Hosting The Big Game with Athletic’s Non-Alcoholic Beer

by Athletic Blog / Jan 26, 2024
Hosting The Big Game with Athletic’s Non-Alcoholic Beer



Hosting The Big Game? That’s a Good Call



The time has come again to watch two of football's best teams battle it out at the biggest game of the year. Whether your team is in it or not, the big game is always a great excuse to host a party for your friends. We know -  while hosting can be a ton of fun, it’s not always easy. 

Between planning, prepping, navigating restrictions, and your guests rooting for different teams, it can be a bit stressful… But what if we told you we have a few tricks up our sleeves that could help you ace hosting the big game without the headaches? It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. The secret lies with Athletic.


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We’re opening up about our top 3 hosting tips for the big game that will make your party such a hit - you’re gonna be dancing like you’re in the end zone.



New Big Game Tradition: Mixing Up The Selection






When it comes to hosting, of course, you’re going to want to have the fan favorites that you pull out every year. But don’t just stick to old reliable. What if you started a new big game tradition of mixing up the selection with fun options that will get everyone trying something new? That sounds like a great call to us. 

The good news is that with Athletic, you can score big by getting to customize your own variety pack full of brews that you know your friends are gonna love tasting throughout the night. Instead of ordering just one or two of the same type of NA beer, ordering a variety pack gives you the flexibility to try all kinds within one order. 

From the light, clean, and crisp Athletic Lite to the ultimate sessionable IPA, Run Wild, Athletic Brewing has a non-alcoholic beer for everyone’s tastes. You can even order some limited-time only brews right from our website. As they say - variety is the spice of life. That’s something we can get on board with.

And if you’re scrambling to get everything together at the last minute - it doesn’t mean you’re gonna fumble and be out of luck on snagging Athletic brews to share. You can order rush delivery from Instacart, Drizly, or GoPuff and have it come straight to your door. If you’re out and about anyway - Use our store finder to find the nearest retailer and grab a few 6-packs to share. It’s a guaranteed win, no matter how you play it. 



The Big Game Requires Amazing Food.



When game time comes, you’ll want to have apps ready for people to enjoy. After all, big game celebrations are more than just about football. It’s about the funny commercials, the halftime show, tasty food, and great company, too!  Here are a few fun and delicious apps that you can try for game day. (psst. while all of these go great with our non-alcoholic beer, some of them even feature it!)

Party Pizza -  Pizza is a party classic.  Instead of ordering in - which is sure to take way longer than usual - make your own for a nice app to pass around. Try this recipe out with one of our flagship brews - Run Wild.

Loaded Veggie Black Bean Burgers - Talk about yum! This recipe is so tasty and perfect for game time. You can easily adapt the recipe to turn them into little sliders. It’s the perfect bite we know you’re going to love.

All Out Brownies - Who doesn’t love a little dessert? Especially when it’s in the form of rich and fudgy brownies - you can count us in. Your guests will love this to finish off the night, and even better - it’s made with gluten-free flour.

Suppose you forgot to order one of these brews for the recipe - don’t sweat it. You can use our store finder to see where you can pick up Athletic brews right near you.




Got Work on Monday? Try Mindful Drinking.




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One of the worst feelings is heading to work on Monday after big game celebrations the night before left you with a nasty hangover. But don’t let the past years of bad morning-afters keep you from enjoying the party.

Have options available to drink that allows you and your guests to try mindful drinking with Athletic Brewing. And no, that doesn’t mean you have to quit drinking full-strength beer throughout the night. Mindful drinking just means keeping an eye out for how much alcohol you drink so you can stay away from those awful morning afters. Making that great call on Sunday will make for an even better Monday.

Plus, when you drink our brews, you’ll still get all of that great taste without fear of a hangover. Not sure which NA beer might be right for you? Try taking our NA beer quiz that’ll point you in the right direction. 


BONUS - You don’t need to worry about guests overstaying their welcome after the big game. 






Every party that gets a little too out of hand tends to have at least one guest who overstays their welcome and maybe has a little too much alcohol in their system. And you don’t need to be wearing stripes to know that behavior is a party foul. 

When Athletic brews are the main drink of choice at the party, you don’t have to worry. In fact, Athletic brews are fit for the pre-game, pacer, and after-party. Plus, it’s even better knowing you’re going to enjoy the great taste you love without having to worry about a hangover for work the next day. 

When the party comes to an end, you can rest easy knowing that your guests had a great time and won’t have to worry about fumbling out the door. 

For more tips and tricks like these - check out our social media pages @athleticbrewing or our podcast Without Compromise.