Ok, so we lost 2-1 today in the World Cup, but at least it was in extra time. My question to you is what if the World Cup was played in beer?
"The Americans have the spunk, the vigor and a willingness to try anything. The Belgians have the art, the creativity and the tradition of world-class success. We're not just talking about their looming World Cup matchup here. We're also talking about beer."
"Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo has offered President Obama, a noted beer fan, a "beer bet" over the match, tweeting, "Hey @BarackObama, I am betting some great Belgian beers that our @BelRedDevils will make it to the quarter final!" Ok, we'll take that beer bet!
"U.S. brewers are famous for their India Pale Ale, a style defined by hoppiness. We'll resist the urge to compare that quality to a corner kick. Instead, let's call it a general rambunctiousness — particularly along the defensive line. This is a beer with backbone and power, not afraid of its own pungency."
"For the Belgians, the discussion has to start with the Trappists. After all, the monks were crafty before craft beer was crafty. And unlike an IPA that might dither around on the field of play, these are beers that know how to finish. they're legendary: The Westvleteren 12, one of the highest-rated beers in the world, caused a sensation when it was briefly imported to the U.S. in 2012."
"The U.S. side has another secret weapon: beating the Belgians at their own game. Consider that American brewers such as California's The Bruery, Wisconsin's New Glarus and New York's Ommegang have excelled at making saisons, sour beers and Belgian-style ales." Ok, so by my count it is 2-1 USA in the Beer Cup. Oh and lets not forget, Happy Fourth of July everybody! See you next beer Tuesday.
Referenced from MPR News.