Perfect Parings: Tigers vs Yankees

Perfect Parings is a new feature on The Farm Club, where resident beer expert (read: snob) Brian Young discuss a major match up in the world of sports and provides readers with the perfect beer to enjoy with that game. The Farm Club would like to remind everyone to drink responsibly and to never drink and drive.

Games one and two of the ALCS were long, drawn out pitching duels and, on occasion, comedies of error. The Tigers managed to almost completely shut down the Yankees offense, save one horrific Jose Valverde inning that turned what should have been an uneventful evening into a 12 inning ordeal. After taking game 1 by the skin of their teeth (and the skin protruding from Derrek Jeter’s broken ankle),  Anabel Sanchez and Phil Coke looked like Pedro Martinez and Dennis Eckersley receptively in game 2 and rocketed the Tigers to a 2-0 lead.

The series shifts to Detroit tonight, for a minimum of two games. Justin “Best in the World” Verlander and Phil “We Had Higher Expectations of You” Hughes take the mound for game 3, while CC “French Fries on my Pizza” Sabathia and Max “Hard to Look in the Eye” Scherzer are expected to start in game 4. Both these games are shaping up to be two more in the series of pitching duels that have come to define this series.

Max Scherzer: poster boy for heterochromia iridum

But with all this pitching excellence, what should you poor into your glass (or goblet, or sniffer, or boot) to enjoy with these games? A beer that matches the quality of pitching everyone is expecting, of course. And that beer is Founders Breakfast Stout.

Founders Breakfast Stout: Best beer in the world to feature a child eating oatmeal on the label

One of the most unique beers in the world, Founders Breakfast Stout is a double chocolate, coffee, oatmeal stout that packs a punch. Clocking in at a heavy 8.3% alcohol by volume, Breakfast Stout is a party in a bottle (this is a good time to remind everyone to drink responsibly and for the love of God don’t drink and drive). Breakfast Stout carries heavy flavors of bitter chocolates, and fine Kona coffee, and a fine oat texture in the ever persistent head of the beer. Perhaps most remarkably, there is a noteworthy caffeine content, that will come in handy if a scoreless pitching duel carries this game well into the night.

Founder’s Breakfast Stout comes in four packs, and retails for between $8.99 and $13.99, depending on the taxes in your state and where you happen to buy your beer. I recommend going out to pick up a pack now, before game time gets any closer.

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