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Beer at your local sporting arena/stadium

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by RaulMondesi, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. I attend several LA Kings and Dodgers games every year - which means I also drink my fair share of beer at those events. And unfortunately for me, my choice of decent beer is pretty slim.

    At Dodger Stadium the best option I've seen is Sam Adams, while at Staples Center, it is also Sam Adams, but there also is one itty bitty beer stand that serves Sierra Nevada (along with Modelo on draft - of all things).

    So, my fellow BAer's, what do you usually get at your local sporting events?
  2. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Advocate (545) Florida Jul 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Hey, that's a much better selection than they have at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. All you can get there is Bud, Bud Light, Coors, Miller Lite, Heineken, Corona, Presidente and I think Modelo. $8 for Domestic, $9 for import regular size, $11 for tall boy import such as Heineken. It's pretty pathetic. The new Marlins stadium is the same, which is really pathetic. They built a brand-new, $600M+ baseball park and don't have any craft beer for sale. They put in all kinds of new gourmet food vendors, a huge selection of different ethnic foods, etc but you can't get a decent beer. I'm hoping this is going to change in the near future. Oh, and where the Miami Heat play and Florida Panthers play, it's the same depressing situation.
  3. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    There is an abundance of Victory beer at Citi Bank Park in Philly where the Phillies play. And there's also a newly erected 'Xfinity Live' building in the sports complex (the Lincoln, where the Eagles play, CBP and the Wachovia Spectrum, home to the Flyers and 76ers, are all in the same complex), and there's tons of crafts available there. I'm lucky to live in such a craft beer-centric city.
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  4. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Savant (440) Illinois May 29, 2012

    Ever since BMC bought Goose Island they've been selling that at the United Center in Chicago by me (312, Honker's, Green Line). Not a huge craft offering... but they're decent sized draft pours and for $9, I'll take any of those over an $8 Bud Light any day.
  5. Citizens babk park has good beer choices, bottles and draft. Off the top of my head last year, sure I will miss a bunch

    Victory Prima pils
    Hop Devil
    Yards brawler and pale ale
    Sly fox
    Philadelphia brewing Kenzinger and Walt Wit
    Prism Shady lady
    SN Pale ale
    Yuengling Lager
    Shock top

    A few other locals and not so locals.

    I drank a ton of the Prism Shady Lady last year. Seems to be the pours are about 13/14 oz. Used to be a 16 and a 20 about 5 years ago. Prices go up .25/.50 cents a year as well. Should be around $8 this year. I started to drink a few on the way in last year.


    60 minute
    typical BMC....not sure if I have ever seen coors though
    Anchor Steam
    Lots of other bottles I cant remember.

    Opening day is coming soon.

    Go PHILS

  6. socon67

    socon67 Champion (825) New York Jun 18, 2010

    In NYC we have one stand at Yankee Stadium (right field) that has a few decent option like Goose Island, Harpoon, and others. Citi Field has a similar deal in the outfield. Having been to many of the baseball parks Philadelphia has an incredible amount as a few have posted. Other cool locations include the Washington Nationals (DFH and Heavy Seas), Miller Park (New Glarus and Bells), and Comerica (Bells & Atwater).
  7. Yankee stadium has brooklyn lager and iirc I got a SNPA their last year
  8. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Savant (395) California Aug 2, 2012 Beer Trader


    Fat Tire, Guiness, New Castle. They are also now serving Bootleggers Hef and Palomino. Get's me through the game.
    Wish they would tap Bruery beer :(
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  9. Davihaw

    Davihaw Savant (375) Illinois Jun 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    I went to a concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indy (Pacers play there) a couple of months ago and they had a small stand set up for Sun King which offered Osiris Pale Ale, Sunlight Cream Ale and Wee Mac Scottish Brown. I think they were about $9 for a 16oz can. Much better than $8 for 16oz of Bud Light.
  10. Surly Bandwagon at every Twins game.
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  11. OffallyGood

    OffallyGood Disciple (70) District of Columbia Jan 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    Oriole's Park has the old staple - Natty Boh. But craft beer wise, they have a Flying Dog stand, which this summer had a cask series. Something like Friday night games had a different Flying Dog beer on cask. They also opened a brew pub at the park - Dempsey's Brew Pub. Haven't tried their stuff yet.

    Was at Citizen's Bank Park this summer, and swore I saw Back In Black at the centerfield beer stand. Plus the aforementioned beers. Very nice selection.
  12. Pretty sure Giants stadium has a few at least one sixpoint offering. I've also gotten sixpoint at citi field. The best I've seen is Goose Island's IPA at Yankee stadium. And iirc the prudential center doesnt have anything much better than like hooegarden.
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  13. Ours are alcohol free unfortunately. You have to get drunk before and after the game.
  14. j47paco

    j47paco Savant (410) California Dec 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    They also have Hangar 24 Orange Wheat and Amarillo Pale Ale.
  15. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Tiger's Stadium sells Two Hearted and that's good enough for me.
  16. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Advocate (540) New Jersey Jan 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    Found some rare vos at MSG. Not much else that I saw, but this is certainly better then options usually available.
  17. Reinbeck11

    Reinbeck11 Savant (465) Iowa Aug 15, 2012

    Kansas City Royals has a couple of offerings from Boulevard.

    Iowa Cubs in Des Moines I get BlackSmiths. Not craft but better than some options.

    I general I've found minor league ballparks a better for than the majors. I know Jacksonville Suns? had several non-BMC options as well.
  18. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Here's a partial list of beers that have been served at Safeco Field in Seattle:
    Alaskan Amber
    Alaskan Pale
    Alaskan Summer Ale
    Big Sky Moose Drool
    Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    Bridgeport IPA
    Deschutes Mirror Pond
    Diamond Knot ESB
    Diamond Knot IPA
    Dick’s Brewing, Dick Danger Ale
    Elysian Brewing
    Firestone Walker Brewing
    Fremont Interurban IPA
    Fremont Universal Pale
    Full Sail Amber
    Harmon ESB
    Harmon Point Defiance IPA
    Iron Horse Irish Death
    Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
    Lazy Boy IPA
    Lazy Boy Pilsner
    Mac & Jacks African Amber
    Manny’s Pale Ale
    New Belgian Fat Tire
    Ninkasi Brewing
    Pyramid Hefeweizen
    Pyramid Thunderhead IPA
    Pyramid Haywire
    Pyramid Curve Ball
    Redhook Big Ballard Ale
    Redhook ESB
    Redhook IPA
    Redhook Pilsner
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Sierra Nevada Summer
    Skagit Scullers IPA
    Snoqualmie Falls Amber
    Widmer Drop Top

    The Power Alley Long Bar has "specialty beer with 16 micro brews on tap and a selection of domestic and imported bottled beers."

    I wasn't able to find much information about what's available at the Seahawks/Sounders CenturyLink Field.
  19. ezperkins2

    ezperkins2 Savant (435) California Jan 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Don't forget about Firestone DBA as well.
  20. ezperkins2

    ezperkins2 Savant (435) California Jan 3, 2011 Beer Trader

  21. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (690) Missouri May 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    At Busch Stadium:

    Urban Chestnut
    AB/Inbev including Goose Island, Shock Top, and the usual others
  22. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    I'm going to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday for Thunder vs Nuggets. I know they have Moose Drool on tap, but I'll report back on specifics after the game.
  23. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (665) California Sep 19, 2011

    they also have firestone dba.
  24. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (665) California Sep 19, 2011

    head to yardhouse. order from many taps, drink, repeat as desired. saunter over to staples.

    was drinking Sculpin before game 4 of stanley cup finals
  25. Did you get there at 11 am? I ended up wayyy downtown at the first place I saw that was playing the game and had beer. Sculpin though, a definite favorite.
  26. They sold FW DBA last season.
  27. Yankee stadium has Goose Island IPA, which is more than okay with me. I have no bones about the typical selection of the Sam Adams, Goose Islands, Sierra Nevadas, etc. at these places. I just have a problem paying upwards of $10 for a pint of beer.
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  28. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (665) California Sep 19, 2011

    we were there about 5 hours early. got a good seat at the bar-- headed over to staples for face off
  29. Wish I was there. My brother went to every playoff game, while I only hit one in phx, and game 3 of the STF. I'll be there this Saturday.
  30. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Michigan Jul 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    I saw Radiohead while sipping on a Dirty Bastard at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
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  31. lewdwig

    lewdwig Savant (290) Michigan Jan 6, 2013

    I went to Comerica and ended up with Leinenkugels where my web search told me there should be Atwaters.
  32. lewdwig

    lewdwig Savant (290) Michigan Jan 6, 2013

    Wrigley has $7.50 Old Style (and $7.50 Beck's). Miller Park (Milwaukee) has some good local brews.
  33. trbergman

    trbergman Savant (485) Illinois Nov 17, 2006

    I heard from one of my reps today that the United Center now has Deschutes, too. Makes sense, as it's distributed by the Hawks' owners.
  34. lewdwig

    lewdwig Savant (290) Michigan Jan 6, 2013

    Covelesky Stadium in South Bend, IN (Silverhawks) had run of the mill BMC, but I didn't get there last summer. (Oh, and Leinenkugels).
  35. HKUSPC40

    HKUSPC40 Savant (300) Washington Aug 28, 2012

    I would drink anything that wasn't $10 and still beer... I love me some micros but paying $10 for something like Mirror Pond is bs (Safeco and Centurylink).
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  36. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Savant (345) Texas Aug 16, 2010

    Wait what? Wasn't it more like cut off/lost privileges?
  37. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (300) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    We get St.Arnolds and Karbach at Reliant Stadium here in Houston.The 2 biggest craft breweries and like $1-2 more than a damn Bud light
  38. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (460) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    Milwaukee has Miller Park but they have a terrible selection thank god for Leinie's. Is it irony or coincidence that a stadium onwed by one of the largest brewerys and home to a team called the brewers has probably the worst beer selection?
  39. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (460) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    Is your avatar Larry Lalonde?! I love that guitar playing bastard