Beer n' Play Saturdays with Boozy

Article published at: 2021年4月30日 Article tag: featured-posts
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Video games have certainly gone a long way since they were first developed, and can now be played on consoles, computers, and even mobile phones. Many different types of games have also emerged, from action-adventure games, role-playing games, to strategy games that cater to the different tastes of every gamer. Whether you are playing alone or with friends, your gaming experience can definitely be enhanced with a cold bottle of beer in hand. Here are six different beers that you can pair with some of your favorite video games right now: 

1. Engkanto Lager x (DotA 2)

Engkanto Lager

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As the sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DotA), DotA 2 offers the familiar gameplay of the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mod while also unveiling new heroes and items. Since its release in 2013, millions of players worldwide continue to battle using over a hundred heroes in this classic 5-on-5 tower defense game, where the Radiant Team clashes against the Dire Team. Just like this popular PC game, the Engkanto lager is a craft beer that also mixes the old and new, as it blends a traditional style with new world hops to blast the palate with flavors reminiscent of tropical fruit and lime zest.

2. Engkanto Double IPA x (Call of Duty: Warzone)

Engkanto Double IPA

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Compared to the lager, the Engkanto Double India Pale Ale (DIPA) is a craft beer that packs a punch yet still contains a lot of flavor and is drinkable in our tropical climate. With an intense blend of crates and passionfruit, the Engkanto DIPA is a beer that is made to excite the senses. Similarly, one massively popular game that is sure to excite players is Call of Duty: Warzone. This latest version from the Call of Duty series is a free-to-play battle royale that is available on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. Since they were first released in 2003, the series has stood the test of time and remains exciting. And Warzone is no exception. 

3. Crazy Carabao IPA x (GTA V)

Crazy Carabao IPA

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With a mix of North American hops and big British malts, the Crazy Carabao IPA provides sweetness followed by a cleansing bitter finish. This beer is flexible enough to be consumed straight up, but can also be paired with a carnivorous diet such as steak and ribs. Similarly, the flexibility and open-world concept of GTA V is one of the reasons it appealed to gamers, as it allows them to become whoever they want to be in the city of Los Santos. Whether it’s exploring the city, meeting up with your friends online or accomplishing the game’s missions, the fifth entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is a perfect companion to the Crazy Carabao IPA. 

4. Crazy Carabao Golden Ale x (Monster Hunter World)

Crazy Carabao Golden Ale

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While the Crazy Carabao IPA boasts of North American hops and British malts, the Golden Ale provides a great balance of pale malt and Australian hops. And if there’s one thing that’s always been identified with Australia, it is a sense of adventure and exploring nature. A video game that also offers its players the chance to go on an adventure is Monster Hunter: World, which allows users to become Hunters who trap and kill monsters roaming in this environment. While playing this game, one can just sit back and enjoy a bottle of the Golden Ale that is just as easy to enjoy and also provides a sense of adventure. 

5. Crows De Puta Madre x (Among Us)

Crows De Puta Madre

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As the Crows’ flagship craft brew, the De Puta Madre is a high compliment in Spanish similar to “the bomb'' or “this is sick.” This hoppified brew has an aroma of caramel, pine, citrus, tropical fruits, and malt biscuits, and a medium sweet and moderately bitter taste with the slightest hint of sour. One game that is also befitting of the De Puta Madre’s moniker is Among Us, which gained popularity as the COVID-19 pandemic forced people to stay indoors. Playing as either Crewmates or Imposters, this space-themed game requires players to work together to either complete their tasks or sabotage those completing their tasks. 

6. Crows Pale Ale x (NBA 2k)

Crows Pale Ale

Compared to the De Puta Madre, the Crows Pale Ale manifests its happiness through its aroma and is a great entry-level craft that doesn’t have a lot of bitterness and is perfect for those who are starting to get into craft beers. However, with a 6% alcohol by volume, it still packs a punch. One video game that is also accessible to many but nevertheless packs a punch in terms of providing excitement is the NBA 2K series, especially for those who are already fans of NBA basketball. Whether you plan on using your favorite teams and players, playing General Manager for a specific team, or making your way to the league, NBA 2K is a great way for fans of the sport to get started in video games while also providing excitement.

There’s no better time to get into video games than today, with a wide ranger of games that can be played on different consoles and gadgets. And while on those game nights, a cold bottle of craft beer is the perfect companion as you play your favorite game alone or with your friends.