As a sports fanatic I’m naturally superstitious. I wear certain hats, t-shirts, and jerseys, or certain combinations of all three, that I convince myself somehow have an impact in the game’s outcome. If my team wins one week I’ll wear the exact same combination the next week. If they lose, it must be something I did wrong. In reality, I know that this is ridiculous. I have no affect on the outcome. But as a sports fan it’s hard to sit back and let go of control and leave it simply in the hands of the players themselves.
As a lover of beer and the discovery of great local craft beer, my latest superstitious method of controlling the outcome of a game is the beer I drink during the game. When the Cubs or Bears play, I must drink Chicago’s Goose Island, for example.
Last year, I got a tweet from Andrew Henderson at The Beer Sessions about his new Craft Monday Night Football blog series, encouraging readers to drink particular craft brews from the cities represented by that week’s MNF matchup. This inspired me to do a series about great craft beers from the regions represented in the MLB Postseason on my beer blog, Drink Local. I had a lot of fun with it during the Division Series last year and decided to do it again for this postseason, not only on Drink Local, but here on Aerys as well. So without further ado, here is your guide to the best local brews for the postseason. » Continue reading “A Beer Drinker’s Guide to the 2011 MLB Postseason”