Looking to up your game beyond the fast food fare featured at Super Bowl parties? Whether you are heading to your local brewery or cidery to watch the game, or just picking up food and drink to bring to a viewing party, here are some food and drink suggestions from Pacific Northwest breweries and cideries. It is a great way to create a more elevated experience while rooting for the Eagles or the Chiefs — or just laughing at the commercials and the half-time show.
Ecliptic Brewing | Portland, Oregon
Ecliptic’s Pyxis Pilsner goes along perfectly with their classic chicken wings. This German-style Pilsner balanced with noble hops finishes clean and refreshing, and pairs perfectly with the spice and heat of the wings.
La Familia Cider Company | Salem, Oregon
For a gluten-free option, La Familia Cider Company’s Tamarindo (Tamarind) and Jamaica (Hibiscus) ciders pair quite nicely with a round of tacos from Azuls Taco House … which is conveniently located next door.
Mad Swede Brewing | Boise, Idaho
Go to the winner’s corner with Danegeld Golden Ale From Mad Swede Brewing, a light refreshing beer that won a silver medal at the 2019 International Beer Awards. If you are at the Cole Road Tasting Room, pair the Danegeld with the Cheesy Bread Bites from the resident food truck, Fire Giant’s Pizza Forge.
Meriwether Cider Company | Boise & Garden City, Idaho
For those who like filling their plate high with nachos covered in cheese, meat and guacamole, the perfect accompaniment is Meriwether Cider Company’s Foothills Semi-Dry. This crisp bright cider will cut through the meat and cheese and leave one’s mouth happy.
pFriem Family Brewers | Hood River, Oregon
PFriem’s Pilsner is a brilliantly crisp gold-hued brew with aromas of fresh grass and a hint of lemon. It fills the mouth with a tad of honey and zesty spiciness, which pairs perfectly with curries, jerk chicken and andouille sausage.
Schilling Cider | Auburn, Washington
Colin Schilling, co-founder of Schilling Cider, suggests celebrating the day with a can of Excelsior Imperial Apple. The flavors pair exceptionally well with cheese, pizza, burgers, fries, grits or grilled vegetables since the crisp acidity and smooth tannins cut through the rich fare.
Single Hill Brewing | Yakima, Washington
From Single Hill Brewing comes three recommended combos: Chill Phase Hazy IPA and hot wings; Twopenny Brown Ale and burgers; and Spikelet Pilsner and pizza rolls.
7 Devils Brewing Company | Coos Bay, Oregon
7 Devils Brewery Tap Room pairs their amazing Symbiosis Fig Stout with their Winter Bliss Bowl filled with Brussels sprouts, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, Valley Flora beets and barley.
Pike Ballard Taproom | Seattle, Washington
On game day, the Pike Brewing Company’s Ballard location will be serving up Pike Tot’chos and a Jalapeño Popper Juicy Lucy. Wash down these delights with Pike Cascade Kolsch, a light-bodied beer with a mouthful of subtle sweetness and a crisp finish.
Stormbreaker Brewing | Portland, Oregon
For those football fanatics looking for a full day of drinking, Stormbreaker Brewing offers a game-day lineup: Triple Double IPA (pregame), Crushing the Markets (1st Quarter), Cloud Ripper (2nd Quarter), Mississippi Red Ale (halftime), What We Brew in the Shadows (3rd Quarter), and Total ReKolsch (4th Quarter). During the game, satisfy the munchies with their wings served with either their gochujang buffalo sauce or dry hopped red-ale BBQ sauce.