Which American Craft Beer Is Your Premier League Team?

For the American soccer fan, selecting your favorite English Premier League team to follow can be a tricky bit. Do you jump on the bandwagon of one the top clubs? Do you pick an underdog, knowing full well that your team may never win a title? Even if you already have a fav, tracking all 20 teams in the table can be a lot to manage.

Sometimes word association can be helpful in remembering things, especially Premier League teams. Just ask Ted Lasso. So to help you out, let’s have a look at what your favorite EPL team would be if it were an American craft beer.

(If you really want to get into the spirit, feel free to drink you team’s beer while watching your favorite team on weekend mornings)

Manchester City –
Ballast Point Sculpin

A quaint west coast brew that has turned into the 600 lb. gorilla in the room thanks to a buyout from Constellation Brands. A quaint working-town side that has turned into the 600 lb. gorilla in the room thanks to a buyout from a royal Sheikh.
Arsenal – Lagunitas
Lil’ Sumpin Sumpin


Liverpool – Stone IPA


Chelsea – 
Goose Island 312

Was a nice regional beer until they sold out to AB/InBev. As one of first of the craft beer sellouts, they ushered in a wave of top breweries being bought up by already rich dudes. Sound familiar? Now you cannot enter an airport bar in America without seeing that goose tap handle. Similar to Chelsea jerseys.
Tottenham –
Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing

When a trend rolls through these people jump on board. They heard people talking about EPL and wanted to get involved. Tottenham is probably the team they picked to cheer for.  Just like hazy IPAs are another trend they cannot pass up.
Manchester United – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Started the whole thing. Was probably the first European club you heard about in the States and was probably the first craft beer you enjoyed
Bournemouth –
Bell’s Two Hearted

Team info
Leicester –
Founders All Day IPA

You like this beer. Everyone likes this beer. It may not be your ultimate favorite or your first go-to, but you’re happy it’s there. Same goes for Leicester. After their 2015-16 title run, we all have a little piece of our heart for the Foxes.

West Ham – Sam Adams Boston Lager

A hard-working club that is always around. The beer is decent, the club is decent, but there are probably better options. Another ubiquitous offering at airport bars.

Watford – Moosedrool

A perfectly fine beer to drink, but why?
Crystal Palace –
Sweetwater 420

Team info
Burnley –
Boulevard Wheat

Team info
Newcastle – Brooklyn Lager

Been around for a long time – Premier League and craft beer scene originals. Have a large following and historical importance. Not the most relevant right now, though.
Fulham – Axis IPA

It’s just not very good.
See also: Fulham

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