Tailgate Beer

It's almost that time of year, the teams are playing in Arizona and Florida, everyone but the Royals has a shot to win the World Series. In just a couple of weeks it will be opening day, the fountains will run blue and the losing will begin. But, that doesn't matter too much, hope is on the way. What is important is baseball will be here. Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols, Carl Crawford and some more of the biggest stars in the game will make their way to the K. So the question is what are you going to drink in the parking lot while you get your grill on?

A couple of ground rules here, I don't like the idea of bottles in a parking lot. Drunks break bottles, glass in a parking lot can cause a flat tire or worse. With a good number of children going to baseball games, it's not a great idea to make them walk all over broken glass in the parking lot just to get into the stadium. So canned beer it must be. Also, the beer of choice has to work for the hot summer months and the cold April and September games. Lastly, the beer has got to be good, easy to store and transport and offer minimal trash. In my eyes, there's nothing worse than walking out of a baseball game to walk to your car and seeing beer cans laying all over the ground.

So after much deliberation this spring, I'm pleased to announce the first annual official KC Beer Blog Tailgate Beer, Tallgrass Oasis. Tallgrass Oasis meets all of the criteria. Packaged in 4 packs of 16 oz. cans, 25% more per can, means 25% less trash (by quantity). Plus, it's a bit higher in alcohol at 7.2% ABV so theoretically you'll drink less again lowering the quantity of trash. Lastly, and most important Oasis tastes wonderful and is very versatile. The warm malt of the double IPA works well for the colder weather, but the hoppy bite is perfect for a hot summer day. It also pairs wonderfully with whatever foods you're going to grill. From hot wings to burgers, stuffed jalapenos to to brats, Tallgrass Oasis is the best beer for tailgating.

So after you put on your powder blue Royals shirt, or, as is the case an awful lot, your Derek Jeter or Albert Pujols (or if you're a real special kind of Cardinals jerk, Jack Clark or Tommy Herr retro jersey), get yourself to a liquor store and pick up a 4 pack of Oasis and enjoy your tailgate at the K.

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