- March runs wild with the excitement of the NCAA Tournament and St. Patrick’s Day. I combined my love for college basketball and beer into Beer Madness 2012. I polled Ireallylikefood writers and friends for their favorite beers.
I will showcase 32 beers in four separate posts. You can only vote for a limited number of beers in each group. The eight beers with the most votes will move on to the final voting round until a champion is crowned.
This tournament depends upon the readers’ votes. So, Please vote. If your favorite beer isn’t on the list, you can write in that beer as one of your votes. If your write-in beer vote gains enough steam, then it may have a chance to dance.
I call the first group the "South of the Border Beers." U.S. Border Control guards the southern border like hawks, but these summer special beers make their home in the US without any immigration problems. These drinks refresh beach bums and vacationers everywhere. For this group, vote for two of the six beers listed.
If you think a similar beer deserves to be on the list, then write in your vote. Choose wisely.
1. CoronaWhether you’re chilling with an extra or light and lime it doesn’t make much of a difference. This summer beer accompanies beach goers everywhere. I still remember drinking pitchers of Corona in Atlantic City with my older brothers on my first trip to a casino. My Corona craze ends there. Does it pack enough heat to beat out the other Mexican competitors?2. Modelo Especial
I drank my first Modelo working at a beach restaurant with Mexican coworkers. They ensured I enjoyed it with a little salt and lime added to the cup.
3. Dos Equis
I know plenty of non-interesting persons who drink Dos Equis. It does nothing for their personalities. They can't compare to the ridiculous antics of the most interesting man in the world. This beer is a good friend during cool summer evenings.
Corona was my first hot temp beer by default. I found summer love with Sol. Some drinkers claim there's no difference, but I disagree. No one can rip me apart from my Sol.
This American and Jimmy Buffet owned beer sneaks into the beach towns and finds popularity among summer drinkers. But can it really kick it with the Mexican big boys? Should the master of Margaritaville stick to music?
6. Red Stripe
It seems fitting the Jamaican lager bodies up against the other hot weather beers. "Reggae and Red Stripe have been helping white friends dance for over 70 years." I dance and yell 'Hooray Beer" when I have a Red Stripe in my hand.
Which two beers deserve to advance to the final eight?