What's up Maniacs?
Here is a special edition of Beermania for the UFC on Fuel TV: "Ellenberger vs. Sanchez" mixed martial arts event, which takes place this upcoming Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2012) from the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska.
Normally I would use two beers from the respective states of the two main event contestants; however, there are not too many beers from Nebraska (Jake Ellenberger) or New Mexico (Diego Sanchez) that make it to the rest of the country.
Nonetheless, If your looking for something from those areas, I suggest Nebraska Brewing Hop God, or Chama River Brewing Jackalope IPA. Meanwhile, for this edition of Beermania, I'm keeping it gangster and going with an East Coast vs. West Coast theme.
Check it out:Hailing from Pennsylvania and representing the East Coast we have Victory Brewing Hop Devil IPA:
From the Brewery: Menacingly delicious, with the powerful, aromatic punch of whole flower American hops backed up by rich, German malts. HopDevil Ale offers a roller coaster ride of flavor, coasting to a smooth finish that satisfies fully.
Representing the West Coast and hailing from Oregon we have Rogue Ales Yellow Snow IPA:
From the Brewery: Yellow Snow IPA was originally introduced for the 2000 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.Yellow Snow is Rogue's tribute to winter sports everywhere-downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country, ice hockey, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and even curling. It will be available Nov. 1 in select states where mountains and snow can be found.
Pale golden in color with a hoppy fruity aroma. Big hop flavor up front complemented by medium body and hoppyness mid-pallet. Finishes with a characteristic lingering bitterness.
So that's it for this Special Pregame Edition of Beermania, look for my next installment for UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson" toward the end of February. And, as always, enjoy responsibly, Maniacs.