Time to pack up and head out to the stadium! No tickets? No problem! Host a watch party and invite your fellow football fanatics! No matter how you plan to cheer on your team, Colonial’s celebration specialists are ready to help you make this football season rock! We can even help you create a signature cocktail for your watch party. We already have two great recipes ready to go at the bottom of this page.
Any football fiesta pro will tell you it’s all about being self-contained. Look for quantity and convenience. Beer by the case or keg. Box and canned wine. Pre-mixed cocktails. These make the starting lineup for a winning tailgate or watch party, and they leave you with more time to enjoy friends and football.
Ozark Beer Co. Pale Ale (cans) – These versatile ales will go with just about anything you can bring to the tailgate.
Bulleit – Pour it up just the way you like and enjoy it with baby back ribs, nicely marbled ribeye, or spicy Buffalo wings.
Herradura Silver — Enjoy a shot when your team scores (or when the opposing team fumbles) or mix into pitchers of margaritas. It goes well with salsa and chips, spicy grilled skirt steak, ceviche and other spicy dishes.
Cabernet Sauvignon – Big and hearty, pair this with steaks, and burgers right off the grill or with pizza right off the delivery vehicle.
Merlot – A little more forward fruit and not quite as tannic, this wine pairs well with pork and veal, charcuterie, and cheese.
Chardonnay – grilled chicken with lemon and rosemary, chicken with red pepper aioli sandwiches, fish and seafood.
Sauvignon Blanc – perfect with grilled vegetables, fish seasoned with fresh herbs, or basil risotto.
READY TO DRINK:
Jose Cuervo Golden – Grapefruit and Strawberry Margaritas
Jose Cuervo Authentics – Mango, Watermelon, Classic Lime, Strawberry Lime, Grapefruit Tangerine, Coconut Pineapple, Light Wild Berry, Light Classic Lime and Light White Peach
Want to make your watch party unique?
Why not make it a Craft Beer Tasting? Check out our party guide here.
Brats in Beer Recipe
• 12 bratwurst
• 4 bottles Sierra Nevada Nooner IPA
• 1 large onion, diced
• 2 Tbsp. grapeseed oil
• 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
• 1 tsp. fresh garlic, minced
• 1 tsp. salt
• ½ tsp. ground black pepper
Preheat and prepare grill to medium heat. In a large pot, add the grapeseed oil, pepper flakes, garlic, salt and pepper. Add onion and sautée until the onions become clear and tender. Add beer to the pot and bring to a boil. Add bratwurst and watch closely until the boil resumes. Adjust the heat to a very slow simmer. Boiling will break the skin, causing much of the brat’s flavors to be lost. Simmer for 10 – 15 minutes. Remove the bratwurst. Grill the bratwurst on the preheated grill turning only once.
Optional, but delicious:
Being careful not to scorch or burn, return the beer mixture to a medium-to-high simmer. Continue to simmer until the mixture is reduced to one-half to a third its original amount. Serve as a side dish with the bratwurst.
Pan fried potatoes (Bratkartoffeln) and German coleslaw (Krautsalat)