Beer at your local sporting arena/stadium

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  1. Masemob

    Masemob Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2013 Florida

    Lucky for me CCB is on tap at the Rays games here in Tampa. :slight_smile:
  2. e34john

    e34john Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 California
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    Wow, didn't know Celtic games were dry. That is horrible news.

    Do they change that rule for big UEFA events?
  3. GuinnessAtRogerWilco

    GuinnessAtRogerWilco Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2013 New Jersey

    Citizen Bank Park, home of the Phillies, does have a good craft selection all around the ballpark, but most especially in and around Ashburn Alley. They have a lot of local/regional craft like Yards, Victory, Dogfish, Flying Fish, Troegs, etc.
    PPL Park, home of the MLS' Union, also has a good craft selection, again mirroring what what CBP does and going with a strong local contingent. Even the Susquehanna Center across the river in Camden, NJ has upgraded their beer selection by leaps and bounds the past couple years. Once more, loads of local beers but I also had a Lagunitas IPA when I went to either Mumford and Sons or The Killers this past year. But easy to find local craft beers.
    I've only been the The Linc (Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Eagles) a few times and their selection was decent but hard to track down a good beer station. I remember having Guinness there, but also remember thinking they need to step up their selection like CBP. It has been over a year since I've been there.
    The Wells Fargo Center, home of the Flyers/Sixers, also needs to step up their craft selection, though like the Linc it's been over a year since I've been there for a Flyers game or a concert. Their craft beer stations are hard to find. Even in the VIP boxes (got lucky once and scored tix for The Police in one of the suites) only had cans of BMC, Heiny and Corona. I had to walk around the concourse to find a stand with Sierra PA, Sam Adams and Smithwicks. Best I could find. The ground floor bar had Red Hook and some of the other InBev 'craft' beers. They used to have a small brewpub inside, Red Bell, but I have heard it's no longer there.
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  4. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL. Alcohol sold: none. Alcohol available: whatever liquor I decide to smuggle into the stadium in a flask.
  5. planbee

    planbee Disciple (303) May 28, 2009 North Carolina
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    PNC Arena in Raleigh has a decent selection for the Hurricanes games as well as concerts. There's one dedicated Foothills bar/alcove with 4 taps (normally Hoppyum, People's Porter, Torch Pilsner, and Pilot Mountain Pale) and then scattered stands with Foothills/Cottonwood and usually an Aviator selection or two. Nothing spectacular but totally serviceable in the grand scheme of things. I love Foothills so the PNC selection gets an above-average rating from me.
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  6. Hanglow

    Hanglow Defender (656) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I think you can drink in the corporate and hospitality areas, but not in the normal seats, you'll be limited to soft drinks.
  7. Dreizhen

    Dreizhen Aspirant (263) Jun 6, 2013 District of Columbia

    I seem to remember being able to get a Sam Adams for $12 or something at Turner Field. BMC is like $8 for a 16 oz at the GA Dome.

    I love ATL, but not for this =/
  8. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,538) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    The GSO Grasshoppers have Natty Green stuff, really not much better than BMC though. Being a Phillie fan I have to 2nd the CBP beer selection mentioned, they've made great strides every year.
  9. tvazteca

    tvazteca Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    I went to a Pawsox game and was thrilled to find, buried, a local beer stand with Foolproof, Revival and even beautiful Gansett.
  10. Jonnyoutlaw

    Jonnyoutlaw Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2013 Kentucky

    I can not say enough about Rhinegeist and at the other end of the stadium Madtree, Cincinnati is really starting to awaken these lack of beer taste people and I love it.
  11. Beeranator

    Beeranator Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    We have a Foothills Brewing bar in the outfield of our Minor League Baseball Team.:grinning:
  12. Bsetz

    Bsetz Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 Missouri
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    I'm going to the game there this Thursday vs the Heat. Any good beers to speak of on tap? Or is moose drool my best option? Thanks
  13. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Defender (699) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Been a while, but the best I found at the time was Moose Drool. It was inside a pub, but I don't remember which one.
  14. OldRickSputin

    OldRickSputin Aspirant (262) Jan 7, 2014 Illinois

    The bar by Gate 6 of the United center has decent beers. I Usually have some Goose Island or Redhook offerings at. Blackhawks games.

    But for the most part, I prefer tailgating (Bears and Sox). :wink:
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  15. ZagZagg

    ZagZagg Aspirant (257) May 13, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I've noticed GI showing up at various venues recently, Flyers games and WingBowl in particular. The offerings have always been 312 or Honkers, which I think are just okay. Along with the elevated (from a $7.00-8.00 base) 'premium' or 'craft' price I think I'll drink a Yuengling.
  16. BobbySue22

    BobbySue22 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2012 Oregon

    The Eugene Emeralds (Minor League Baseball) have a craft beer garden where you can get Ninkasi and Oakshire beers.
  17. RustyElbow

    RustyElbow Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2014 Georgia

    Last time I was at Turner Field I paid $8 for a 16oz Bud, and $10 for a 24 oz Yuengling...I felt so terrible paying those prices.
  18. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,165) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I was happy to watch the avs beatt the crap out of the sabres (cody mac!) with a cold dale's in my hand.
  19. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,348) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Being able to grab an Odell 90 Schilling or Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale at a Rockies game keeps me more than satisfied. I just wish they were more readily available than they are. 3 locations only for the general public, all on the ground concourse only.
  20. Dreizhen

    Dreizhen Aspirant (263) Jun 6, 2013 District of Columbia

    It's the worst, man. The absolute worst.
  21. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Disciple (351) May 29, 2012 Illinois

    I've actually never had a Yuengling... we don't have that option here in Chicago, at sporting events it's either Miller / Bud light ... or Goose Island / Deschutes for $1 more. I don't even think about it and go with the decent beer. With GI, we also have Green Line IPA and whatever is seasonal available as well though
  22. SlightlyGrey

    SlightlyGrey Zealot (542) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    Surly Darkness at the Target Center for the Timberwolves game.
  23. MarkAvery

    MarkAvery Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    I live in Boston. Fenway beers are absolutely ridiculous!! And horrible selection, in fact there are no arena's/stadiums with good beer selection. just overpriced Bud products. Unless I'm totally missing the super top secret awesome beer spot in these places.
  24. atrocity

    atrocity Meyvn (1,178) Dec 18, 2013 Virginia
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    I know when I went to see a Padre's game they had 4 different things on tap from Kona.
  25. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Elland Road has Foster's (bleurgh) and John Smith's Extra Smooth (double bleurgh), but since you can't drink in the stands you've got to neck the stuff anyway. After games you can go to a bar that sells Theakston's Best Bitter, which is the best stuff you'll get.
  26. ratmoss

    ratmoss Initiate (169) Sep 11, 2005 Illinois
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    Towards the end of the season at Soldier Field, I stumbled upon a little cart on the 200 level selling Revolution Anti-Hero, Two Brothers Night Cat, and a couple of other decent craft offerings. Beats the hell out of the Leine's cart in my usual 300 level stomping grounds.

    Conversely, Wrigley Field absolutely sucks. Bud, Bud Light, Old Style, and if you're willing to seek it out, Heineken, Amstel, Labatts, and Modelo. That's it. That's the list.
  27. OldRickSputin

    OldRickSputin Aspirant (262) Jan 7, 2014 Illinois

    I saw that. Too bad they were slush within 2 minutes!!! $9 each too! F. Dat!
  28. MattyEdgeworth

    MattyEdgeworth Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2014 United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

    Ravenhill stadium. We sure as hell dont have any craft type beers at any stadiums anywhere in the country, but a good pint of Guinness is good enough for me. There is usually Heineken too, if it's a Heineken Cup game.
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  29. drewskalicious

    drewskalicious Initiate (146) Jul 20, 2012 Georgia

    Wow, baseball is here! At Les Murakami Stadium (Hawaii baseball), just your typical local fare of Heinekens and Miller. Though they had Gordon Biersch, which leaves much to be said. Aloha Stadium fared just slightly better, having Blue Moon and Newcastle. No one even had Guinness.

    Turner Field in ATL had Terrapins...namely Hopsecutioner (for sale BTB in the atrium area where you come in. They also had a "Premium Beer" stand with I think Blue Moon and maybe Heineken.

    Chase Field left much to be desired, as I only saw Blue Moon and Sam, aside from the BMCs. I didn't really explore much there, though.

    ATT Park was by far the best, if only just for the Anchor stand. Then I found the Public House and wanted to move in.
  30. Johnny_Muir

    Johnny_Muir Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2014 New Jersey

    Moose Drool from Montana?
  31. Johnny_Muir

    Johnny_Muir Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2014 New Jersey

    Local minor league ball club in Billings MT had a few local brews on tap for $3.50, now thats a deal.
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  32. WV_Homebrewer

    WV_Homebrewer Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2013 West Virginia
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    Mylan Pushkar Stadium Morgantown West Virginia Home of the Mountaineers

    Beer: Bud Light, Coors, etc Craft Beer Sold: Morgantown Brewing Products: Alpha Blonde Ale 5.1% ABV and Zack Morgan's Pale Ale 6.7% ABV

    Coming soon: Wine for the ladies
  33. More_Cowbell

    More_Cowbell Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2013 Washington

    Here in the Tri-Cities we have a small arena (the Toyota Center) for our WHL hockey team and indoor football league team. Craft brew selections have been historically poor. They recently changed some of their offerings and now we get to choose from: Ice Harbor IPA (a solid IPA from a local brewery), Iron Horse Brewing Irish Death (a dark ale from a semi-local brewery), Deschutes Inversion IPA, Blue Moon Hefe, and three beers from another local brewery (Rattlesnake Mountain Brewing) who has concession stand there (usually their Red, Nut Brown, and IPA). Not the best tattoo lost but better than the Coors, Miller Lite, and Budweiser options.
  34. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Defender (699) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Yep, Big Sky.
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  35. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Aspirant (259) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    Anybody with info on the selection in Sun Life stadium? Cant find much. Hopefully its not all BMC like Id imagine it would be..
  36. 302BeerGuy

    302BeerGuy Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2014 Delaware
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    No way dude! Old Style is my favorite and Wrigley is my favorite ball park! To each their own! I love that neighborhood! I Go their once a year!
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  37. 302BeerGuy

    302BeerGuy Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2014 Delaware
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    Camden Yards obviously has Natty Boh: AKA Mr. Winky. Dempsey's has a limited, but great selection of ales to satisfy any palate. Boog's BBQ has Jack Daniels Beer. Never seen it outside of The Yards, plus a wide selection of imports and BMC.

    The CIT in South Philly is probably the best for craft lover's. Especially McFadden's.

    Jacobs Field or WTF it's called now in Cleveland is my kind of place. The Old farts Bar...Schaefer, Blatz, Stroh's, Old Style, Genny, IC, Stoney's and every old school AAL you can shake a stick at!

    Wrigley of course is still my favorite...OLD STYLE !!!

    GO ORIOLES ! CHEERS! Seahawks are going to chewthe "Feather Heads" to pieces! Prost!
  38. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,538) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Never had an Old Style, only been to Chicago once.
  39. 302BeerGuy

    302BeerGuy Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2014 Delaware
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    I meant There! Stupid auto-correct!
  40. 302BeerGuy

    302BeerGuy Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2014 Delaware
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    Best AAL in the Pabst Portfolio! Without a doubt the best AAL that doesn't come from BMC! Craft...???, Old Style is still my favorite beer and always will be!
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