MLB '17 stadium beer selection thread

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  1. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,925) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Just over a week until opening day, let's post tap lists for the various stadiums here. Mariners Field usually has a great selection, but I haven't seen a specific list yet for this year. The cask beers will be back, along with a new(?) dedicated barrel-aged selection.
  2. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Citizens Bank Park (Phillies) a few years ago had an excellent selection of craft beer; very good craft beer at lots of locations.

    Over the past two years I noticed many of the venues that used to serve high quality locally produced craft beer were serving Goose Island products instead (e.g., 312 Wheat, Honkers Ale, Goose Island IPA). There is still some good quality craft beer selections but you might have to walk further for them.

    I have no idea what 2018 will bring. Even more venues selling Goose Island because the AB Marketing & Sales folks made more deals with the concession vendor of Citizens Bank Park (Aramark)?

    Non-cheers to this stuff!:slight_frown:
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  3. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    San Francisco:

    Hop Stoopid
    Lagunitas IPA
    Union Jack IPA
    Anchor Steam
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  4. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (5,380) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Kansas City Royals checking in. Craft and Draft was added to Kauffman Stadium a few years back. Info on Craft and Draft from the MLB site:

    Just guesstimating, I'd say about half of those beers are available on tap. The selection rotates throughout the season as beers come and go, and the weather changes. You can get a Boulevard Wheat or Pale Ale just about anywhere in the stadium as well.
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  5. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

  6. JCaweinstein

    JCaweinstein Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2010 Ohio

    Great American in Cincinnati added a big bar with quite a few local craft beers prior to hosting the all star game in 2015. It's a really nice set up but only convenient if your in the lower level on the first base side.
    Just thinking about this years Reds team has me enthusiastically anticipating the start of FC Cincinnati's sophomore season!
  7. BeerPugz

    BeerPugz Initiate (81) Dec 4, 2016 Wisconsin

    Miller Park (Brewers) just got some new Central Waters tap handles.

    Brewers will suck per usual; trading decent or great players for prospects and letting decent or great players walk. What could have been with Yost... and the owners suck.
  8. ClarkstonMark

    ClarkstonMark Initiate (103) Feb 21, 2016 Michigan

    Great thread idea. Looking forward to seeing what's available at Comerica (Detroit) this year
  9. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Initiate (177) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont

    I've never been enamored with the choices at Yankee Stadium. Last year I hunted around and found an Apocalypse IPA by 10 Barrel (AB owned). Not bad, but still jealous of the selection at Citi (including Six Point and Captain Lawrence).
  10. Selby56

    Selby56 Initiate (71) Nov 12, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I'm making a trip up to Cinci for a game this year in May. Need to see my Indians play, and Cinci is as close as they'll get to Nashville. I assume they'll have Rhinegeist and MadTree at the park?
  11. Reemer686

    Reemer686 Initiate (140) Oct 13, 2014 Maryland

    Camden Yards (Orioles) is starting to improve but doesn't quite have the selection that other ballpark's have. They do have a nice partnership with Flying Dog. Flying Dog does a different firkin for every Friday home game which is always solid.
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  12. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,200) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Hand me a Narragansett and I'm all set. Does anyone know how much they go for at Fenway?
  13. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (472) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Probably $8 - $10, like everything else there.
    I think I read somewhere that Fenway is expanding the craft selections. I've noticed that there are better options back behind the plate versus out in the bleachers.
    I know there's a couple stands that have Wachusett, Harpoon and Sammy, of course. I had Long Trail last time I was there. I don't know if there is a specific list for Fenway.
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  14. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,200) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Thanks for the tips. I was holding out hope that it was maybe a $1 or 2 less than other beers. How foolish of me:rolling_eyes:
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  15. Jay_P22

    Jay_P22 Aspirant (233) Mar 17, 2016 Virginia

    uhhh the Public House is attached. You can bring the beers in the stadium, and leave to get them during the game and bring them back.

    They have Russian River beers and a whole lot more.


    Washington Nationals

    Sub-par to me. Goose IPA, all the normal mass produced ones, and occasionally you can find Star, Atlas, DC Brau, Port City and Mad Fox.
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  16. Jay_P22

    Jay_P22 Aspirant (233) Mar 17, 2016 Virginia

  17. cbjfan

    cbjfan Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2014 Ohio

    They should, the two breweries even make seasonal baseball themed brews, Madtree has Rounding Third Red IPA & Rhinegeist makes Hustle which was a rye IPA but I believe they changed the recipe on that. This is from a couple years ago but said craft beer bar at GABP represented Cincinnati pretty well, recall a 50 West & Blank Slate tap amongst others.
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  18. BillMar08

    BillMar08 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2017 Florida

    Great thread idea, I'll be attending a game at tropicana field(rays) opening weekend. Hoping for a good local selection. I will post their selection if it hasn't been already posted by the time I go. Play ball!!
  19. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Uhhh... the convenience of walking down the stairs from so-so seating to a vendor with my options listed above is quite nice I'd say...
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  20. dcw6363

    dcw6363 Initiate (74) Nov 11, 2009 Wisconsin

    That is a pretty good list. In the past I have been able to find SN Torpedo and Bell's Oberon there. These may still be available (you gotta look around a bit for small stand-alone kiosks). Also Two Hearted, I think, although that has been hit-or-miss.
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  21. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (285) Oct 3, 2014 Ohio

    Pretty decent selection at Wrigley, including Beck's, Heiniken, Amstel Light and also a solid lineup of Goose: 312, Goose IPA, Matilda and Sofie.. Also, Shock Top orange and lemon which is also a nice choice on a hot day :slight_smile:

    Cheers and go Cubs!
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  22. Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas

    Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas Devotee (450) Aug 24, 2015 Texas

    I'll second what @ClarkstonMark said - great idea for a thread!

    I will definitely contribute what I find at Minute Maid Park (Houston) this summer.
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  23. classixIII

    classixIII Disciple (353) Oct 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    PNC Park - My seats are just a few steps away from a great craft "beer garden" on the 300 level. (Cheap seats - Great Beer!), I usually go with a Bells Oberon or Victory Summer Love- $9 for a pounder, Can't wait to see if they changed things up this season, god knows the team didn't improve over the off season.
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  24. HardyA

    HardyA Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 Michigan

    Comerica Park had KBS and double Hopslam on tap last year for opening day. Can't wait to see what they have this year. 2 weeks!
  25. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (275) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico

    Yankee selection sucked last year. I was fine having nothing.. To the cubs fan saying becks and etc. is acceptable, I hope you are joking.
  26. JCaweinstein

    JCaweinstein Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2010 Ohio

    They will and if you have the time Rhinegeist is a short ride to the stadium.
  27. Bigrock

    Bigrock Initiate (170) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    Rangers/Globe Life Park have a craft concession and several concessions selling "Texas" beers. I Have been getting the Deep Ellum IPA. Buddy got the Hopadillo IPA from Karbach. Lagunistas is on the list but unfortunately some less than stellar beers are on there too. Long hike sometimes (depending on your seats) to find a good beer is a downside. ABInBev owns the stand concessions. Land Shark Lager anyone?
  28. Bigrock

    Bigrock Initiate (170) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    Hey! Kinsler drove in the winning run (Lucroy...a Ranger of course) in the WBC championship game I see!:slight_smile: I miss our second baseman.:slight_frown:
  29. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Money talks. I'd hate to see Victory and other local favorites to be gone, I'd drink Bud before thst GI crap selection. We could complain but I'm sure they get a sweet deal to push the locals out, or at least greatly reduced.
  30. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I am guessing that Victory will never be gone since they 'sponsor' the biergarten out in right field.

    Other locals have been gone last year and before. One example is Troegs Sunshine Pils. That beer was missing from tap handles.

  31. ceeg

    ceeg Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 New York

    Citi Field used to have an okay selection a few years ago but they have gone the way of AB. I had an ancient Goose IPA last year and was so pissed! I usually just get Bluepoint Toasted as it's usually fresh. When Brooklyn was more involved, there was a good one on tap at the taco place called Sabroso. I wish they'd bring in Singlecut as they are about a mile away as the crow flies. Dreams.
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  32. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I'm glad to hear that I always get my Hop Devil in the LF stands by Harry the Ks. Sad to hear Sunshine is gone, love that beer and I despise 312 and the other junk GI brews on that end. They won't be good this year but they might be fun to watch.
  33. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Well, that is what I am hoping for. I ran into some friends last night who were down in Clearwater to watch some spring training games. I asked: how do they look? They responded: not so hot. Their prediction is for a 0.500 season this year.

    Oh well!?!

  34. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    You can stand losing with youth with upside, what you can't do is to lose with old expensive guys making tons of cash. They're in rebuild and I'm betting the Reading team will be great, lots of talent across the board right now. You just hope they jell like the 2006 and 2007 team did that led to 2008. As a plus cheaper Hall of Fame seats.
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  35. ernh

    ernh Aspirant (271) Jun 10, 2012 California

    Oakland Coliseum has one pretty good beer spot hidden back in the "West Side Club" with about 20 taps, some of which rotate. Usually a couple Sierra, Drake's, Lagunitas and occasionally smaller local places. Every now and then Lagunitas slips something cool in, like a Hairy Eyeball or Little Something Wild. I'm pretty sure they're 16oz pours and the big news this year is they're dropping those from $11.50 down to $10.

    The other kiosks around the park have Goose (Honkers, IPA, 312), Firestone (805), Lagunitas, New Belgium, and Sierra. And of course Bud and Coors.
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  36. Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas

    Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas Devotee (450) Aug 24, 2015 Texas

    KBS?!? Thats awesome!

    I live in Houston but my girl & I were born & raised in Detroit. We root for all things Michigan first. Would live a Tigs game with some KBS to sip on.

    Keep us posted!
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  37. Jay_P22

    Jay_P22 Aspirant (233) Mar 17, 2016 Virginia

    Seating can make it inconvenient. But my favorite thing to do is hit the public house pre-game, then buy a blind pig or something and enter right there and bring it into the stadium. Man I love that stadium. I'm saving a 2014 dark odd to crack on opening day. Wooo
  38. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (2,587) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    I've been to 22 of the MLB stadiums (bucket list item) and the beer options are a huge part of the experience. From 2016 trips;
    Camden Yards - Duckpin pale ale and RAR Hefeweisen were about the best I saw
    Petco - Insane number of craft options. Craft lover's nirvana; Mike Hess, Saint Archer, Alesmith
    Safeco - They had a firkin by the home plate area (Diamond Knot). Solid local options around
    Citi Field - Options are weak, save for Captain Lawrence on the 200 level.
    Fenway - Pricey and kinda weak. You could get Wachusett Blueberry in a few spots.
    Yankee Stadium - If you aren't in the Mohegan Sun bar where you can snag Ommegang, may as well hit up Stan's outside before the game.

    I'm going to the Angel's home opener, so any insight of what they had last year would help and I'll bump this thread with the 2017 options.
  39. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Meyvn (1,114) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    Doesn't look like much to get excited about. I'll go watch the Cubs play in Milwaukee.
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  40. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (2,587) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    Inside Wrigley there isn't much, but the dive bars in Wrigleyville have Revolution, Pipeworks and a few other solid options. Half the fun is what happens before and after you go to the game.
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