Here at Give’r we understand that pairing the right beverage with the right Neck Coozie is a complex task involving an intricate understanding of colorology, flavor profiles and alcohol by volume content. To help you wade through the subtleties – often more of an art than a science – we’ve created a beverage-Neck Coozie (also spelled koozie) pairing guide.
You can refer to this cheat sheet any time you’re tormented by how best to quench your thirst given the Neck Coozies available to you.
Before we dive into our pairing recommendations, let’s cover some basic pairing rules:
- Identify the basic tastes in a drink (sweet, acidic, light, bold, etc.)
- Assess the intensity of those flavors to find a Neck Coozie that falls within the same spectrum
- Consider the emotions your Neck Coozie evokes
With these principles serving as the foundation, let’s examine how they apply in our pairing guide.
Shamrock Green Neck Coozie – Guinness
Guinness is an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James's Gate brewery in the capital city of Dublin, Ireland. It has a full-bodied flavor and is often associated with St. Patrick’s Day. We pair Guinness with the Shamrock Green Neck Coozie because a bold brew deserves a bold color. Plus it offers the added bonus of pinch protection.
Red, White and Blue Neck Coozie – Budweiser
Old Glory’s colors, July heat and Budweiser go together like Calvin and Hobbes. Whether you’re hanging out on the greens watching fireworks or drift boating your way down stream, don’t forget to pack a cooler full of Budweiser and an ample assortment of Red, White and Blue Neck Coozies.
Charcoal Dark Gray Neck Coozie – Roadhouse Brewing Co. Family Vacation Blonde Ale
The Charcoal Neck Coozie enhances the Wyoming grit at the heart of Roadhouse brews – think bonfires, pick-up trucks and grizzly bears. When a Roadhouse brew is paired with the Charcoal Neck Coozie, it serves as a reminder that giving it all you’ve got doesn’t have to be a flashy ordeal.
Ocean Blue Neck Coozie – Montucky Cold Snack
Inside the iconic blue Montucky Cold Snack can you’ll find a light, refreshing beer and a commitment to giving back. Montucky donates 8% of its profits to its surrounding community. This Montana brew pairs with the Ocean Blue Neck Coozie to an uncanny degree – both in color and spirit. It blends the carefree feeling of sand between your toes with a commitment to engaging with life’s challenges.
Hugh Bette Pro Tip: When it doubt, reach for the 16 ounce can.
Wyoming Brown and Gold Neck Coozie – Dust Cutter Huckleberry Lemonade
The Dust Cutter’s sour bite from lemons combined with its sweet hints of huckleberry almost transports you to a place where horses gallop freely and leather chaps hang from a rusty nail. There, in that wide open dream land, you, the rider, hold your horse’s reigns assuredly, knowing your non-alcoholic drink is secured comfortably in the Wyoming Neck Coozie.
Snow Camo White and Black Neck Coozie – Snake River Brewery Snow King Pale Ale
Snake River Brewery’s Snow King Pale Ale is an American/English hybrid that pairs beautifully with the Snow Camo Neck Coozie. Snow King Mountain is Wyoming's first ski area founded more than 75 years ago by Neil Rafferty. Generations of Jackson Hole skiers have cut their teeth on the King – and then taken off the sting with pale ale.