Drinking Louisiana-brewed beers while cheering on the New Orleans Saints just makes sense. Below are five Louisiana brews to drink on game day, based on drinkability, availability and price.
NOLA Brewing Hopitoulas: If you're looking for a nice hoppy brew, this one fills the bill. It's well balanced, but be careful, because at 6.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), it packs a punch. Hopitoulas is also available in 16-ounce cans for tailgating convenience.
Bayou Teche LA 31 Biere Pale: If you're tailgating at a Saints game, most likely you're eating Louisiana favorites like jambalaya, boudin or etouffee. This pale ale has a great balance between hops and malts and it goes well with those dishes.
Abita Amber: This classic Munich-style lager is another beer that goes great with Louisiana cuisine. With a 4.5 percent ABV it's easy to drink a few and still be in good shape to support your team.
Tin Roof Blonde: Baton Rouge-based Tin Roof Brewing produces this light, crisp blonde ale. It's sure to be popular with the LSU faithful because it comes in purple and gold cans.
NOLA Brewing Brown Ale: NOLA's Brown Ale is a tasty malt bomb with 4 percent ABV, making it easy to drink a few while watching the game.
— JEREMY LABADIE