Opening Day at Camden Yards

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  1. zieglemt

    zieglemt Devotee (389) Apr 25, 2011 Illinois

    Anyone know if there are any new craft offerings at OPACY this year? Didn't find anything via google.

    I'll be coming out from Chicago this weekend....anything going on beer-wise? Any recent releases?

    I'd like to make it up to Brewer's Art this trip. Any other recommendations/news I may have missed appreciated.
  2. scott27

    scott27 Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 Maryland

    Coming from Chicago you'll be pleased to know there is a Goose Island stand as soon as you get in the stadium on the right hand side right past Boog's BBQ. Other than that there's plenty of Flying Dog to be had and I believe Dempseys Pub has guest taps (prob some Full Tilt). Your best bet is to pregame at AleWife or Pratt Street Alehouse and fill up on good beer there!

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  3. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Maven (1,409) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    Was there last year for a few games, and there was a bar on (if I remember right) the lower level third baseline that had some stuff - flying dog, heavy seas. And I'll second the Alewife suggestion. It's like 5-6 blocks from the ballpark and wasn't too crowded when I was there. But that'll probably be much different on opening day. Enjoy! Go Jays!
  4. bmmortale

    bmmortale Zealot (729) Apr 6, 2012 California

    In the stadium there is a small brewpub (Dempseys) with a typically fresh, respectable IPA located on Eutaw St in the Warehouse, as well as multiple Flying Dog stands throughout, but the best overall selection is the Free State Pub (includes a couple dozen or so craft bottles from DFH, Heavy Seas, and Flying Dog etc. as well as 4 semi-rotating taps), it's on the first level just to the 3B side of home plate I believe.

    For pregame, Alesmith and Pratt Street Alehouse both mentioned above are the best choices choices for good beer/food, but if you wanted more of the Camden Yards experience hit up Pickles right next to the stadium. They'll have a huge party on the street where they're schilling the 2 for $5 BMC stuff, but you can go inside and get a reasonable selection of local craft beers (they'll at least have Loose Cannon or Duckpin and some other stuff). Definitely not up there for beer selection, but it's the most fun.
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  5. DrBier

    DrBier Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'll be at Max's, only a short cab or car ride to Camden Yards, could even walk it although it's a little over a mile. One of the best if not the best beer selections on the east coast. Also Monday is all day happy hour at Max's. Always a good time.
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  6. John_M

    John_M Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,415) Oct 25, 2003 Washington
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    This might be too much information, but check the water taxi as well if you're over in Fells Point before the game. They typically run a special schedule on game days, and given the crowds and traffic on opening day, using the water taxi is often your best bet.

    Also, while stopping by Max's is always a good recommendation, just be aware that Tuesday is beer delivery day, and that after the weekend, it's not unusual to see 20 or more blown tap handles. One of the reasons why I VERY rarely stop by (or used to stop by) on Mondays. :-)
  7. bierman2000

    bierman2000 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2003 Pennsylvania

    Monday all day happy hour well you can't beat that John. I will see you there!
  8. Devman171

    Devman171 Pooh-Bah (1,800) May 16, 2013 Maryland
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    Full Tilt Camden Cream is new at the park, Ill be brnging some for the parking lots beforehand
  9. Devman171

    Devman171 Pooh-Bah (1,800) May 16, 2013 Maryland
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    Hit me up if you want to meet up and share something!
  10. RocketFrogDavid

    RocketFrogDavid Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2010 Virginia

  11. jkblodge

    jkblodge Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2005 Maryland

    Proud to announce that Camden Yards will have Baltimore's own Union Craft Duckpin and Blackwing in the stadium on Opening Day! Duckpin is on tap in the Free State Pub on the lower level along with Blackwing cans and Duckpin cans will be available at Dempsey's. See some of you on Monday!
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  12. JArmour15

    JArmour15 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2014 Pennsylvania

    First opening day Ill miss in 18 years. It's for a good reason, birth of my second child so I guess lll miss it for that.

    That being said I think I saw heavy seas is putting out a one off firkin at te stadium on opening day. It was on twitter earlier.
  13. jkblodge

    jkblodge Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2005 Maryland

    Congrats Man!
  14. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia

    I was planning on going until I found out no single game tickets available and people want $200+ for good seats on Stub Hub. Do they still have the no scalp zone there?
  15. kts

    kts Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2013 Maryland

    I can't remember if it was Pickles or Sliders but one of them had $4 16oz SN Torpedo cans at their outside beer stalls at the few games I went to last year.
  16. John_M

    John_M Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,415) Oct 25, 2003 Washington
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    No. Unfortuantely, I think they discontinued the no scalp zone at least 5 years ago (maybe longer than that).

    Just a thought to throw out there... Considering that as recently as 5 years ago camden yards was nearly a complete craft beer waste land (stuff like backfin ale, clipper city gold and amish 4 grain were as good as you could hope for), it's nothing short of amazing how far things have come in just a few short years. I did a complete double take when I saw the comment about a Heavy Seas firkin at the stadium on Monday.

    Kudos to the current ownership at Camden Yards for turning things around, and now making the yard one of the better venues for craft beer in the country. The improvements they've made in such a short time are nothing short of amazing.
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  17. JArmour15

    JArmour15 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Scalpers are still all over the place. My buddy just picked up two in the 80's for 100 each on craigslist. There are still a ton of tickets out there to be found.

    Thanks, I appreciate it. Seems like we were ready for the first but have been major slackers for this one.
  18. jon432

    jon432 Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Maryland

    if stopping through dempsey's brew pub, the bacon on a stick is a must, and will compliment any brew!
  19. DrBier

    DrBier Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2011 Pennsylvania

    MONDAY MARCH 31, 2014
    Got this yesterday.

    At Max's on Broadway

    We will be featuring 7 Brewers Art beers on draft, 2 casks and a special ball park Food Menu
    We start at 11am, go o’s
    Brewers Art Zekes
    Brewers Art Charm City Sour
    Brewers Art Resurrection
    Brewers Art/Max’s 72 Hour Sour
    Brewers Art Birdhouse
    Brewers Art Zekes
    Brewers Art Biere De Mars
    Brewers Art Charm City Sour
    Brewers Art Ozzy
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