Some Packers fans think beer is an important part of tailgatingSubmitted: 10/12/2015

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GREEN BAY - A Packers' win can give any fan a reason to celebrate.

But, even before the game begins at Lambeau Field, you can see fans showing their green and gold pride.

There are a lot of sights to see at Lambeau Field when the Packers are playing.

You'll see Packers fans. You'll see football players. And, you'll see tailgaters.

"Oh my goodness gracious," said fan Lori Zadradil. "What is there not to love about it? There's the atmosphere, the people, and the gatherings."

While at a tailgate party, some people choose to pass the football. Some people choose to flip burgers on the grill. And, some people will crack open a beer.

"It's my brand. I don't know. It's Milwaukee brewed. It's just Miller Lite," said Zadradil.

"It's a Packers game. Everyone drinks beer at a Packers game!" said fan Vicky Vanderhoof.

But, when you live in Wisconsin, beer is always on hand.

"We are the beer capital of the world. You need to drink beer at a Packers game," said fan Amy Welsh. "It's cause hard alcohol takes too long to drink."

And, beer is always found in the crowd.

"I do enjoy the libations. But, actually, my friends and family and the atmosphere is more important. If I didn't have that, I would be more than happy with where I am at. But, I'm not going to lie. I like the libations," said Zadradil.

Some fans choose a refreshing drink.

"I am drinking Corona Light because it's light, refreshing, and I like limes in it," said Vicky Vanderhoof.

And, some fans will choose something local.

"I'm drinking Supper Club by Capitol Brewery in Madison," said Welsh.

It's all about supporting The Pack.

"I'm drinking Hinterland Packerland Pilsner because it's green and yellow," said fan Mindy Vanderhoof. "I mean, it's Packers! Go Pack Go!"

Story By: Jeanine Ilacqua

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