The Best Gameday Food & Beer Pairings

Discover the best gameday foods and drinks to pair and enjoy together while watching your favorite college and pro football teams

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There are two kinds of days during football season: game day and almost game day. Regardless, no game day is complete without great food and brew to enjoy while you watch your team. 

Whether you’re ready to watch your favorite college or pro team or you’re checking all the games to keep track of your fantasy football roster, you know the importance of having the best food and drink combos on hand. 

These snacks and drinks have to meet certain requirements. They must be tasty. They must be quick. They must be easy. And they must be at your fingertips when you’re ready to watch the game.

We know a few things about quick, delicious and easy, especially on game day. So we want to share some of the best food and beer pairings to help you indulge and enjoy game day your way.

Pizza & Beer, Classic Gameday Food

Pairing complementary talents is often the key to greatness. Rice and Montana. Aikman and Irvin. Brady and Gronk. Moon and Carter. Favre and Sharpe. You get the idea. Sometimes a dynamic duo is an unstoppable force. That is pizza and beer. Comfort food meets the ancient art of turning rice, barley and hops into the magic juice we call beer. Get some DiGiorno and Bud Light, add some Funyuns and we’re here for it. 

DiGiorno Rising Crust Pepperoni & Miller Lite

DiGiorno Rising Crust Pepperoni Pizza
A 12-pack of Miller Lite bottles

DiGiorno Rising Crust Supreme Pizza & Coors Light

DiGiorno Rising Crust Supreme Pizza
Coors Light 12 pack of 12 ounce cans

Funyuns & Bud Light

This is one of the more popular snack and drink pairings among our customers, so we’re giving it a category of its own. The people have spoken.

Bag of Flamin’ Hot Funyuns
A 12-pack of Bud Light cans

Bites and brews: Finger food is beer’s best friend

There’s just something satisfying about finger foods. Sure, it’s fun to fill your belly with them. But you can pop a dozen bagel dogs and you can fill a plate with a smorgasbord of different flavors.

Then you can wash it all down with a cold lager, amber or stout. The gods on Olympus ate grapes as they watched the human drama unfold. We eat Bagel Bites and pizza rolls. They would be jealous, no doubt.

Jalapeno Poppers, Mozzarella Sticks & Lager

Farm Rich jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese
Farm Rich breaded mozzarella cheese sticks
Yuengling Traditional Lager 12 pack of 12-ounce bottles

Bagel Bites & Fat Tire Amber Ale

A box of Pepperoni Bagel Bites Pizza Snacks
Oscar Meyer Bagel Bites Bagel Dogs, 12 count
New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale 12 pack of 12 ounce bottles

Mac & Cheese Bites, Soft Pretzel Bites, Pizza Rolls & Guinness Stout

Stouffer’s Mac & Cheese Bites
Super Pretzel soft pretzel bites with jalapeno cheddar cheese dip

A 15-count box of Totino's pepperoni pizza rolls
Guinness Stout 12 pack of bottles

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! And beer!

In the Pantheon of game day food, Buffalo chicken wings stand beside pizza as one of the titans of football food favorites. Whether you’re a bone-in purist or you just don’t want to work around the bones, we’re here with wings the way you like ‘em. Choose your favorite sauce, pair it with the bright and bitter citrus notes of a great IPA or a malty ale and get your game on. 

Tyson Any’tizers Popcorn Chicken & Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

Tyson Any’tizers Popcorn Chicken Chunks 24-ounce bag
Kona Brewing Company Big Wave Golden Ale 12-pack of cans

Buffalo Boneless Chicken Bites & 805 Blonde Ale

Tyson any’tizers boneless chicken bites, buffalo style, 24-ounce bag
Firestone Walker 805 Ale 12-pack of bottles

Buffalo Chicken Wings & All Day IPA

A box of TGI Friday’s Buffalo Chicken Wings
Founders All Day IPA 6-pack of bottles

Snacks with a side of seltzer

Chips and salsa make another classic pairing that goes with any party. But maybe you have seltzer fever, too, and feel like mixing things up and with a refreshing seltzer. Or maybe you’re down for the fall flavor of a hard cider. Well, we’ve got you covered!

Chips & Salsa and White Claw Seltzer

Tostitos Scoops party size bag
A jar of Tostitos Chunky Salsa, Medium spice level
White Claw Seltzer Variety Pack

Chips & Queso and Blake’s Hard Cider

A jar of Tostitos Salsa Con Queso dip, Medium spiciness
Blake’s Hard Cider Bushel of Blakes Variety Pack

Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked and a Whole Lotta Hard Latte

These pairings are great at any time. But they’re especially suited for late games, whether college football on Saturday night or the pros on Sunday Night, Monday Night or Thursday Night Football. Honestly, you could try a different Ben & Jerry’s flavor every night game, every week and still not have the same one twice. And with spiked coffee, you won’t be up all night. Does it get any better?

Ben & Jerry’s and hard coffee

A pint of Ben & Jerry's Half Baked ice cream

Get it in peanut butter flavor and the dough chunks, too!

Brown Bomber Hard Vanilla Latte 4 pack
Brown Bomber Hard Mocha Latte 4 pack

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