Nothing is more frustrating than sipping on a generic brew, while another fan scoots by you with your favorite craft beer. Why didn’t you buy one? Because you didn’t know it was on tap.
We can’t time travel to stop that from occurring, but we can help prevent that horrific situation from happening again. If you’re heading to a ballpark soon, checkout our beer guide before you start thinking about peanuts and Cracker Jack.
Yankee Stadium, Home of the New York Yankees - Goose Island Beer Co. Honker’s Ale, Blue Moon Belgian White, Goose Island Beer Co. 312 Urban Wheat
Cost: $6 for 12 oz.
For starting off as a Chicago-based beer, Goose Island certainly has a stretched presence across the country. And New York is no exception. While Yankee Stadium doesn’t offer a vast selection of craft brews, Honker’s Ale pairs perfectly with ballpark food, such as burgers, fish and chips.
Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox - Smuttynose IPA “Finest Kind”, Goose Island Beer Co. Honker’s Ale, Harpoon Octoberfest Beer, Cisco Brewers Whale’s Tale Pale Ale
Cost: $7.75 for 12 oz.
An Octoberfest during the baseball season? Yes, you read that correctly - Boston’s ballpark lets you down a Fenway Frank with a chocolate, malty German beer. While the Red Sox are known for playing deep into the fall’s postseason, having the option to get a headstart on the fall beer festivities isn’t so bad, either.
Tropicana Field, Home of the Tampa Bay Rays - Samuel Adams Boston Lager, New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale, Blue Moon Belgian White, Batch 19, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
Cost: $5 for 12 oz.
With Florida temperatures well over 80 degrees during the baseball months, a lemonade beer is the perfect summer treat. You can enjoy a Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy under the air-conditioned roof of the Tampa Bay Rays home field, where Chris Archer will pursue another Cy Young campaign in 2016.
Camden Yards, Home of the Baltimore Orioles - Dempsey’s Rick’s Red Ale, Dempsey’s Wild Pitch Wheat, Dempsey’s Rain Delay IPA, Dempsey’s the ‘83 Golden Ale, Flying Dog Snake IPA, Flying Dog UnderDog Atlantic Lager, Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter, Stone Levitation Ale, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Heavy Seas Cutlass Amber Lager, Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning, Heavy Seas Peg Leg Stout, the Raven Special Lager, Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout, Dogfish Head Namaste, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Shock Top Belgian Wheat, Goose Island Honkers Ale, Fordham Copperhead Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Southern Tier 422 Wheat Ale, Lagunitas Pils, Band of Brewers Third Shift, Anchor Steam Beer, Starr Hill the Love, Lancaster Strawberry Wheat, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Goose Island Sofie, Full Sail Session Black Lager, Evolution Craft Brewing Lot #3 India Pale Ale.
Cost: $6.75 for 16 oz.
You’ll find quite the selection of beer at Camden Yards. If you bring a date with to the game, you might want to check out Starr Hill the Love, a Hefeweizen brewed in Virginia. There’s no guarantee that the rest of your evening will go well, but it sends the right signals!
Maybe not. But it tastes pretty darn good.
Rogers Centre, Home of the Toronto Blue Jays - Alexander Keith’s Galaxy Hop Ale, Alexander Keith’s Hallertauer Hop Ale, Alexander Keith’s Cascade Hop Ale, Stella Artois, Labatt Canadian Ale/Labatt 50
Cost: $6.79 for 14 oz.
You can get a Labatt brew or Stella Artois almost anywhere on United States borders. But if you’re going to go all the way to Canada for a 9 inning affair - why not try something different? Although Alexander Keith’s has started to appear in the United States, the Nova Scotia brews are certainly worth your while. With a slogan like “Those who like it, like it a lot”, you might end up liking it.
Citi Field, Home of the New York Mets - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse, Sixpoint Brewery Bengali Tiger, Sixpoint Brewery Sweet Action, Sixpoint Brewery The Crisp, Southern Tier Brewing Company IPA
Cost: $5.75 for 12 oz.
The Mets’ pitching staff is one of the best units we’ve seen in recent memory since Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Doug Glanville were together in Atlanta. However, the team’s batters go on streaks where they can’t hit a beach ball. So fans are forced to drink. If beer is your poison of choice at Citi Field, we recommend Sixpoint Brewery’s Bengali brew. You’ll need the extra ABV to deal with the struggles of this team’s offense.
Nationals Park, Home of the Washington Nationals - Dogfish Head Brewery 60 Minute IPA, Flying Dog Brewery Gonzo Imperial Porter, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Boulevard Brewing Co. Dark Truth Stout, Allagash Saison Ale
Cost: $6.50 for 16 oz.
Nationals Park does its hometown brewers a solid by hosting a “District Drafts” section near the 400-level area of its ballpark. The brews at this area rotate, but it’s usually between DC Brau, Port City, 3 Star, Atlas and Mad Fox. While there are a solid selection of national beers, too, you have to give a tip of the hat to the Nats for supporting their roots!
Turner Field, Home of the Atlanta Braves - Sweetwater IPA, Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA, Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale, Sweetwater Georgia Brown, Terrapin Hopsecutioner, Yuengling, Yuengling Light, Goose Island Brewing Co. IPA, Goose Island Brewing Co. 312, Blue Point Toasted Lager
Cost: $7.25 for 16 oz.
It gets awfully muggy down by the Florida Georgia line in the summer months. And Atlanta’s locally brewed remedy has just the trick, with its Sweetwater Georgia Brown. This English Brown Ale uses a river of deep caramel and chocolate malts that are delivered right to your taste buds. Just be sure not to drop it while you’re doing the tomahawk chop chant!
Marlins Park, Home of the Miami Marlins - Goose Island Beer Co. Sofie, Goose Island Beer Co. Matilda, Goose Island Beer Co. India Pale Ale, Sweetwater Brewing Co. IPA
Cost: $6 for 12 oz.
Giancarlo Stanton hitting mile-high home runs and drinking a Goose Island Co. Matilda are about as good as it gets. Matilda will make you feel like a kid in a candy store with its caramel and candy sugar malts. The beer’s golden sunrise color pairs well with the Miami’s funky logo colors, too.
Citizens Bank Park, Home of the Philadelphia Phillies - Ommegang Rare Vos, Victory Brewing Company Hop Devil Ale, Victory Brewing Company Prima Pils, Sly Fox Brewing Company Pikeland Pils
Cost: $7.75 for 21 oz.
Yeah, you’ll have to pony up a bit of your wallet if you want to grab a beer at Citizens Bank Ballpark. But you definitely get a solid bang for your buck! 24 and 25 ounce beer cans seem to be all the rage right now from Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors’ craft options. Whatever you go for when you scratch for a cold one comes, the Phillies’ field has your craving from light to dark.
U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox - Half Acre Beer Company Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Revolution Brewing Company Anti-Hero, Lagunitas Brewing Company DayTime, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale
Cost: $6.50 for 16 oz.
There’s some debate as to who owns the baseball crown in Chicago. Yet there’s no argument when it comes to the leader in craft beer. U.S. Cellular provides options from the best Chicago has to offer, including Half Acre and Revolution. Go to Wrigley for your classics and U.S. Cellular for the up and comers.
Progressive Field, Home of the Cleveland Indians - Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA, The Brew Kettle White Rajah, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold
Cost: $4 for 12 oz.
Back in 1974, the Cleveland Indians held a Ten Cent Beer Night promotion during a game against the Texas Rangers. There was supposed to be a six per purchase limit, but that didn’t end up happening. While the contest was going on, fans became heavily intoxicated and the Indians were forced to forfeit.
Comerica Park, Home of the Detroit Tigers - Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Founders Porter, Founders Red’s Rye IPA, Founders Dirty Bastard
Cost: $5 for 12 oz.
Michigan’s beer scene is exploding like no other, and Comerica Park has taken notice. Two Hearted is one of our favorites for good reason! Founders and Bell’s are nationally renown, and go perfectly with Miguel Cabrera’s chase for AL MVP.
Target Field, Home of the Minnesota Twins - Indeed Dandy Lager, Indeed Day Tripper, Indeed Shenanigans, Summit EPA, Summit Hopvale, Summit Maibock, Summit Saga, Surly Furious, Surly Bender, Surly Hell, Fulton Lonely Blonde, Fulton Sweet Child of Vine, Grain Belt Nordeast, Grain Belt Light, Third Street Three Way, Third Street Lost Trout, Lift Bridge Farm Girl, Lift Bridge Hop Dish, Bauhaus Brew Labs Wonderstuff Neu Bohemian Pilsner, Bauhaus Brew Labs Sky-Five!, Bauhaus Brew Labs Midwest Coast IPA, Bauhaus Brew Labs Stargrazer, Bauhaus Brew Labs Wagon Party, North Lake Brewing Company Honey Brown Lager
Cost: $7.50 for 20 oz.
As one of the first stadiums to install self-service beer machines, Minnesota knows how to do beer right. While they’ve started to become commonplace across a few different stadiums, they’re still quite innovative. In order to receive a beer, Twins fans purchase a prepaid card from a cashier, who checks their ID to see that they’re of age. Then they’re able to fill up their cup as much as they’d like.
Kauffman Stadium, Home of the Kansas City Royals - Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, Boulevard Pale Ale, Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Boulevard The Calling, Boulevard KC Pils, Boulevard 80 Acre, Boulevard Single-Wide IPA, Boulevard Imperial Stout, Boulevard Spring Belle, Ommegang Cooperstown, Ommegang Three Philosophers, Sante Fe Java Stout, Mothers Three Blind Mice, Founders All Day IPA, River North White, Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Martin City Abbey, Duvel
Cost: $6.50 for 16 oz.
The Royals give their fans one of the best craft beer experiences across the country. If a fan purchases a seat in the Craft & Draft section of the stadium, they’ll have access to over 75 brews from national and local brewers and can even create their own custom pizza. Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing has a solid showing for beer there, too.
Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs - Goose Island Beer Co. Sofie, Goose Island Beer Co. Matilda, Goose Island Beer Co. Green Line, Goose Island Beer Co. 312 Urban Wheat
Cost: $7.75 for 16 oz.
For a team that has a portion of its fans nicknamed the “bleacher bums,” you’d think that they’d offer a bit more variety when it comes to their beer options. While Goose Island’s offerings taste better than Old Style, we’d suggest going with the light, traditional Chicago beverage that goes down smooth during a 1:20 day game over beers that you can find anywhere else.
Busch Stadium, Home of the St. Louis Cardinals - Goose Island IPA, Goose Island Honkers, O’Fallon Wheach, Shock Top Wheat, Schlafly Pale Ale, Schlafly Summer Lager, Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen, Urban Chestnut Zwickel, Urban Chestnut Stlipa, Urban Chestnut Hopfen, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Boulevard Brewing Co., Ranger IPA, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel
Cost: $5 for 12 oz.
Although the overall beer lineup is nothing to drool over, Urban Chestnut Brewing is on the menu. That may not mean much to those of us outside of the Missouri realm, however, it’s regarded as one of the best beverages near the stadium. The Urban Chestnut beers began as a dream of a former Anheuser-Busch brewmaster, who added a brewery in Germany to his portfolio earlier this year.
PNC Park, Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates - Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale, Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Victory Hop Devil Ale
Cost: $5.50 for 16 oz.
Pittsburgh’s PNC Park is well-known in the baseball community for its terrific views and great eats. Who can complain about scarfing down a 12-inch Cuban Pretzel Dog featuring diced ham, house-smoked pork, mustard and pickles with the historic Clemente Bridge in the background? You’re going to need something to wash that down, though. Good thing PNC Park offers over 40 craft beers, including local Church Brew Works and Penn Brewery.
Great American Ballpark, Home of the Cincinnati Reds - Rhinegeist Truth American IPA, Shock Top Belgian White, Mad Tree PsycHOPathy IPA, 50 West Wire to Wire Wheat, New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale, Mt. Carmel Nut Brown Ale, Christian Moerlein Altered Pale Ale, Christian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale, Blank Slate The Lesser Path IPA, Listermann Leopold Belgium Blonde, Rivertown Blueberry Lager, Braxton Brewing Sparky Hoppy Wheat Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Warped Wing Ermal’s Belgian Style Cream Ale, 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, Bell’s Oberon Pale Wheat Ale, Founders All Day IPA, Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale, SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale, Yuengling Traditional Lager, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Goose Island Urban 312 Pale Ale, Goose Island IPA, Sam Adams Summer Ale
Cost: $5.25 for 12 oz.
Cincinnati gives their fans a variety of beer, with an 85-foot bar down the third base line, called the Reds Brewery District Bar, offering 22 different brews. If that’s not enough for you, the Bootleggers Bar on the opposite side of the diamond has 13 other options for fans. Reds fans will get the feeling of an old-time bar when going up to Bootleggers. And they’ll cut down on some of the concessions traffic, which is a necessity when you want to get back to your seat to watch Joey Votto bat!
Miller Park, Home of the Milwaukee Brewers - Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Bell’s Oberon Ale, Milwaukee Brewing Company O-Gii, New Belgium Brewing Ranger
Cost: $6 for 16 oz.
Being a MillerCoors-owned park, you’re going to see plenty of their products in the concession lines. However, if you’re interested in branching out to try something unique, Leinenkugel’s Bernie’s Barrelman Ale is only available at this location. But if you want the best that Wisconsin has to offer, try a New Glarus Spotted Cow. For those of you that enjoy cream ales, you won’t be disappointed.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Home of the Los Angeles Angels - Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bastard Ale, Hangar 24 Brewery Betty, Bootlegger’s Brewery Palomino American Pale Ale, Goose Island Beer Co. India Pale Ale, New Belgium Brewing Ranger
Cost: $4.50 for 16 oz.
At 28 cents per ounce of beer, you won’t find a better bang for your buck that in southern California’s home to the Angels. Even at that price, fans are still offered quite the variety, including Draft Pick right outside of Gate 2. Southern California is well represented here from San Diego-based Saint Archer’s options to Los Angeles-famed Golden Road Brewery selections.
Minute Maid Park, Home of the Houston Astros - Saint Arnold Elissa IPA, Saint Arnold Amber Ale, Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower, Blue Moon Belgian White, Goose Island Beer Co. 312 Urban Wheat
Cost: $5 for 14 oz.
The Saint Arnold Beer Bar in Section 104 offers Houston baseball fans an opportunity to sample all of the brewery’s regular and seasonal options. At every Friday home game, visitors can checkout “Happy Hour at the Ballpark”, where they’re able to enjoy $5.25 beers from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Home of the Texas Rangers - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Oska Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Founders All Day IPA, Odell 90 Shiling Ale, Franconia Lager
Cost: $5 for 16 oz.
You’re going to get thirsty after sampling the Rangers’ bacon-flavored cotton candy. What better way to soak in its goodness than by grabbing a brew from the third cheapest ballpark in the majors? Major League Brewhouse has two locations, behind home plate and the third base line. Try a Double Play Sampler if you can’t choose just one of their options!
Safeco Field, Home of the Seattle Mariners - Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis Stout, Northwest Brewing Joker Amber Ale, Black Raven Trickster IPA, Black Raven Session IPA, Fremont Interurban IPA, Iron Horse Brewing Irish Death, Spire Dark & Dry cider, Stone Brewing Company IPA, Schooner Exact King Street Brown, Pike 5x Stout, Pike Kilt Lifter, Pike Naughty Nellie, 21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat, 7 Seas Port Royal Stout, Full Sail Amber, Victory Prima Pils, Bale Breaker Top Cutter IPA, Rogue Hazlenut Brown Ale, Two Beers EVO IPA, Diamond Knot IPA
Cost: $6 for 12 oz.
The Washington Post did a study in 2014 that concluded Safeco’s beer selection is the best in the league. It’s tough to compete with 700+ beer handles. Sales of craft to domestic did so well at the field that the stadium even invested in a cask-conditioned ale system.
O.co Coliseum, Home of the Oakland Athletics - Strike Brewing Co. Wit, Strike Brewing Co. Brown, Strike Brewing Co. Opening Pitch Pale Ale, Strike Brewing Co. IPA, Strike Brewing Co. Blonde, Strike Brewing Co. Irish Red Ale, Sirerra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Drake’s 1500 Pale Ale, Drake’s IPA, Trumer Pils
Cost: $5 for 14 oz.
Oakland’s baseball field plays host not only to the Athletics but a great barbeque selection. At Kinder’s BBQ fans can grab a Famous Ball Tip sandwich, with juicy slices of barbecue sirloin. A Strike Brewing Co. Opening Pitch Pale Ale would go perfectly with just about anything on Kinder’s BBQ’s menu, though.
Dodger Stadium, Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers - Stone Brewing Co. Stone IPA, Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Brewing Co. Smoked Porter, Anchor Brewing Company Anchor Steam Beer
Cost: $6.25 for 20 oz.
Golden Road beers have begun to sprinkle more and more across the Dodger Stadium. In 2011, the brewing company began as a project dedicated to engaging and supporting the growing community of socially-minded beer enthusiasts. They’re constantly experimenting with fresh ingredients through their collection of rotating, seasonal and limited-edition brews.
AT&T Park, Home of the San Francisco Giants - Anchor Porter, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Anchor Steam Beer, Lagunitas IPA, Trumer Pils
Cost: $7 for 14 oz.
While AT&T Park has a great selection of beer inside its ballpark, be sure to stop by its new pre-game party complex beforehand! “The Yard” is made entirely out of shipping containers, and has plenty of Anchor beer, BBQ and ice cream. However, by 2017 or 2018, the Giants will turn the space into a mixed-use housing development and park. So check it out while you can!
Chase Field, Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks - Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Honker’s Ale, Blue Moon Belgian White, 312 Urban Wheat, Phoenix Ale Brewery Camelback IPA
Cost: $4 for 14 oz.
The Draft Room, which was previously known as Arizona Baseball Club, will serve as the craft beer destination for fans with tickets at all levels in Chase Field. The food options are still lacking, as this is a new project. But with over 20+ options on draft, fans should certainly stop by for a brew or two!
Petco Park, Home of the San Diego Padres - Ballast Point Brewing Co. Sculpin IPA, Stone Brewing Co. Ruination IPA, Stone Brewing Co. Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Brewing Co. Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, Green Flash West Coast IPA
Cost: $5 for 14 oz.
While Padres fans have been disappointed coming to Petco Park for most of recent memory, it hasn’t been due in part to the craft beer selection. As the city home to Ballast Point, Stone and Coronado, everything else offered is simply icing on the cake. Make sure you taste all of the local bests by stopping by Craft Beers of San Diego, located in sections 109, 213, and 301.
Coors Field, Home of the Colorado Rockies - Great Divide Brewing Co. Titan IPA, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Avery India Pale Ale (IPA), Odell 90 Shilling Ale, Odell Easy Street Wheat
Cost: $6 for 16 oz.Recently opened in what used to be the upper half of the upper deck seats in right field, “The Rooftop” is a gorgeous set up of home plate at Coors Field. Not to mention, fans have access to the “Tavern Ballpark,” where you’ll find the best selection of brewing. Tickets are cheap, beers are plentiful and views are excellent if you come to a game in the rocky mountain state.
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