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Bottoms Up! What are you drinking for Mizzou vs. Troy?

Rock M’s masthead and commentariat offer up their drankin’ picks for Mizzou vs. Troy.

Oktoberfest 2019 Photo by Felix Hörhager/picture alliance via Getty Images

Karen Steger, Madam Editor

I’ll actually be at the game this week, so I’m hoping to locate the Logboat vendor to snag a Snapper— its higher alcohol content will hold me over and keep the tailgating buzz going. At the West Virginia game, I didn’t locate the Boulevard vendor until halftime, so I had to settle for a Bud Light (yech). Now that I kinda know the lay of the land, perhaps I’ll have a bit better luck? Maybe they’ll have put out some signage on the concourse?

After the game, I’ll probably flit around town and check out various spots since Ryan (AKA The Batman) is in town, but at some point, I’m going to channel my inner Sam Snelling, cocktail enthusiast, and head over to DogMaster Distillery to have some delicious, liquor-forward concoction. Hoping for something Fall-inspired.

Ryan Faller (Batman), Coerced Participant

Gonna hit up Quinton’s for sure while in town. Wait, never mind, it was bulldozed to make way for a student high-rise called The Entitlement; I hear rent’s only $800+ per person, so that’s good.

Where to turn now? Logboat? DogMaster? Both seem like fine choices. I’m not really sure what I’ll do with myself once inside Faurot. It almost seems wrong to be able to get a liquid that’s not soda, water, or hot chocolate, but I’m sure I’ll adjust quickly, especially if the first one is on Karen...

ZWal93, Honorary German

The Trojans of Troy will lay siege to the gates of Faurot Field today and of course will be let in because how else are we going to play this football game? Overlooking Group of Five Conference schools is something Mizzou fans shouldn’t be doing this year of all years, but I’m going to do it anyways. Mizzou should roll in this one so let’s pick a beer you can relax and enjoy. It is officially fall, even if the weather has not been made aware of that yet down here in the Lone Star State, so this week I’m going to recommend a crisp Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier from Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München. Or if you’re less of a pretentious millennial than I am, any Oktoberfest style beer you can find at your local alcohol supplier will do.

MIZ_DBH, Johnny Apple-Picker

Cider barrel on a wooden cart, Somerset

We’re into October now, and if you’re like me, that means you’ve been dragged along on at least one apple picking expedition. Now, apple picking is one of the less exciting ways one can spend an afternoon, but one positive is that it can provide one critical ingredient for the best college football mixed drink in existence: spiked apple cider.

The recipe can be as simple as you want it to be: you buy a half gallon of the way-too-expensive, but also really good apple cider they sell at such places, and then you buy Captain Morgan spiced rum. Now, I’m told you can garnish the glass with cinnamon, or buy actual good rum instead of Captain Morgan, and you can even heat it up, but you don’t need to, and I won’t be doing any of those things. You just need apple cider and passable rum in about a 2:1 ratio, give or take, and unless Mizzou starts losing to Troy, you’ll enjoy your Saturday afternoon.

AlaTiger, The uh... Alabama Tiger?

Since Mizzou is playing a team from Alabama, an Alabama beer seems appropriate. Perhaps the best known Alabama brewery is Good People, but I’ve never been a big fan of their offerings. Avondale Brewing offers the delicious Vanillaphant Porter, but I’m just not feeling it with this ridiculous heat. So I think I will partake of one of the best named beers anywhere, Truck Stop Honey from Back Forty Brewing. It’s an English brown ale that’s not too sweet despite being brewed with Alabama wildflower honey. It’s very drinkable and at 6.0% ABV, you can enjoy several over the course of a game without hurting yourself.

RunMizzou11, The Scholar

In my pursuit of finishing my degree with Mizzou Online, I took a course that focused on Greek and Roman epics. The first epic we read was The Illiad, the tale of the Trojan War. In the epic, the Greeks have the clear numbers advantage but struggle with the Trojans due to the defenses of Troy (and some divine intervention). The war meets its famous conclusion when the Trojans accept a “gift” from the Greeks in the form of a giant wooden horse, not knowing it was filled with Greek solders (Fun fact: The Trojan Horse isn’t in The Illiad at all). In Saturday’s game against the other Trojans of Troy, it is my hope Mizzou skips the whole defensive struggle part and gets straight to the sacking the city thing (in this case, the Troy QB). That’s why I’m drinking a Trojan Horse American Black Ale from Caledonian Brewing Co.

How about you? What are you drinking this week?