Here's a Beer for Every World Cup Quarterfinal Team
No doubt you've already been imbibing throughout the World Cup matches of the last couple weeks. And we hope you've been patriotically quaffing something domestic (and craft!) for our beloved team. But now that America's hopes have been dashed, it's time to taste the native brews of the remaining eight teams.
France: Kronenbourg 1664
This classic should be easy to find on tap at French restaurants throughout the city as well as bars like Iona and dba Brooklyn. It may not be exciting, but it can hold its own against plenty of German beers, so if you're rooting for the Gallic side, have one in hand. If you can find the elusive 1664 Blanc, even better.
Germany: Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Weisse
It would be a crime to favor one German beer above all others, but if you have to choose, go for a tart Berliner Weisse. This one makes a perfect summer session beer with low ABV and a refreshing bite. Find it on tap at Valhalla and Blind Tiger, or by the bottle at Crescent and Vine and the Diamond.
Brazil: Colorado Guanabara
Perhaps you feel it's too hot for an imperial stout, but don't let that be an excuse. This beer is brewed with unrefined Brazilian cane sugar and natural water from the Guarany aquifer. It's not easy to find, but both Broadway Dive and the Ginger Man can hook you up.
Colombia: Aguila/Aguila Colombia
It may not be the most flavorful brew, but Aguila is the most popular beer in Colombia and has historical street cred to boot: The brewery was founded in 1889 by a Bavarian immigrant. Look for it at the Marshall Stack, Top Hops Beer Shop, and Bed Stuy Beer Works.