Get your game face on, Philly! This weekend the NFL Draft descends on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for seven rounds of picks, prospects, and plenty of thirsty football fans.
In honor of our pigskin brethren (and even our rivals) who will be visiting Philly for the first time, Draught Lines has put together a list of seven sessionable Pennsylvania beers to carry you through all seven rounds of the draft.
Start the clock!
Dock Street Jip The Blood
First up is a newly canned beer from one of Philly’s oldest breweries: Dock Street’s Jip The Blood. Dubbed a “double Berliner weisse,” this West Philly brew is made with blood orange puree and has a blitz of sourness on the back end.
The pride of Delaware County, 2SP’s ASAP session IPA has been described as a “portable beer.” So if you didn’t score tickets to the Draft and are watching on the jumbo screens down by Logan Square, ASAP is here for you.
Evil Genius Hooray! Sports!
Not exaaaaactly a sessionable beer (at 6.5% ABV) but a must for Draft Day, the Hooray! Sports! is officially an IPA and is unofficially a “pre-game” ale – perfect for wrapping up that mock draft before the first pick.
2SP Delco Lager
2SP describes their Delco Lager as going great with stadium food – which makes this 4% ABV American amber a must for this weekend.
Weyerbacher Mellow Monks
If you tried pounding Weyerbacher Merry Monks while watching the draft (guilty), you might not make it past the first ten picks. Thankfully, Weyerbacher is now brewing a much more manageable Mellow Monks, which clocks in at 4.5%.
Sly Fox SRT Ale
This 4.6% American pale was brewed to honor and benefit Pennsylvania’s own Schuylkill River Trail, which just so happens to run right past the Art Museum, where the Draft will be taking place! Find out more about the SRT Ale in our profile here.
Can’t have a list of PA beer without including the original “Lager”. From America’s oldest brewery, Yuengling is a Philly tradition, plain and simple.
Now… are you ready for some football?!