A beer nerd’s guide to baseball: Ranking every stadium by craft beer offerings
To many fans in today’s baseball stadiums, a beer fits the hand like a ball in a glove. The game itself — the pace, length, even the volume — seems to fit the beverage more than any other. And, increasingly, that beer in your hand at the ballpark is from a local craft brewery instead of a national macro brewery.
Just as the food options at most stadiums have begun to include smaller shops dedicated to interesting, well-crafted food sourced from the local culture, beer options have trended toward suds from local craft breweries over the past five years. That follows a national trend: Nearly five times as much craft beer is being sold today as was sold 15 years ago.
Not every park has followed the trends as well as the industry leaders. A handful of parks have beer festivals and weekly beer events featuring hard-to-find options. A few parks have co-branded beers with local breweries that are only available in their friendly confines. And then there are parks…