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It is said that in ancient Rome, the emperor Caligula would send men to collect beer from the foreign lands he was about to invade, in the belief that if he consumed the libations of his enemies before battle, it would give him magical powers that would lead to Rome’s victory. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this story is that, well, we just made it up. But it sure would be a great excuse for drinking the beer made in the hometown of the Michigan Wolverine’s adversaries this year, which is what we’re basing all of our fall specials on. But the fact is, we have even BETTER reasons to drink the beer of your enemy. First of all, it’s damn good beer, in this case. And secondly, how about good old-fashioned sportsmanship and respect for a worthy adversary? Besides, if you’re going to plan to kick someone’s butt on the gridiron, you could at least buy them a beer afterwards, and be a good host while they hang their head in defeat in a strange land. So for this year’s fall specials, we’ve done our best to pick a fine beer from the land of our enemy, and priced them all to make the agony of defeat a little more bearable. Below is a summary of this year’s schedule for Michigan Football, with a preview of the beers being highlighted. Full details on the featured beers here.

Opponent

Date

Beer On Sale Beer(s) We Stock

Western Michigan

September 3

Dark Horse Arcadia, Bell’s, Dark Horse, Founder’s, New Holland

Notre Dame

September 10

  Mishawaka, Nine G

Eastern Michigan

September 17

  Corner Brewery

San Diego State

September 24

Stone Brewing Stone Brewing, Lagunitas, and other California beers

Minnesota

October 1

  August Schell

at Northwestern

October 8

  Goose Island

at Michigan State

October 15

Mt Pleasant Arcadia, Bell’s, Dark Horse, Founder’s, New Holland

Purdue

October 29

   

at Iowa

November 5

   

at Illinois

November 12

   

Nebraska

November 19

   

OhioState

November 26

Great Lakes Erie, Great LAkes, Thirsty Dog
Posted By:Admin August 31, 2011

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