Beer and sports is the perfect combination. Its like the adult version to chocolate and peanut butter.

One beer enthusiast and avid NBA fan got bored and decided to hook us up with an amazing list for the perfect beer for every NBA team. Most of the list is compiled of local beers coming from the city where the team plays in. I know I don't watch any sporting event without a beer in my hand, so he had my attention. I will show you the Southwest Division of the Western Conference since the Mavericks are in that one. If you want to check out his full list, it is amazing.


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    Dallas Mavericks

    Franconia Koelsch

    OK, so this one is not a local beer, but come on the Mavericks need a German beer. Dirk Nowitzki is the face of this team, so why not enjoy a little German beer while you watch the big mans unblock-able shot? According to the breweries website, the Koelsch is brewed with Two Row Pale Malt, Malted Wheat, and Munich malt. The special ale yeast is used to give it a hint of citrus aroma and floral smell. The taste is light and refreshing with some citrus in the beginning and a nice dry hoppy finish with a little sweetness coming through at the end. This Beer is perfect for the spring time and with his 4.8 ABV easy to manage one more.

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    Houston Rockets

    Saint Arnold's Sailing Santa

    Lets go check out the rest of Texas. The Houston Rockets got Saint Arnold's and I have to admit this is one of my favorite beer companies. Their lawnmower beer is absolutly amazing. I have not had this one though. Saint Arnold describes it as a blend of our Christmas Ale and Elissa IPA with some spices added. The result is a pleasantly hoppy strong dark ale with spices. The genesis of this beer came from our customers on tours asking to blend the two beers with somebody coming up with the name Sailing Santa. We have now added spices to the beer, changing the mix slightly from year to year, to add to the holiday experience of enjoying a pint. We actually brew a batch of Christmas Ale, then a batch of Elissa IPA and blend them in the fermenter. We add the spices at the end of fermentation.

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    San Antonio Spurs

    Freetail Brewing Co’s Born to Be Mild

    You have to give credit to the NBA champion Spurs. Seriously I have been saying this team is old for years now, but they still find a way to compete every year. This beer was tough to find info about. This is all their website had to describe it, It's not dead! Dark Mild. A true session ale. Seriously, that was the entire description.

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    Memphis Grizzlies

    Wiseacre Brewing’s Quaddle Duck

    A team I know far too much about. My old roommate in college was a Memphis Grizzlies fan so when this game took place, lets just say a lot of yelling and trash talking took place. This was another beer it was tough to find anything on. They say its on tap and that's what they can tell me. Thanks for that info guys, what the hell does it taste like?

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    New Orleans Pelicans

    NOLA Brewing’s Hopitoulas

    Finally the forgotten team in the Southwest, the Pelicans. It still feels weird calling them the Pelicans, sorry that's a dumb team name. Almost as dumb a name as their beer that got picked, Hopitoulas, uhm OK. They describe it as a West Coast style India Pale Ale that combines six malts and six hops with additional dry hopping for three weeks. It takes about a month and a half to make each batch and we think it is worth the wait.  Hints of pine and citrus with a powerful, yet balanced hoppy flavor, Hopitoulas packs a punch that you won’t forget.  Available on draft and in 16 ounce cans.

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