and vanilla, but at the same time they didn’t forget this was beer. The Belgian yeast comes through very nicely too. I will wrap up with the Ommegang Three Philosophers. It is a Belgian superbowl at my house!

  5. February 6, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    We got over 2 feet of snow today and are hopefully avoiding wave two of the major stomach bug. I sadly canceled my Italian bakery roll order today. We were going to have meatball sandwiches for the game and celebrate my dad’s birthday. Maybe next year…

    Have a great time. Make sure to let us know how the food turns out (and the beer of course).

    • Don
      February 7, 2010 at 10:06 am #

      WOW Rachel! 2 feet! Meanwhile this has been one of the dryest winters I can remember, and if it does precipitate it is usually rain. It is reminding me of Oregon! Hope you can dig out! Perhaps just some cans of Campbells soup and some toast would be in order for both warmth and ease of digestion dealing with stomach flu. I suggest chicken noodle! Good Luck!

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