Friday night Pre-badger drinking thread

Submitted by wigeon on September 30th, 2016 at 7:49 PM
Fwiw, I love 3:30 games, for tailgating among other reasons. Leaving west side at 8 am, have shrimp skewers, duck sausage and tortillas, chili and some other yummies packed up, along with some delicious IPAs and Marzens. Tonight it's Bulleit rye, Ryder cup highlights and Stanford, and early to bed. What's whetting your whistle before we dine on roast Badger tomorrow?



September 30th, 2016 at 8:50 PM ^

Do you have a Porter you recommend? I really love them in colder/rainy weather, but I'm not sure which ones are the best, at least in Michigan. I haven't tried too many because it seems like a lot of breweries do too much with them and make them undrinkable.


September 30th, 2016 at 9:07 PM ^

Here's a few that I know are winners... Ballast Point - victory at sea, Deschutes - black butte, Anchor Brewing makes a pretty good one too. Honestly, I have grown to appreciate the stouts even more than porters. Like I said, Founders Russian Imperial Stout is a MUST. Also, Narwhal stout is amazing and so is Jackie O's Imperial stout. Be easy with those imperial's though, the abv is 10% and up. They're so damn good that they sneak up on you.


September 30th, 2016 at 7:57 PM ^

Had a Founder's Devil Dancer while cooking dinner.

Have Bell's the Oracle and Hopsolution in the fridge, but it's a cold and blustery night in Maryland, so I will probably be drinking bourbon neat (Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, or Thomas Handy)


September 30th, 2016 at 8:02 PM ^

right after getting off the plane and had their seasonal IPA...forgot what it was called, but it had pumpkin..then had a Bells Two Hearted at Whitmore Lake Tavern.

can't wait til tomorrow. might head over to mgoblog tailgate if the weather isn't too bad.


September 30th, 2016 at 9:08 PM ^

Just got take out for her husband. So they had Two Hearted. It was pretty good.

I have to say, I like this rainy vibe. I know it gets old, and I enjoy a game more when it's sunny out (even if it's cold), but the Southern California sun can be boring. That bar,on a rainy night overlooking the lake reminds me of home...I liked it a lot.


September 30th, 2016 at 8:05 PM ^

Totally dry booze. Sunrise tomorrow will be seen..through some rain clouds it appears..out of my treestand.

Who's got it better than us!?!

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October 1st, 2016 at 1:53 PM ^

Whew. You didn't miss much. Crappy, rainy morning. No horns. Just a few slick heads...and damn...should've grabbed a turkey tag.
Hope your games went well. The best part of bow season, as u know, is yet to come. I may not get back in the stand for a couple weeks. Save my stands for the RUT!

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September 30th, 2016 at 8:10 PM ^

I've been a lurker since the Harbaugh this site.

Alternating Bell's Octoberfest and Best Brown.  It's working out well.

Going to the game tommorow and I'm going to lose my voice regardless of rainfall.


GO BLUE!!!!!


September 30th, 2016 at 8:27 PM ^

Cooked lamb curry for my love and now enjoying a bottle of Fat Barrel Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley.

Will be watching the game during my niece's 6th birthday party tomorrow.


September 30th, 2016 at 8:37 PM ^

That's good stuff. I had the pleasure of visiting Belgium earlier this year. Did the St Bernardus tour and tasted deliciousness. Also went to Wesvleteren nearby but they are incredibly tough to get in/buy from. Got to try it in a Brussels bar though, did not disappoint. Moral of the story is Belgian (Trappist specifically) beer is the bomb.