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Beer at your local sporting arena/stadium

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

  1. RaulMondesi

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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.
     
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    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
    Hoegarten
    Stella
    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.


    Cans/botles

    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


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  6. socon67

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    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).
     
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    Yankee stadium has brooklyn lager and iirc I got a SNPA their last year
     
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    ANGEL STADIUM:

    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

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    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.
     
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    Surly Bandwagon at every Twins game.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    Ours are alcohol free unfortunately. You have to get drunk before and after the game.
     
  14. j47paco

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    They also have Hangar 24 Orange Wheat and Amarillo Pale Ale.
     
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    Tiger's Stadium sells Two Hearted and that's good enough for me.
     
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    Found some rare vos at MSG. Not much else that I saw, but this is certainly better then options usually available.
     
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    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

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    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
    Leinenkugel
    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

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    Don't forget about Firestone DBA as well.
     
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    At Busch Stadium:

    Urban Chestnut
    Schlafly
    AB/Inbev including Goose Island, Shock Top, and the usual others
     
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    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.
     
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    they also have firestone dba.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    They sold FW DBA last season.
     
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    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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    we were there about 5 hours early. got a good seat at the bar-- headed over to staples for face off
     
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    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.
     
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    I went to Comerica and ended up with Leinenkugels where my web search told me there should be Atwaters.
     
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    Wrigley has $7.50 Old Style (and $7.50 Beck's). Miller Park (Milwaukee) has some good local brews.
     
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    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.
     
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    Covelesky Stadium in South Bend, IN (Silverhawks) had run of the mill BMC, but I didn't get there last summer. (Oh, and Leinenkugels).
     
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    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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    Wait what? Wasn't it more like cut off/lost privileges?
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
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    Is your avatar Larry Lalonde?! I love that guitar playing bastard
     
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