Even though baseball isn’t happening and we’re unable to host a tailgate party in the parking lots of Miller Park, that doesn’t mean we can’t have our own parties at our houses! Here’s a couple of things you’re going to need in order to have the best Brewers tailgating party this summer.
1. Brewers baseball, of course!
Thanks to Brewers baseball and Fox Sports Wisconsin, we’ve been able to reminisce on some good ol’ times with a plethora of games that will forever be remembered in Brewers history.
We’re still unable to experience some actual live Brewers baseball due to the pandemic and other disputes going on within MLB, but with the replays on both television and the radio, there’s plenty to use when hosting your own tailgating party in your own backyard or driveway!
Crank on the radio and listen to Ueck call some games from last year like when Christian Yelich hit for the cycle twice, or even in 2018 when they won Game 163, or even go back as far as 1982 when the Brewers went to the World Series! You’re sure to have something to listen to or watch when you’re tailgating from home.
2. Can’t forget bags!
Whether you call it bags or you call it cornhole, you know it’s not a tailgate without a good ol’ game of bags going on. Crank out the boards and bags and start tossing away with a cold beer in one hand and a bag in the other.
Are you really from the Midwest hosting a tailgate if you don’t have bags in your yard/driveway ready to go for whoever wants to play? Your party would simply be boring without it! If you’re not a fan of cornhole, ladder golf is always a great option too!
3. Grab the grill!
The smell of burgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill is really what makes me happy about tailgating. Make sure you got enough charcoal to keep that grill going! Or if you have a gas grill, that’s cool too, you have to keep your guests full of food! Make sure you got burgers, brats, hot dogs, chicken, steak, barbecue, even some vegetarian and vegan options. The quickest way to a person’s heart is making them happy with food in their stomach.
4. Live the High Life
In Wisconsin, we’re known for a couple things: Cheese, milk, the Green Bay Packers, and…beer. We brew some of the best beers in the country here in our dairy state, and it’s not a party unless someone is cracking a cold Miller High Life or a nice Summer Shandy from Leinenkugels. Your friend has a water in their hand? Switch that out with a can of Miller! Could be 64, Lite, Genuine Draft, High Life, the list goes on! Even a Spotted Cow would do the trick!
5. Fun Side Dishes!
You have your hot dogs, brats, burgers, etc., but you always want to make sure you have another star of the show with you: Side dishes and treats! Deviled eggs make a great tailgating option, quick to make and the perfect finger food. Cupcakes always are great too, especially the mini ones.
6. Brewers Decor!
You can’t have a Brewers tailgating party without being decked out in Brewers apparel! Make sure the space you’re hosting the party at is filled with nice little options of decor. Signs, lights, colors, and grab your Yelich jersey and wear it proudly.
7. Can’t Forget the Tunes!
Music really sets the tone for your party and you want to make sure guests stick around and don’t get bored! Make sure you bring your bluetooth speaker to help get the guests amped up and excited to party. The neighbors should be able to come outside and wonder who’s playing the awesome tunes. I even made a Spotify playlist with some nice tailgating songs to jam out to!
It sucks that we don’t have any current baseball to tailgate with, but, we have to make the best of it, right? Hopefully this little guide will help you this summer with hosting the best parties!