Beer at your local sporting arena/stadium

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  1. alelover

    alelover Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Michigan

    i hate this move.. it really makes me sad. i wish they would just dumb a bunch of money into improving the joe. at least give bells or founders a stand at the new arena and ill be happy.:slight_smile:
  2. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Aspirant (271) Jul 12, 2012 Utah
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    The beer at the Joe is the worst! $8 Leinie Reds are the best option.
  3. alelover

    alelover Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Michigan

    yea tell me about it! you would think it would be better.. i usually have my girlfriend drive and just drink beers from home on the way up in a mcdonalds cup. being at the joe is also one of the only times i really get into liquor. its not cheap but something about the joe makes me want to drink vodka and cranberrys all night. lol
  4. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,434) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Staples Center stepped it up (a bit) this year -

    Anchor - Porter, Deschutes - Mirror Pond, Sierra Nevada - Kellerweis, Goose Island - Honkers Ale, Lagunitas - IPA, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Speakeasy - Prohibition, Ballast Point - Amber... $12 for a 12 ounce pour - aì wey!
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    MITCHELLMPLS Disciple (300) Dec 13, 2011 Minnesota
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    I'm Hoping they expand that lineup beyond Hell and bandwagon this year.

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  6. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    Great American Ball Park.
    All BMC Stuff... At least I can still sneak Heady Topper in with me!

    GO REDS!!!!!
  7. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    Bryant-Denny stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL doesn't serve alcohol. But usually I'll sneak a flask of evan williams green precariously between my legs. One time it spilled and it looked like I pissed myself. College...
  8. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Damn that's a pretty bad ass setup for a sports venue
  9. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (674) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    That's an insane price. Beer at CBP should be about $8 /14oz this year. Victory, yards, SNPA, and many others

  10. screamking

    screamking Devotee (470) Jan 20, 2013 Ohio
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    I think we got some Morelein and yuengling stuff, at least I know we do at Paul Brown.
  11. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    It's funny... But when we blew the playoffs I was getting hammered on OTR ale. I completely forgot about Morelein being there! Yuengling is forgettable..
  12. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,434) Dec 11, 2006 California
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    Welcome to LA. After my first beer, I just went back to my original go to - a 24 ounce Boston Lager at $11.50

    Now here's to hoping that Dodger Stadium steps up their game with new ownership. Yep!
  13. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    That beer is phenomenal, and was the highlight of Target Field for me last year. That and getting served by Wally The Beer Man at a nearby establishment which name escapes me.
  14. phooky

    phooky Aspirant (214) Jan 23, 2010 New York

    I started a thread on good beer in MSG a few weeks ago-
    long story short, I found great selections!
    Bronx Pale Ale was everywhere, a couple concessions had 90 Minute bottles, and GI IPA, Rare Vos, and Sixpoit Sweet Action and Bengali Tiger was abound
  15. bilboTbaggins

    bilboTbaggins Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    Agreed, After seeing what other stadiums offer, i was blown away. Miller Park has absolutely no good choices. Wisconsin has good beer to offer too. To bad its Miller Park, expensive mgd anyone?
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  16. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Zealot (557) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    I'll pay $12 per beer if they start carrying craft beer at any of the ballparks in Miami. Paying $9 for a 12 oz Bud/Miller/Presidente or $11 for a tallboy Heineken is much worse. That's the situation now.
  17. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (419) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    That would be Sneeky Pete's. I believe that's were he's at now after he got 86ed from Target for not carding.
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  18. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    Yes it was Sneeky Pete's. Thank you :slight_smile:
  19. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,185) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    While the prices are a complete joke, Coors Field has pretty good beer options ranging from the Sandlot and AC Golden to items from Odell, New Belgium, Breckenridge, etc. and some common imports.
  20. bnuno

    bnuno Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2011 California
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    In my neck of the woods the biggest sporting venue is the Save Mart Center where I have season tickets to Fresno State basketball, and also attend a lot of other concerts, etc there. The only craft offering they had was Fat Tire (with an occasional SNPA), until all those taps where suddenly replaced by Leinenkugels Lemon Berry Shandy (MillerCoors advertises hard there, is that a coincidence?). So i emailed the company that runs the concessions there and trying my hardest not to be a snob, very politely told him i was disappointed with the selection being that they only had american lite lagers and my only craft choice, Fat Tire was replaced. They responded saying they were sorry and they like to "play around with the different beers." So i responded perhaps an IPA would be a good to try since that is a very popular style right now. a couple of days later when i attend a game they had Torpedo on tap. You welcome Fresno.
  21. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Boston Garden is pretty miserable. In addition to having the 3rd highest prices in the country, the selection is shit. I haven't been there in a year or so, but the last time I was there it was all BMC, Sam Adams, and Harpoon...and premixed draft margaritas:grimacing:
  22. Crawfish61

    Crawfish61 Initiate (156) Feb 1, 2013 Louisiana

    The University of Louisana at Lafayette is probably the only university to have beer at football, basketball, baseball and softball games. The selection at the basketball game was local craft brews including Abita, Canebrake, Tin Roof and Teche Brewing Hwy 31 Pale Ale. $7.50 for 24oz. Go Ragin Cajuns.
  23. victory4me

    victory4me Zealot (547) Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    Are those taps located all throughout the venue, or is that at a bar inside the Staples Center?
  24. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,434) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    From what I saw, there is only 1 and on bottom floor. Also, it's not a bar, it's just a basic food station (they serve bratwursts, etc.) I think it's around section 117-118 - but font quote me on that.
  25. SpunkyHopslammer

    SpunkyHopslammer Initiate (63) Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    I was at the"United Center" home of the Chicago Blackhawks and Bulls last week and was surprised to see cans of Half Acre Daisy Cutter I think it was 8.00. Also saw Dechutes Northwest Pale ale and Goose Island Green Line. Last year they had none of these and about the only thing other than BMC was GI 312 or LaBatts.
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  26. ziggyzoggy

    ziggyzoggy Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2013 Ohio

    Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. Not a bad list, all things considered. What are some of the craft offerings at YOUR local ballpark?

    Bell's Oberon
    Great Lakes Wright Pils
    Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
    Hudepohl Amber
    Rivertown Hop Bomber
    Rivertown Helles Lager
    Moerlein OTR
    Moerlein Lager House
    Goose Island Summertime

    Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Founders All Day IPA
    Founders Centennial IPA
    Harpoon IPA
    Madtree PsycHOPathy
    Moerlein Northern Liberties
    5 Rabbit 5 Grass
    Mt. Carmel Amber
    Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
    Southern Tier Live
    Unita Wyld Extra Pale
    Avery White Rascal
    Bell's Oarsman
    Fat Head's Bumbleberry
    New Holland White Hatter
    Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
  27. YieldToNothing

    YieldToNothing Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 New York

    brb moving to cincy

    craft offerings and both NY ballparks happen to blow.
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  28. meanmutt

    meanmutt Meyvn (1,010) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    You're missing Rhinegeist Truth and Listermann Serpentine Wheat from your draft list :wink:.

    I'm glad they finally added another craft beer booth at GABP. I was tired of walking all the way to the Grand Slam Stand from our usual seats on the first base side.

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  29. BergBeer

    BergBeer Zealot (578) Aug 21, 2013 Virginia
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    Petco here in SD has a crazy selection! They have Frikin fridays where they tap a freaking cask! A CASK! They also have tons of local brews i've seen
    Ballast point
    Lightening brewing
    Green Flash
    Karl Strauss
    and i know I'm missing more!

    The best deal though is Ballast point! They have their own stands and sell 24oz. Big Eye for $10.50! Super cheap for craft beer at a park!

    Also at AT&T they have a Anchor stand but it's $12 for a 12oz. pour! Drove me insane!
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  30. toastck

    toastck Initiate (123) Sep 26, 2009 Wisconsin

    I would disagree. I go to the craft beer stands all the time when there. You got New Glarus, Central Waters, Sprecher, Lakefront, Bell's and a few others. The selection from those brewers isn't big, but for over $6.50 beer, that selection is fine. Also, Miller doesn't own the stadium, they just bought the naming rights.
  31. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Man, last time I went to a sporting event I had to drink Yuengling. I avoid them now.
  32. jstevie

    jstevie Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 Massachusetts

    Fenway, TD Garden and Gillette have a crap selection. I do like ordering Molson at a B's/Habs game for the irony.
  33. beermebaby89113

    beermebaby89113 Initiate (0) May 3, 2007 California

    Also what sets this apart from the rest, is you pay bar prices for your pour at the Publick House not stadium prices. The bottle list can be priced pretty high for certain items but still being able to split an awesome bottle at a game is very unique.
  34. MattThomas

    MattThomas Initiate (131) Jul 20, 2004 California

    Where in the park are all of these beers? I was there a month ago and could only find the Moerlein OTR in the Machine Room.
  35. Redbarchettayyz

    Redbarchettayyz Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2013 Alberta (Canada)

    Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB has an incredibly poor excuse for a beer selection. On tap is limited to Molson Canadian and Coors Light, and the assorted non-tap bars will have a couple Heinekens and a few others in the cooler. I'm hoping when the new arena goes up in a couple years we'll have a respectable selection, but I'm not holding my breath.
  36. Anhyzer

    Anhyzer Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2007 Oregon

    Surly Furious @ Target Field FTW! Too bad the Twins aren't winning though.
  37. ziggyzoggy

    ziggyzoggy Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2013 Ohio

    You can find these beers at the Grand Slam Stand, Scout's Alley, various "stand alone" beer carts, and the Food Network stand near section 132.
  38. Hdredfern

    Hdredfern Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Texas

    I found this to be a pretty interesting chart, at the ballpark in Arlington you can get pretty good beers from St Arnolds, Rahr and Sons, and Shiner.
  39. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

  40. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    You got that right. And if by chance they did have any decent craft offerings, you'd need to take out a mortgage to buy one seeing that they charge $9 for a 20 oz.? Bud or Miller Lite.
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