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NFL Beer Bible: Pairing NFL Teams With Beer

Evan S. Benn of Esquire.com did a web exclusive article with Homebrew Chef's Sean Z. Paxton to pair up NFL teams with beers from local breweries. The idea of the article is to introduce a little information on the drink and in some cases, what would be good to eat with the drink.

To see what fans of local teams should think about bringing to their tailgates, check after the jump.

For the Jacksonville Jaguars, Benn recommends Engine 15 Brewing Company's Rye of the Tiger. Benn says that kegs of the pale ale have made it into local bars and restaurants in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville's Engine 15 Brewing Co. has started to distribute kegs of its Rye of the Tiger rye pale ale to some bars and restaurants in town. Fill up a growler or two before the Jags take the field.

For the Miami Dolphins, Benn recommends Schnebly Miami Brewing Company's Shark Attack. The Homestead-based brewery has this tropical-flavored beer ready.

While no craft breweries have opened yet in Miami city proper, Schnebly Miami Brewing Co. is producing some tropical-flavored beers in nearby Homestead. Shark Attack is a wheat ale spiked with mango. Look for it on draft at Lokal Burgers & Beer.

Finally, for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Benn highlights the Cigar City Brewing Company's Guava Grove.

Pink guava puree adds a tropical element to this French-style saison from Tampa's eclectic Cigar City Brewing Co. It's what I imagine Josh Freeman and Vincent Jackson will be toasting with after their first game-winning TD connection.

For more pairings of beers and NFL teams, check out the full Esquire.com article.

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