Big Sky Brewery Moose Drool (American Brown Ale)

Montana might not have a pro football team to call their own, but if the NFL ever comes knocking they'll have the perfect tailgate beer ready to go with Big Sky Brewing Company's superb Moose Drool. If ever a beer cried out to be paired with a sizzling steak, burger, or sausage, it's Moose Drool. The browning that happens on the surface of the meat as it cooks on the grill top is known as a maillard reaction and the same kind of reaction happens when grain is kilned to darker colors for inclusion in dark beers like this fantastic American Brown Ale. When you match those two flavors, the synergy is magical.

Moose Drool is available in tailgate convenient cans and is widely distributed west of the Mississippi.