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Best Baseball Parks to Enjoy a Craft Beer
05.05.2012 10:54 AM
Most baseball parks have caught on with the craft beer wave.
To evaluate the heavy hitters, I comprised a baseball lineup of the best ballparks to enjoy craft beer.
Today’s starting lineup...
1. Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers
The leadoff hitter is one dimensional, not a lot of power, but they need to get on base. Miller Park has an amazing selection of Wisconsin craft beers: New Glarus, Capital, Leinenkugel’s, Lakefront, Sprecher and Milwaukee Brewing Company.
Highlight Reel: Spotted Cow
2. PETCO Park, San Diego Padres
Second batter is a little more versatile. The home of the Padres’ has some of SoCal’s best breweries represented: Stone Brewing Co., Green Flash and Ballast Point.
Highlight Reel: Stone IPA
3. Coors Field, Colorado Rockies
This park is named after a beer so you have to expect big things from this park. Lots of power here: Oskar Blues, New Belgium, Boulder Beer Co. and SandLot.
Highlight Reel: Dale’s Pale Ale
4. Nationals Park, Washington Nationals
Nothing but power in the cleanup spot and this park can back it up: Dogfish Head, Flying Dog and UnderDog.
Highlight Reel: 60 Minute IPA
5. Safeco Field, Seattle Mariners
Another spot in the lineup you expect power out of and this stadium won’t let you down: Elysian, Deschutes, Firestone Walker, Lagunitas, Alaskan, Mac & Jacks and Boulevard.
Highlight Reel: Mac & Jack’s African Amber
The rest of lineup is usually filled with roll players, but as you can see from the list, this lineup is stacked.
6. AT&T Park, San Francisco Giants
This ballpark highlights some of the finest California breweries: Anchor, Sierra Nevada, 21st Amendment and Highwater.
Highlight Reel: Anchor Steam
7. PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pirates
Visitors to PNC Park can purchase a Beer Passport, which allows them in the gates 90 minutes early and gives fans access to a beer tasting of some great craft brews: Erie Brewing, Flying Dog, Church Beer Works, Victory, Tröegs and East End.
Highlight Reel: Victory HopDevil
8. Citizen’s Bank Park, Philadelphia Phillies
With the second Pennsylvania ballpark in a row, there are lots of good options for brews in this state. The Phillie Phanatic has plenty of in-game options: Sly Fox, Flying Fish, Yards Brewing and Victory.
Highlight Reel: Flying Fish Extra Pale Ale
9. Target Field, Minnesota Twins
The new home of the Twins paid extra attention to the best local craft brews and beer drinkers would not be disappointed: Surly, Fulton, Summit, Finnegans, and Schells.
Highlight Reel: CynicAle
No matter what ballpark you end up at this summer, we encourage you to stay on the look out for foul balls and great craft beer.
Your Choice. Your Beer. Drink Up.
- Beer Universe
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