Rather than rank teams based on how good they are at basketball, the first three weeks of our Euroleague Power Rankings will be all about the good life. This week, we rank each Euroleague team by beer.
What have you done to have me and a bunch of other journalists insult your intelligence? We all know we don’t want to but power rankings are basically demanded from week 1. Fortunately I’m the boss around here so I’m instituting a policy for our Euroleague power rankings. For week 1, 2, and 3, I’m not going to rank the teams. Let’s give them three games to work out where they stand.
Instead we’re ranking on a different criteria that may help improve your game-day experience. First up, we’re ranking by beer.
1. Brose Baskets Bamberg – Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier
Probably the only time a Bundesliga team will top these rankings for the foreseeable future but damn this beer is awesome. A mild aroma of bacon but the flavour is smoked awesomeness. This alone makes the trip to Bamberg worthwhile.
2. Montepaschi Siena – Bastarda Rossa
Plenty of creativity in this one, elements of smoked meat in the flavour and a somewhat pinkish hue. Yup, that’ll do nicely.
3. Saski Baskonia – Pagoa Orhi
Unsurprisingly one of the most innovative regions in the world for food is making strides on the beer front. Pagoa Orhi is a pilsner with hints of caramel to help punch up its flavour.