Thursday, September 8, 2011

If the Steelers were a beer...

If you've been following our Season Previews, you would know that we've been comparing each NFL team to a beer. There has been a lot of great responses via twitter and facebook to this feature of the Season Previews, and everyone wants to know what the Steelers beer would be. To briefly recap, here's a list of the beers that have been assigned so far. For a description of the comparison, click on the team name, which will take you to the preview for that team. If you'd like to read them all, the "Season Preview" button at the top of the page will take you there.

NFC East
Eagles - Magic Hat #9
Giants - Brooklyn Lager
Cowboys - Miller Lite
Redskins - Mike's Hard Lemonade

NFC North
Bears - Smuttynose Maibock
Packers - Guiness
Lions - Lionshead
Vikings - Bud Light Lime

NFC South
Falcons - Bell's Two Hearted Ale
Saints - Abita Purple Haze
Buccaneers - Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat
Panthers - O'Douls

NFC West
Seahawks - LaBatt Blue
Rams - Michelob Ultra
49ers - Blue Moon
Cardinals - Rolling Rock

AFC East
Patriots - Stone Ruination IPA
Jets - Heineken
Dolphins - Corona
Bills - Keystone Light

AFC North
Ravens - Heavy Seas Winter Storm
Browns - Smirnoff Ice
Bengals - Natty Light

AFC South
Colts - Oktoberfest
Jaguars - Straub
Texans - Leinenkugel's
Titans - Hoegaarden

AFC West
Chiefs - Woodchuck Cider
Chargers - Troeg's Mad Elf
Raiders - Milwaukee's Best
Broncos - Red Stripe

And finally, the moment you've all been waiting for....

If the Steelers were a beer, they would be:

Oskar Blues Ten FIDY

How much more Pittsburgh can you get? For starters, it comes in a can, and only in a can. Secondly, it'll kick your ass. At 10.5% alcohol, this Imperial Stout won't wait around while your friends drink IC Light Mango all night and get a little buzz. You'll be rocked off your can after two of these. For the beer snobs in the crowd, here's the down-low from the Oskar Blues website, "This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops." That's pretty much about all you need to know. Oh yeah, and it's won championships, taking home a Gold Medal at the 2010 World Beer Championships.

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