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Reuters has a piece about beers to drink during the Super Bowl, and here’s how it breaks out:

• Ale is like red wine, and is better with “bigger, more flavorful dishes.”

• Lager goes better with lighter fare.

• “Lighter lagers (work well) to quench the fire from hot chicken wings, though the malt in ale has a sweetness that also works well with spicy foods.”

• “The hoppiness of ... ales really stands up very well with the spice from say bratwurst or chicken wings.”
KC's View:
For us, it will be the traditional Super Bowl meal of red beans and rice, with corn bread ... accompanied, at least in my case, by either a Sam Adams Red Ale or maybe a Whale’s Tale Pale Ale from Nantucket’s Cisco Brewery.