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Pride Pub: Orlando City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

When you play the Game of Soccer, you win, lose or draw. The Pub is here to ensure you are the King of your tailgate or watch party as House Orlando takes on House Vancouver.

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Orlando City SC Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Note: We at The Mane Land believe in the responsible consumption of alcohol. If, as an adult of legal drinking age, you decide to drink alcohol, we urge you to please ensure you do so in a safe manner, and never drink and drive.

It’s Rivalry Week! And there is no bigger “rivalry” than that between the Lions of House Orlando and the Whitecaps of House Vancouver. The storied Song of Ice and Fire that is played in front of The Wall. Why are we able to prepare you for this epic battle?

Just a reminder on how this works: we choose a craft beer from the country/state/city of our opponent and we include an appropriate recipe to go along with it. Of course, we also choose a Florida craft beer to complement our other recipe and to represent our Orlando City Lions here in the beautiful Sunshine State.

From Canada: Molson Ice, Molson Coors.

I know that Molson is a big brewery, and not exactly what one would consider a craft beer, but we’re going for a theme here, so lighten up.

According to the brewery:

"Molson Ice is an award-winning brew, slowly fermented with Molson's prize lager yeast and is then ice-filtered just before being bottled."

Pictured: Naturally “Ice-filtered”

Pair with: Chicken Littlefingers. Do not be deceived. These are not your typical chicken bites, but worthy for royal consumption.

Dave’s Recommendations: Ramsay Bolton’s Crispy Potato Skins. These tater-tot potato skins are legitimate, and too good for your hounds. Keep them for yourself.

From Florida: Fire in the Hole Red Ale, Funky Buddha Brewery

Funky Buddha has been brewing excellent beers since 2007. Though they’ve been bought by big beer conglomerate Constellation Brands, it shouldn’t have affected their processes yet, so enjoy while you can.

According to the brewery:

"Pull the pin, count to four, and get ready to feel an explosion of sweet raspberry and spicy habanero flavor. No need to worry about collateral damage or capsaicin shrapnel since this red ale has just enough malt body to strike a balance between fruity, sweet, and spicy. Making it the jam to your jelly, baby.”

Pair with: Flamin' Hot Targaryen Charred Lamb. While it isn’t dragon-fired lamb (after all, we don’t all have legendary beasts to cook our food), it is still very tasty. Plus it pairs well with the red ale.

Dave’s Recommendations: Roasted Potatoes, Radishes, and Fennel. The radishes provide a bit of bite to the roasted flavor of the potatoes.

Thus ends this edition of Pride Pub. Please send us your regards concerning which pairing you decided on for your dragon tailgate or Night’s Watch party. Thanks for your patronage and go City!