Tuck Sauce’s Summer: Quest for 162

Hey everyone. As basketball, hockey and soccer gradually come to an end, I need something to enterain me through the monotoneus baseball season. You may not know but HB Hofbräuhaus Original is my favorite beer. However, I am willing to go on the pursuit of all pursuits to replace it. I am looking for 162 of your favorite beers on this thread to 1. find a new beer and 2. to show how ridiculous baseball is! I look forward to a ton of trips to Total WIne this year to get this done! Cheers!

  1. Blue Mountain Brewery Full Nelson 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • Blue Mountain Brewery #fullnelson #virginiapaleale first of all love a Virginia beer! However, it maybe the chili but the back end of this is way hoppy. Upfront this is a great beer. You know as a lager man its not my go to cause of the back end. 4 out of 6 beers for this one but another beer from this brewery will definately make it on the 162. But Hoffbrau is still 1-0.
  2. Sweet Water Brewery Sesh 2 out of 6 Beers:
    • … idk what this is Sweet Water brewery. I’m usually a huge fan of your beer but it tastes like you took an IPA and just added water at the end. I get that’s it’s a session but it doesn’t taste like you committed to any flavor. 2 out of 6 beers. Hofbrau Beer is 2-0 #illstillfinishit #tucksaucessummer
  3. Red Hook Brewery Long Hammer IPA 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • Damn Red Hook Brewery. Looking good shorty! Umm that’s not what I’d thought you’d taste like… citrusy? You been perfuming up haven’t you? 4 out of 6 beers for the Long Hammer IPA 3-0 to Hofbrau Beer#tucksaucessummer
  4. Old Ox Brewery Golden Ox 3 out of 6 Beers:
  5. Mustang Sally Article one 3 out of 6 Beers:
    • Ok Mustang Sally Brewing Company. Credit for being Virginia. Credit for the America reference. But mediocre… 3 out of 6 beers Hofbrau Beer 5-0
  6. Leinenkugel Cannoe Paddler 5 out of 6 Beers:
  7. Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ 5 out of 6 Beers:
    • Lagunitas Brewing Co well done! Nice spring citrus taste at the front but some hops at the back end. Very smooth for something that’s 64 IBUs! 5 out of 6 beers. Only one problem though . Can already feel after 3 sips it’s not something I can drink alot of. Hofbrau Beer on a Washington Nationals like streak and goes 7-0
  8. Great Lakes Brewing Eliot Ness 4 out of 6 Beers:
  9.  Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Pils 6 out of 6 Beers:
    • We have our first playoff contender! I’m not ready to give Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Pils a win here but definately worth a second try come fall! It’s so easy to screw up a pilsner. But this had a bunch of flavor but still had a crispness a pilsner should have! Hofbrau Beer 8-0-1 #tucksaucessummer 6 out of 6 beers
  10.  Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co Kolsh 4 out of 6 Beers:
  11. Port City Brewing Company Helles Lager 4 out of 6 Beers:
  12. Corona Corona Light 3 out of 6 Beers:
    • It was laying around and I needed a beer.  The non-light versions disgusting cousin.
  13. Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager 5 out of 6 Beers:
    • I guess we really can’t call Devil’s Backbone Brewery a craft beer anymore since they sold their soul. For good reason though. It’s about the best lager I’ve ever had but nothing adventurous. 5 out of 6 beers for the Vienna lager. Hofbrau Beer 12-0-1. #tucksaucessummer
  14.  Samuel Adams Hopscape 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • Been waiting to try this beer from Samuel Adams for a while because I love their seasonal stuff. Little disappointed in this one though. It’s good but I think I built it up in my head too much. Oh yeah technical stuff. Crisp, light and hoppy 4 out of 6 beers #tucksaucessummer Hofbrau Beer is 13-0-1
  15. DC Brau The Public 5 out of 6 Beers:
    • Ok I know there are two beers in this photo but today is all about the delicious DC Brau Brewing the public pale. A great mild beer with the right balance of hops. Hofbrau Beer is 14-0-1 but this is definitely 5 of out of 6 beers. #tucksaucessummer
  16.  Firestone Walker Brewing Co. California Pale Ale 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • After the first trip to Total Wine & More I picked up this beauty from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.. The California pale ale has a great crisp taste up front. Perfect after the round of golf today. Not very hoppy which I enjoy means I can drink 6 of them in a day. Hofbrau Beer is still 15-0-1 but I’m definitely interested in trying more of their beer. 4 out of 6 beers. #tucksaucessummer
  17. Pilsner Urquell Pilsner 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • So two things. 1. Europe start making beer in 12 freedom units. 2. The Pilsner Urquell is a beer that tastes better in it’s homeland. Not really anything special besides the crispness. 4 out of 6 beers only because I had it in Prague and it’s hitting the nostalgia button. 16-0-1 #tucksaucessummer
  18. New Belgium Glutiny 5 out of 6 Beers:
  19. Anchor Steam Ale out of 6 Beers:
    • Anchor Steam fans don’t look now. I’m finding myself sitting here going da fuq is that after taste. As I click my touch and try to cleanse my pallet all I can think is you can’t justify an above average beer with this at the back. Yea it’s sour and I get beer is bitter but it’s like a film on the back of my throat. 3 out of 6 beers. Hofbrau Beer is 18-0-1 #tucksaucessummer
  20. Starr Hill Brewery Northern Lights 5 out of 6 Beers:
    • Starr Hill Brewery Northern Lights IPA and some bbq. What a winning combination! Nice smooth mild IPA easy but delicious drinking. 19-0-1 to Hofbrau Beer but this one gets 5 out of 6 beers.
  21. Rogue Brewing Company 4 Hops IPA 3 out of 6 Beers:
  22. Old Ox Brewery Alpha Ox 5 out of 6 Beers:
  23.  Lagunitas Maximus IPA 6 out of 6 Beers:
    • Lagunitas Brewing Co has put up a playoff challenge here. What a smooth beer for 8 percent alcohol. Light on the carbonation and at 72 ibus not bitter at all. Wow great IPA! 21-0-2 6 out of 6 beers for this one. #tucksaucessummer
  24. Kona Brewing Company Hanalei 3 out of 6 Beers:
  25.  Evolution Craft Brewing Company Lot 3 5 out of 6 Beers:
  26. Great Lakes Brewery Company Chillwave 3 out of 6 Beers:
    • Great Lakes Brewing Company chillwave is interesting. I’m kind of guessing it’s a double ipa I don’t really have a beer list in front of me. It has an odd after taste that I’m not a fan of. 3 out of 6 beers. Hofbrau Beer moves to 24-2.. Yes I dropped the middle number. I’m just going have a playoff at the end. #tucksaucessummer
  27.  Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond Pale Ale 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • Deschutes Brewery are you sure this is a pale ale? I don’t taste any hops at all…. I award no points and may God have mercy on your soul. Well 4 points… out of 6… cause this is how this works. Hofbrau Beer is 25-2. #tucksaucessummer
  28.  Ballast Point Brewing Company Manta Ray 5 out of 6 Beers:
  29. Rogue Brewing Company American Amber Ale 5 out of 6 Beers:
  30. Jam Session IPA 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • My 30th beer comes from Jam Session Brewing Co. And it’s a pale ale. I had to take this pic quick cause I was at a wedding. Plus I look great in a suit. Hoppy but despite being an open bar I didn’t go back to get another one of these. 4 out of 6 beers. 28-2. #tucksaucessummer. 132 more to go. Let’s go.
  31. Shotgun Betty Heff 2 out of 6 Beers:
    • Umm Shotgun Betty… What is this. Your heff made me want to drown out the flavor with as many budlights as I could down in the next ten minutes to drown out your after taste. 2 out of 6 beers. #tucksaucessummer 29-2
  32.  Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh IPA 5 out of 6 Beers:
    • Uinta Brewing… this is really good. Like great balance of hops and flavor. 5 out of 6 beers for sure. If it wasn’t for a bit of too much sour on the back end it’d be a 6 for sure. #tucksaucessummer 30-2.
  33. Get Bent Brewery Mountain IPA 6 out of 6 Beers:
    • So I can’t find Get Bent Breweries page. But the Mountain IPA is a playoff contender so if any of my beer drinking friends can give them a shout out! 6 out of 6 beers 30-3!
  34. Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo IPA 6 out of 6 Beers:
    • Sierra Nevada Brewery really wasn’t expecting much from the tropical torpedo IPA with the word tropical in the title. However, this is fantastic. Light crisp hops phenomenal body and a great after taste. I’m going give it another shot. 30-4. Contender. #tucksaucessummer 6 out of 6 beers
  35. Well’s Brewery Oatsmobile 4 out of 6 Beers:
  36. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale 5 out of 6 Beers:
  37. South Street Brewery Satan’s Pony 4 out of 6 Beers:
  38. Flying Dog Brewery Blood Orange IPA 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • Flying Dog Brewery I was expecting a lot more from the blood orange ale. Pretty mild flavors and a good drink but I didn’t really get the blood orange. 4 out of 6 beers. #tucksaucessummer 34-4
  39. Flying Dog Brewery Numero Uno 5 out of 6 Beers:
    • What a great beer for memorial day Flying Dog Brewery makes. The numero uno is like a lime beer but it doesn’t haven’t the sugary kick on the back end. 5 out of 6 beers for this one. 35-4. #tucksaucessummer
  40. Pirate Brewing Company Kolsh 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • Greetings from Nassau. Hambino and I don’t have internet on the boat so we’ve just been… ummm.. drinking…. Any way trying this kolsh at a local brewery here in the Bahamas and it’s good. That’s all I got. I don’t have the patience to review this but it’s not hofbrau 36-4. 4 out of 6 beers#tucksaucessummer
  41. Pirate Brewing Company IPA 4 out of 6 Beers:
  42. The Farm Brewery at Broad Run Double IPA 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • So tried out a new brewery this weekend. And let me tell you what a great spot. Some growing pains with the beer but there’s a few good ones at the The Farm Brewery at Broad Run. This double ipa for instance is a very hoppy delicious pint. 4 out of 6 beers. 38-4 #tucksaucessummer
  43. The Farm Brewery at Broad Run Pale Ale 4 out of 6 Beers:
  44. O’connor Brewing Company Tides De Mars 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • Terrible picture I know. But not a bad beer from O’Connor Brewing Co.. not usually a fan of the wheat taste but this is pretty good. I’ll give the tides de mars a 4 out of 6 beers. 40-4. #tucksaucessummer
  45. Kona Brewing Company Big Wave 5 out of 6 Beers:
    • Love anything from Kona Brewing Company. Big wave is a delicious summer beer and I’m stoked to be drinking it while watching deadpool and having the a.c. cranked up. 5 out of 6 beers. 41-4. #tucksaucessummer
  46. Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale 2 out of 6 Beers:
    • I trusted my buddy kmart on this one and what a terrible decision it ended up being. If you like drinking carbonated salt water I guess you can tolerate this. C’mon Dogfish Head you make some of the best beers in the world and you can this swill. 2 out of 6 beers. 42-4. #tucksaucessummer
  47. Power’s Farm & Brewery Sooner Pale Ale 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • You find beer in the best places. Down a gravel road and in a small bar with the tanks right behind the bar I found them if sooner pale ale. 4 out of 6 beers on this one. 43-4 #tucksaucessummer
  48. Troegs Brewing Company Perpetual IPA 5 out of 6 Beers:
    • Troegs Brewing Co. Comes through on the list with this tasty long neck. A very flavorful but easy to drink IPA. Definitely had more than one of these…. 5 out of 6 beers. 44-4. #tucksaucessummer
  49. Great Lakes Brewing Commodore Perry 4 out of 6 Beers:
  50. Zima Zima 2 out of 6 Beers:
    • Guys… Zima is back And it’s number 50. And it still tastes like someone pissed in a fresca… 2 out of 6 beers. 46-4. #tucksaucessummer
  51. Abita Brewing Andygator 4 out of 6 Beers:
    • Definitely taste all of the IBUs in Abita Brewing Company Andygator. Idk it was ok but to me just another example of a brewery competing on the most hops front instead of the most delicious beer. 47-4. 4 out of 6 beers. #tucksaucessummer
  52. Warthog Brewing Company Game Day 4 out of 6 Beers:

I’ll Have….Another One

America and tailgating go hand in hand.  One is not truly an American unless he/she can successfully set up a tailgate.  *** Side note *** If “she” is planning the tailgate you need to go buy a ring and propose on the spot.  Those are like unicorns.  You hear about them but you have never actually seen one in the wild.  Back to reality,  so the question is when you’re setting up your tailgate for the big game what do you go with?  How do you know what beers to bring to please the people?  Are you normal for wanting PBR’s?  Well thanks to Vine Pair we have some numbers.  But we didn’t want some numbers and to just move on.  We like to analyze what we have been given and make sense of this glorious piece of information.
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So as you can see the 20 most popular beers include some of the big boys, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller light, etc….But even a blind man could have told you in some way or another that those would be at the top. If you want to play the percentages then you have to go with Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Light at your tailgate.  Let’s be honest, if we have to tell you that then you really shouldn’t be hosting a tailgate. However, after we get past the commercial kings that is where things really get fun.

Much to Trump’s dismay, and your wallet, Mexican import Corona comes in at #5.  Much like Trump’s policies Corona, from my experience, can split a room.  People hate it or love it.  If it is alcohol and you can put a lime in it to make it bearable I am all for it.  We all know a couple of those leads to a tequila shot, which leads to a night out, which leads to epic stories.  So if that’s what I get with a Corona sign me up.  Probably not the best tailgating beer but on a boat or in a bar can’t go wrong there.

The most fascinating part of this is how much the college kids boost the rankings of Natty Light, Busch Light and Keystone Light.  If you went to college and didn’t have a good ole Natty you are either going to Harvard, Yale, Cornell, where you are already so loaded that you don’t drink cheap beer or you are “one of those guys”.   Natty was the life line for me in college.  Hit the sketchiest gas station you could and throw the guy a $5 and your fake ID.  Once you built a rapport with the guy you were in there like swimwear.  But heaven forbid that man took a day off!  Saturday night when the crew was counting on you and you walk in and saw your boy wasn’t behind the counter it turned into a scene from Superbad and I was McLovin…

You could always spot the underage kid buying the beer with the fake ID when he was looking for Natty and Keystone.  But after a certain point surely you move on right?  It’s either fewer people move on than I thought or freshman in college are going HAM in the frat houses because they are killing it in sales and these beers are shit.  Regardless, if you’re at a college tailgate you better be ready to go back in time and Nata-pult some beers.  If you’re trying to die on a serious budget go for the Natural Ice.  Good luck waking up the next day after pounding those.

Apparently if you’re going to tailgate with some beer snobs but you’re on a budget according to BA score, whatever the F&%$ that is, then Miller Life and PBR are for you!  I guess this BA thing must be something relevant and some how Miller and PBR came in with scores of 63 and 68 respectively and the average cost is $15 a case!  What a deal!  Compare that with Natty at 43! With an alcohol percentage of 4.6 for Miller and 4.75 for PBR you can smash, please the snobs, and keep money in your wallet!  Who would have known!?

Don’t tailgate with Yuengling or Heineken.  You will end up with way too many to take home. NEXT…..

The last thing that stuck out to me when I was looking at this chart was this Bud Light Lime Straw-ber-rita thing.  Let make one thing clear, we all address the elephant in the room at some point after we get what we want and that is what do the ladies want?  We always look for the girliest drinks.  You can’t go wrong with Bud Light Lime but I didn’t even know this was a thing until this report from VinePair but I would have bought this for sure.  Here’s the only problem with this mystery beer?  Wait is this really a beer?   Anyways the problem is it is a whopping 8% ABV!   If you buy this for your girl and her friends and they are downing them in between selfies and bathroom breaks you are going to be carrying her home instead of the game.  Girls don’t normally drink more than guys as it is, unless your name is Tucker, so if you give them 4 of these puppies you’re screwed!  Good news is for us is this costs a boat load of money so you shouldn’t have too many of them in your ice chest of beers.

So what did we learn today?  Apparently America gives zero f&%$’s about this BA Score thing. You can’t go wrong with the ole reliable Bud Light, Coors, and Miller Light at your tailgate.  If you want to go international you go Corona.  Budget you stick with Natty, Keystone or High Life.  Want to die you go with Natural Ice or Bud Light Platinum.  If you want to be bringing your girl, or Tucker, home on a stretcher pick them up a case of these Straw-ber-itas.

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We’re close to Saturday.  Stay thirsty.  #SAFTB