Blend in at country concerts with these beers.
Country concerts are a popular spot for crowds of domestic beer drinking country folk. Drinking a Guiness or Tecate can cause you to look a little out of place. Forget the beers you may typically drink if they’re not on the list. Here are 10 you should order while you’re at the gig rubbing elbows with your country music-loving buddies.
10. Craft Beer
Craft beer is few and far between at country concerts. It’s mostly consumed while sitting at the bar of the venue. The guy ordering this is probably wearing a nice flannel shirt, shiny cowboy boots and name drops about the country music stars he’s worked with as a session player. Regardless, he’s fitting in.
9. Coors Lite
A country concert isn’t the only place you’ll see a gathering of folks with the Silver Bullet in hand. Coors is the official beer sponsor of NASCAR. And, NASCAR is the unofficial sponsor of country music. Country music is the unofficial sponsor of NASCAR. Thus making Coors the unofficial sponsor of Blake Shelton.
8. Miller High Life
In 2013 Miller High Life was the least sought after beer yet Texas sells around 32,000,000 cases/year. Keystone Light (“Bitter beer face!”) even beat it out. Who would have known the “Champagne of Beers” would get left in the dust? That doesn’t stop some die-hards from gulping it down while sweating at a country concert.
7. Natural Ice
Good ole Natty Ice. I can’t even type it out without thinking about the first beer I ever had. In fact, it was at an Aaron Tippin concert at a fair in Florida. It was the worst thing I had ever tasted and I’ve never had another since. Now that I look back on it, I fit in and didn’t even realize it.
6. Michelob Ultra
Every blonde girl wearing a sundress with cowboy boots at a country concert will be palming a bottle of Michelob Ultra. Sure, there may be an older gentleman who is belly up at the bar, completely forgetting live music is happening behind him. Next time you hear a chorus of high-pitched “whoooooo!”s, take a quick look. I guarantee they’ll be holding Mich Ultras.
If Eric Church drinks Busch, then so should you. That may not be entirely true but it is definitely a better alternative to Miller Lite. Plus, it’s cheaper and an easy way to blend in with all the y’all-ing at a country concert. If you want to chug a beer like Mr. Church (above) then this is a superior choice.
4. Miller Lite
Miller Lite is probably one of the worst beers out there. Stone Cold Steve Austin wasted most of it as he poured it over his head before entering the ring. Dumping a Miller Lite over your head at a country show won’t yield the same results but could cause 15 minutes of internet fame.
3. Bud Light
From beer pong to bro country, Bud Light is a fan favorite. It’ll usually be a gaggle of frat-guys in Vineyard Vines polo shirts wearing an extra layer of cologne. Bud Light is found being consumed closer to the stage accompanied by a person singing every word to every Florida Georgia Line song.
The old timers who favor this beer sit themselves at the bar and turn ever-so-slightly towards the stage to catch the show. Faded jeans, dirty tennis-shoes and an old slightly over-sized button-up hang from them. A cigarette is often between the fingers of the same hand holding a can of Budweiser. That is if smoking is allowed in the venue.
You’ll see a room full of PBRs if the country concert is featuring someone with underground credibility. The bearded, boot-wearing hipsters triumphantly order the American Flag colored tallboys. This is usually paired with a shot of whiskey. And, allegedly, they go home and do things as shown above.