By Dan Wiersema / Founder, Free Beer Movement
The United States is looking awfully golden right now in the 2013 edition of the Gold Cup. They've easily dispatched Belize and Cuba, but tonight will face a much sterner test in Costa Rica. With a place in the quarterfinals in Baltimore already assured this game is about topping the group and bragging rights.
Costa Rica... THAT Costa Rica. Those Ticos that couldn't handle juuuuuust a tinsy-winsey bit of snow in Denver a few moths ago during World Cup qualifying.
Unless U.S. Soccer rented a snow machine the forecast is going to be much different than that frozen night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in March. Side note.... why DIDN'T U.S. Soccer rent a snow machine?!!?!?
Hartford is going to be hot! And that's going to be more familiar for the Costa Ricans, but unfortunately for our Central American counterparts... the Nats are hotter than ever.
What should you drink for tonight's match against the weather whiners? We're going to play another round of "six degrees of beer separation".
Hartford is in Connecticut. Connecticut is nicknamed the "Nutmeg State". In nearby Boston Harpoon Brewing Company brews a "Winter Warmer" with heavy hints of nutmeg. But it's most certainly not winter and to be honest the beer itself it pretty terrible.
Buuuut.... since it IS a hot summer day in New England we're recommended a great beer for tailgatin', porch sittin', and soccer watchin'.
Meet Harpoon's UFO White: Refreshing, summer-y, and sessionable. Have one again and again. Just like the USMNT is going to beat Costa Rica again and again. Sun or snow... it doesn't matter. In this wheat beer fruit or no fruit... it doesn't matter.
So grab yourself a nice, light, yet full-bodied, wit beer (Harpoon or otherwise) and watch the U.S. whip the Costa Ricans.
What are drinking for tonight's match?
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