It's also time to plan those half time parties and I need your help. Let us know what local beer/food pairing we should try that represents your city/team. Click the links under each brewery to see what other people are pairing with their favorite beers. Stop back often or follow @HopHeadSaid on twitter for the latest food pairing updates.
Game polls close at 7PM (ET) on Friday Jan, 11th..
Heavy Seas has a huge portfolio that boasts 7 year 'round beers, 20 specialty beers and that doesn't even take into consideration their cask program!
Click here for Heavy Seas beer pairings.
As their website states, Great Divide Brewing really does have a beer for everyone. GD has 24 beers in their portfolio and range from the session-like (5.5%) DPA(Denver Pale Ale) to the big and bold Yeti (my personal favorite(any variety)) that comes in at 9.5%
Click here for Great Divide beer pairing suggestions.
Hinterland has quite the portfolio with beers ranging from a "very malty and velvet smooth" Oktoberfest to the "spicy and complex" Grand Cru. Oh and they have also been a big supporter of my weekly polls!-)
Click here for Hinterland beer pairing suggestions.
One of the "craft beer in a can" (that's right, cans.) pioneers, 21st Amendment Brewery has 9 canned beers in their portfolio. Their three core brands would be enough to keep any beer geek happy but keep your eyes open for their seasonal (Fireside Chat)or any of their collaboration beers.
Click here for Sully's 21A beer pairing suggestions.
With 50+ beers in their portfolio they may be going all the way. I have always been a fan of Elysian but I had no idea they brewed so much!
Click here for Elysian Brewing Company beer pairing suggestions.
Red Brick Brewing Company has a beer for everyone. Their core brands hit the beer style bullseye while their Brick Mason series pushes the envelope with big bold beers like a smoked vanilla porter called Vanilla Gorilla.
Click here for Red Brick beer pairing suggestions.
Karbach Brewing Company is another brewery putting their beer in cans. Yes, that's right cans! They have four styles available and two of them are IPA's.
Click here for Karbach beer pairing suggestions.
With 20 beers and a couple of ciders in their portfolio, Harpoon Brewery will be a force to be reckoned with. But it is Harpoon's Leviathan Series that will do the most harm. 5 beers and the lowest ABV is 9%!
Click here for Harpoon beer pairing suggestions.