By Dan Wiersema / Founder, Free Beer Movement
It's mid-afternoon madness! Perhaps not "mad", but more likely "delightful" if you're sitting at one of 87 American Outlaws chapter bars and they happen to have nice patio (like FBM HQ's Austin.... Cuatros!). Even if you're trapped indoors there's nothing like a little afternoon soccer delight to make anyone's day.
Two straight games with a touchdown (Darn missed extra points! You'd think we'd be good at them...) is bolstering U.S. men's national team fans that today's game against Cuba could be equally as high scoring. The USMNT is on a six game unbeaten run (it's second longest ever). The last time the Nats rattled off so many wins in a row they were on their way to a Benny Feilhaber wonder-strike win over Mexico in the 2007 Gold Cup.
With such a early kickoff we're pressed for time with our beer recommendation. We're up against Cuba, the tiny Communist island off the coast of Florida, and so if there's anything that can combat a bunch of Commies coming ashore (think Red Dawn by sea) it's the competing economic theory of capitalism. Every man or woman, and their beers, for him or herself!
Buy American. Not just a red, white, and blue can, but honest-to-God, local beer. The beer brewed by the some of the hardest working people in the country. You want one of the greatest examples of democracy, capitalism, entrepreneurial spirit, and the "American Dream" then spend a day with a craft brewer.
Tampa, Florida? Cigar City.
Grand Rapids, Michigan? Founders.
Missoula, Montana? Big Sky.
San Antonio, Texas? Freetail.
Any City, USA? Your local craft brewer.
You get the picture. Craft beer is exploding all across this country and never at any point in the history of this great nation has excellent, local beer been available to the masses.
Chances are there's a good local craft beer available at your watering hole. And if you're a stay-at-home couch surfer you've got a gluttony of choices at your grocery store, liquor store, or government-approved distributor (regulations! America, too!).
Today you're Rambo. Fighting Communism. One beer at a time.
Go local. Go America.
Unless you're a hipster, you want to see soccer grow in America and what better way than the Free Beer Movement. Check it out and practice it.