Hoops & Hops | NBA Team Beer Pairings
The tip-off to the NBA season is upon us. Grab a local craft beer to bring down the house and cheer on your favorite team! We’ve combined our love for the great game of basketball with our love for local craft beers. We hope you enjoy these NBA-inspired beer pairings. The Larry O’Brien Championship trophy currently resides with the Cavaliers in Cleveland, Ohio this season. Will your team take it from them?
Atlanta Hawks | Hoplanta American IPA from Red Brick Brewing
Boston Celtics | Green American IPA from Tree House Brewing
Charlotte Hornets | Contention Belgian IPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
Chicago Bulls | Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Coffee IPA from The Tribes Alehouse & Beer Co.
Cleveland Cavaliers | King Gose Home Barrel Aged Imperial Gose from Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
Dallas Mavericks | Donut Dunker American Porter from Cobra Brewing
Denver Nuggets | Out of Bounds American Stout from Avery Brewing
Detroit Pistons | Hopslam Ale Double IPA from Bell’s Brewery
Golden State Warriors | Golden Gate Gose Gose from Alamanac Beer Co.
Houston Rockets | Rocket Fuel Vietnamese Coffee Porter from 8th Wonder Brewery
Indiana Pacers | Baller Stout Russian Imperial Stout from 3 Floyds Brewing
LA Clippers | Hop Head Red Double Red IPA from Green Flash Brewing
LA Lakers | Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point
Memphis Grizzlies | Baller Brown Ale from High Cotton Brewing
Miami Heat | 99 Problems But A Hop Ain’t One Double IPA from Tequesta Brewing
Milwaukee Bucks | Big Buck Brown Ale from Black Husky Brewing
Minnesota Timberwolves | Size 11 Winter Seasonal from Steel Toe Brewing
Brooklyn Nets | Brooklyn Blast! American Double IPA from Brooklyn Brewery
New Orleans Pelicans | Dr. Hoptagon American Black Ale from Parish Brewing Co.
New York Knicks | Amazeballs American Pale Ale from Peekskill Brewery
Oklahoma City Thunder | OK-Sí American Imperial Stout from Prairie Artisan Ales
Orlando Magic | Hop Gun IPA from Funky Buddha Brewing
Philadelphia Sixers | HopHands America Pale Ale from Tired Hands Brewing
Phoenix Suns | Trooper American IPA from Sun Up Brewing
Portland Trail Blazers | Hop Venom American Double IPA from Boneyard Brewing
Sacramento Kings | Hopsauce Double IPA from Rubicon Brewing
San Antonio Spurs | Dreamcrusher Double IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing
Toronto Raptors | Apocalypse Later Imperial Black IPA from Great Lakes Brewery
Utah Jazz | Hop Nosh IPA from Unita Brewing
Washington Wizards | Washington’s Porter American Porter from AleWerks Brewing
Josh Ritenour contributed to this article.