As football approaches it is time for some beers with solid character and lower alcohol. The good stuff happens in the 4th quarter, so it is a good idea to make it to the final whistle. Then you can have a (bourbon) whiskey to celebrate victory, or drown defeat. I am hedging toward making a pair of California Common based beers. One light and bright, the other black, just so I can cover my bases between euphoria and desperation.