NHL Happy Hour: The Most Popular Beer in Beer Leagues?
So, what beer is the most popular with your team? Do you fall into the mega brands category? Does your team go off the board with a local micro? Do you reach for the bargain basement beer or are you on the sophisticated end of the spectrum?
My team usually does the local stuff, if you're from Greater Vancouver you'll recognize the names like Granville Island Brewery or Dead Frog (yuck).
A guy brought Sapporo once, which was pretty good haha.
My team actually has an unspoken rule, it seems. Try to bring a new beer every time, as the cooler gets passed to the new person. Sometimes people do just go with Canadian or Coors, but more often than not it's a local one.
Molson Ex seems to me to be the beer most closely associated with hockey. Perhaps that's because I'm originally from Montreal. I don't actually like it myself (anymore), but that seems to be a 'hockey beer'. I pretty much only drink micros but will drink anything if pressed.
Molson Canadian, Yuengling, Labatt Blue, The other night someone brought Miller Light, someone brought Molson Ice before and then we have some guys who are into craft brews and brought Dogfish World Wide ----basically tastes like wine its so strong.
I work at a national liqour distributor (not a store...we actually sell to the liqour stores/hotels/events) and get deals on beer (7 bucks a 30 pack/24 pack of bottles) and have brought in Victory Golden Monkey and that seemed to do the job.
We are sponsered by a bar so we usually head over for pitchers after every game and end up with Bud Light/Miller Light.
My rink does not allow outside booze and they are nut jobs about it. So we have to buy $3, 16 ounce cans of Labatt from them. They come in a Home Depot bucket filled with ice. Not my favorite beer, I too am more of a craft guy, but it's damn good right when you get off the ice.