Super Bowl of Beers: Wisconsin vs. Pennsylvania

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The Super Bowl is nearly upon us, and with that comes the swarm of house parties and crowded bars filled with throngs of people ready to celebrate one of the most popular occasions in sports. Whether you’re a complete football fanatic or can only identify teams by what color their jersey is, you’re almost guaranteed to be drinking and eating your Super Bowl Sunday away. While the nation celebrates from coast to coast with their beverage of choice, here are some breweries representing the home states of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Make sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.


New Glarus Brewing Company

Possibly Wisconsin’s most popular and well known craft brewery, these guys have been churning out some award-winning beers for years. Producing everything from sour wild ales and fruit beers to hopped up IPAs and super drinkable pale ales, this jack-of-all-trades brewery has a little something for everyone.

EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR THE GAME: CABIN FEVER HONEY BOCK

Miller Brewing Company

Whether you like them or not, it’s impossible to ignore this Milwaukee powerhouse, especially since they’ll most likely be running some sort of wacky commercial during every other commercial break. Don’t forget; if the typical light lager doesn’t get your pigskin pulse jumping, they also produce everyone’s favorite malt liquor, Olde English 800.

EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR THE GAME: 1 SPARKS THEN BLUE MOON WINTER SAMPLER

Pabst Brewing Company

The original brewery was founded in 1844 as The Empire Brewery, later Best and Company and was located on Chestnut Street Hill in Milwaukee. The company is renowned in Milwaukee for its brewery tours at the end of which visitors were rewarded with bottomless glasses of beer. The pub was popular with both tourists and locals, especially students from nearby Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Nowadays, it’s attained cult status as the beer of choice in dive bars. People love it so much, they’ve gone as far as getting tattoos to pay tribute. Known for being in a can, Pabst was the first brewer to offer beer in a bottle.

EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR THE GAME: CAN’T GO WRONG WITH A PBR

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Definitely on the lighter side of the beer spectrum, Cippewa Falls, Wisconsin’s longstanding brewery features a line of drinkable and flavorful brews. Look for their Fireside Nut Brown, Sunset Wheat, or Red Lager year round at liquor stores from coast to coast.

EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR THE GAME: 1888 BOCK

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Yuengling Brewery

Touted as America’s oldest brewery, Yuengling has been pumping out highly drinkable and affordable beer for over 175 years. While it’s definitely not a high torque craft beer, you can’t go wrong with something as smooth and easy to find as an ice cold bottle of Yuengling Lager.

EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR THE GAME: YUENGLING BLACK & TAN

Iron City Brewing Company

Now a historic landmark for beer in the Steel City, this brewery was started back in 1861 as one of the first American companies to create lagers. Their flagship Iron City Beer has been a staple for decades, although don’t expect any exotic flavors when you crack open a can on Super Bowl Sunday.

EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR THE GAME: AUGUSTINER (Tagline is “Get some A!”)

Tröegs Brewing Company

Possibly the best brewery in the state, the Trogner brothers continue to surprise beer drinkers with their excellent year round and seasonal releases. Hopback Amber, Dreamweaver Wheat, Nugget Nectar, and their Double Bock are just some of the delicious treats Pennsylvanians will be stocking up on for the big game.

EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR THE GAME: TROEGS NUGGET NECTAR

Victory Brewing Company

You name it, Victory’s got it. The constantly growing and acclaimed brewery creates Belgian, English, and American styles while staying on top of their beer game from year to year. Storm King Stout, Hop Wallop, Prima Pils, and Baltic Thunder are all sure fire brews to get your Super Bowl celebration started.

EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR THE GAME: YAKIMA GLORY

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF BREWERIES IN PENNSYLVANIA

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