Best MLB stadium for beer ('15)

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BBThunderbolt, Apr 3, 2015.

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Which stadium has the best beer selection?

  1. Phillies

  2. Mariners

  3. Padres

  4. Tigers

  5. Pirates

  6. Twins

  7. Reds

  8. Giants

  9. Angels

  10. Other

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  1. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (7,915) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    The past few years it's been generally accepted that the Phillies have the best ballpark beer selection, with the Mariners pretty close behind. Last year the M's added a Cask station with 2 hand pumps, and Firkin Fridays. This year they've added another Cask station and added yet more craft options. Here's a local blogs report on the selection at Mariner Stadium. Who gets your vote? Let the discussion begin, Go Cards!!

    http://www.washingtonbeerblog.com/beer-at-safeco-field-2015/
     
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  2. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Devotee (412) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Cubs, because wrigley field has the 2 best brew choices in all of baseball... Old Style and Old Style Lite!
     
  3. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (7,915) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    And that's why they didn't make the poll. Maybe you'll get 'em next year.
     
  4. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (2,370) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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  5. WheelsPSU

    WheelsPSU Zealot (578) Aug 25, 2013 New Jersey

    Citi Field is a bit better if you interested. BrewYork New York did a write up on it last year

    http://brewyorknewyork.com/post/81316163305/citi-field-welcomes-more-craft-beer-yankee
     
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  6. Professor_Yeesh

    Professor_Yeesh Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2014 California

    My baseball team the Oakland A's carry Coors Light :slight_frown:
     
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  7. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (7,915) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Hey, if it makes ya feel any better, Coors Light is the "Official" beer of the Mariners. So, don't give up hope.
     
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  8. raulstotle12

    raulstotle12 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2014 California

    What about Dodger Stadium...Syke!!!!!
     
  9. PuppyClawz

    PuppyClawz Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2014 Maryland

    This article makes Camden Yards sound way better than it is. They did away with the Firkin Fridays mid summer. They do have some local beers and Rebel IPA in 16 ounce cans. I only found those on the club level. Also Dempsey's Brew pub beer is awful. Maybe it will be better this year. They really push the Natty Boh :grimacing:.
     
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  10. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (2,370) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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  11. Alpha309

    Alpha309 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2014 California

    I am going to have to agree with this. At a game I don't really care about what I am drinking, it is more about the game. Wrigley keeps it simple. Sitting out in the sun in the bleachers is the best baseball experience there is, even if the team is awful, the bleachers are always fun.

    There really is no reason to have casks or sours or bottles of anything.
     
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  12. Boverhof3

    Boverhof3 Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2006 Michigan

    The wife and I have been to the Cardinals, Royals, Twins, Brewers, Reds, Pirates, Tigers and Nationals in the last 4 year.

    The best at each has been a ice cold Budweiser and a bag of salty peanuts. Hands Down!
     
  13. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (402) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    Wrigley also carries Goose now that Bud has become the official sponsor of the Cubs.

    As far as Comiskey is concerned, there's a pretty wide selection of beer there (much more than Wrigley), but I'm sure that other ballparks have it beat.
     
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  14. cherche

    cherche Meyvn (1,140) Mar 27, 2013 Washington
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    based on my experience i have to say the padres have it the best but the mariners are catching up...starting bringing in two new casks every game last year and a wider selection...this year they are going to have beer floats...
     
  15. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Love seeing my Tigs at Comerica, sipping on a Dirty Bastard and enjoying some bacon on a stick.

    Reportedly, "sipping' the dirty bastard" will cost you ten bucks behind Hockeytown Café. *Womp wooooomp*
     
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  16. Grodd87

    Grodd87 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I know it is not pnc park lol
     
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  17. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,102) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    I will send you a tap list pic from Great American Ballpark in a few days so you can decide:slight_smile:
     
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  18. mgcouriers

    mgcouriers Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2015 California

    My Padres' have a pretty good spread at Petco park. Last I was there they had varieties of Ballast Point, Green Flash, Stone, and Iron Fist on hand. There were about 6-8 good beers on tap. Padres looking good in 2015!
     
  19. jsrose16

    jsrose16 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Illinois

    Doesn't the brewers have new glarus at miller park?
     
  20. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,228) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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  21. Beav42

    Beav42 Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Agree about Dempsey's being awful, especially galling at ballpark prices. Free State Pub, lower level, third base side, has a decent selection of 8 MD crafts. Full pour, I believe 16oz, maybe 14oz was $8 last year. Especially good deal when a natty pounder in the park goes for the same price. If your team gets to the playoffs, be aware that any local brews you're used to getting in the stands (not concession tap handles) aren't allowed to be sold because they're not the "official beers" of the mlb playoffs. Stella's usually available though. (Pause for laughter)
     
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  22. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (289) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Sorry, wrong website.
     
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  23. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,204) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    I knew the Cardinals would not be an option. Sadly, ABInbev still has a lot to do with what is available.
     
  24. Texasfan549

    Texasfan549 Poo-Bah (2,799) Feb 26, 2011 Texas
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    I went to a Giants game last year. A bar connected to the stadium (although the entrance was outside) had Nelson on tap. My cousin and I drank that until we couldn't walk straight!!
     
  25. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (443) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    I wish I could get f'n two hearted at Fenway....
     
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  26. Tony_T

    Tony_T Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2015 Connecticut

    If there was a poll of the "Worst MLB stadium for beer" …..
     
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  27. HectorB

    HectorB Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2013 New York

    Any good beer at the Nat'l's park in DC?
     
  28. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,629) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    CBP is pretty good , victory, Troegs, dfh, flying fish. Decent good too, just lousy baseball.
     
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  29. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey

    I refuse to concede that the Phillies (or the Eagles ) have the best anything!!!!!!
     
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  30. zestd

    zestd Disciple (343) Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    Bale Breaker shared this stadium shot in Seattle.





    Although a curious choice in a non-regional offering.
     
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  31. Bigrock

    Bigrock Initiate (74) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    Rangers ballpark not too bueno for beer. Bud kicked Coors to the curb last year, so goodbye to my Banquet beer. Shiner Bock and Shiner Ruby Redbird are available as a poured bottle into solo cup, but even at that, it's a three day hike to the stand from where I usually sit. I did see a stand with some local Texas craft, but was with non-drinking family at the time, so I didn't investigate. It's a four hour drive for me to get to games, so I don't get to check the fare out all too often. Upside...I take my own DD with me, so I will be checking out the new offerings soon.
     
  32. HunterSBeerson

    HunterSBeerson Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 California

  33. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,956) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico
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    Coors Field

    for the loss....they keep me happy by offering Odell's 90 Schilling (and Dales Pale Ale), but they don't offer much else. I suppose its kinda cool they got the Sandlot there, too bad I don't like the beer.
     
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  34. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,468) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks I was trying to figure out what to open next, you picked it for me!
     
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  35. strohme2

    strohme2 Meyvn (1,041) Nov 3, 2007 Michigan
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    @hobobumguy, Speaking of…anything special tapped for Opening Day?

    please say yes
     
  36. rockernino

    rockernino Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2014 California

    Petco is doing it right. I was able to conveniently grab a pint of Big Eye IPA in several locations in the stadium. They also had two "craft beer bars" sections in the stadium. And that was 2-3 years ago. I'm sure by now they've expanded their selection.
     
  37. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (4,575) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Redlegs have really stepped up their game recently. Can't wait to check out the selection at the All Star game this summer.
     
  38. VashonGuy

    VashonGuy Meyvn (1,152) Mar 7, 2013 Washington
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    I understand that the AT&T Park Public House is pretty good. But if you're anywhere actually inside the stadium, the situation is pretty dreadful. I've been to a couple of games with seats in the upper deck, and almost all of the beer stands up there have nothing but macros. With a lot of looking, I found one micro alternative without having to go several flights down to the Public House. That's pretty bad in my book.

    A friend in the know tells me that Giants management knows they have bad beer offerings, but they are locked into long term contracts with the biggies that prevent them from making craft beer more available. Sounds like typical anti-competitive behavior by the big guys.

    In contrast, the Mariners park has many many choices on tap at any aisle in any part of the park.
     
  39. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    I'm pulling for the home team here. Detroit has a Michigan Craft beer spot, that does Firkin Fridays. Good casks on Friday games, and a cool selection of good stuff from around the state. They've also been known to have Black Note, Hopslam, and KBS on at times as well. Decent gastropub-inspired stadium food is available to go with the beer. Dynamite selection for any stadium IMO. No matter where I sit, I make the trek to the MI Craft Beer counter.
     
  40. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (4,523) May 27, 2005 Missouri
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    Regarding Busch Stadium, here's a cool map of where to find craft beer. It's a couple of years old, so might need updating:
    http://m.stltoday.com/entertainment...5b89-b0a1-b78e4508113c.html?mobile_touch=true
    O'Fallon, Schlafly, Urban Chestnut, New Belgium. If they would just add Perennial or 4 Hands...
     
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