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Football and Frio: Tailgating Essentials for Game Days

The crisp fall air, the excitement of the crowd, and the tantalizing aroma of sizzling barbecue – there's something magical about football season. Whether you're cheering on your favorite team at the stadium or hosting a tailgate party in the parking lot, one thing's for sure: you need the perfect refreshment to enhance the experience. Let Frio Beer become the ultimate companion for your game day celebrations as we delve into the world of tailgating and highlight why its lower-calorie profile makes it the ideal choice for football enthusiasts everywhere.

The Tailgating Tradition

Tailgating has become more than just a pre-game ritual; it's a cherished tradition that brings friends, family, and fans together in the spirit of camaraderie. As fans gather around grills and foldable tables, the atmosphere is charged with anticipation and energy. And what better way to complement this lively atmosphere than with a refreshing, light beer like Frio Beer?

The Allure of Light Beer

When it comes to tailgating, having a beverage that perfectly balances flavor and drinkability is essential. Frio Beer shines as a light beer option, offering a lower-calorie profile without compromising on taste. With a lighter body and a crisp finish, Frio Beer provides a satisfying refreshment that doesn't weigh you down – a crucial factor for a long day of cheering and celebration.

Tailgate-Friendly Caloric Content

One of the main concerns when choosing a beverage for tailgating is the caloric content. Many traditional beers can be calorie-heavy, which might lead to a sense of sluggishness and bloating. Frio Beer, on the other hand, is crafted to provide a lighter alternative. At only 92 calories, 2.8g carbs and 0.0g sugars, Frio Beer lets you enjoy the game day festivities without worrying about excess calories.

Pairing Perfection

A successful tailgate isn't just about the drinks; it's also about the food pairings. Frio Beer's subtle maltiness and clean taste make it a versatile choice that pairs well with a variety of tailgate favorites. From classic grilled burgers and hotdogs to grilled bratwurst and braised brisket, Frio Beer complements the flavors of your favorite game day snacks, enhancing the overall culinary experience. Check out some of our favorite game day beer recipes below.

Grilled Beer Bratwurst Recipe

  • 10 uncooked bratwursts
  • 10 bratwurst buns
  • 4 cans of FRIO beer
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • Sauerkraut and mustard for serving
TIME: About 25-30 minutes
Step 1 - Preheat your grill to high heat. If you’re cooking these indoors, then begin preheating your stovetop grill or griddle. ‌ Step 2 - In a pot, combine the beer, bratwursts, onions, butter, garlic, salt, garlic powder, and ground pepper. Let the bratwursts cook for about 15 minutes until they are only slightly pink on the inside, or until the internal temperature is just below 160 F. ‌ Step 3 - Move the bratwursts over to the grill or griddle. Make sure you do this fast, because you don’t want the brats to lose any heat. Let them grill for 5 minutes per side. When the internal temperature of the brats are 160 F, you can take them off the grill. ‌ Meanwhile, you can toast the buns and move your onions over to a pan to get them slightly browned and tasty. ‌ Step 4 - Fill each bun with a bratwurst, then top with onions, mustard, and sauerkraut for the perfect beer brat.

Beer Braised Brisket Recipe

If you’re having a family gathering or dinner party and don’t know what to cook, this is the perfect go-to recipe. For pro chefs and bad cooks alike can’t really mess this recipe up. Serve your brisket and sweet onion gravy with cooked carrots, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, or even coleslaw if you want something light.
TIME: 5 hours
  • 1 5-6 pound beef brisket
  • 3 sliced garlic cloves
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 thinly sliced onions
  • 1½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅓ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 can of FRIO beer
Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 325°. ‌ Step 2 - Season the brisket. Rub the garlic, salt, and pepper into all sides of the meat. ‌ Step 3 - Prepare the onions and brisket. Add the oil and onions to the dutch oven and cook until the onions are golden brown. Then, scoop the cooked onions out, and sear both sides of the brisket. Let the brisket cook for just about 4 minutes on each side. Then, take the brisket off the heat. ‌ Step 4 - Prepare the dutch oven. Now, in the empty dutch oven, pour in the beer. Then, add in the garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar. Stir for a few minutes. ‌ Step 5 - Cook the brisket. Put the onions and brisket into the dutch oven, cover, then place this in the oven. Let the brisket cook for about 4-5 hours or until the meat is tender and can be pulled away with a fork. ‌ Step 6 - Remove from heat. Let the brisket cool for about 10 minutes, then either shred it for sandwiches or thinly slice it. ‌ Step 7 - Prepare the gravy. If the gravy in the pot is still very watery, let it simmer until it reaches the desired consistency. Then, scoop it out and put it into a serving container, or just pour it over the cooked brisket.

Frio Beer: The Ultimate Game Day Sidekick

In the world of tailgating, Frio Beer stands out as the ultimate game day sidekick. Its light, refreshing taste, lower-calorie content, and versatility make it the go-to choice for those who want to make the most of their football celebrations. As you gather with fellow fans, decked out in team colors, remember that Frio Beer is there to elevate the experience, one sip at a time. To find your nearest Frio Beer retailer, or to learn more about us, click here.
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