Clearly the Phillies only do one thing right, and that’s beer. Philadelphia has a great beer scene, and Citizen’s Bank Ballpark is no different. This list was compiled by the producers of www.ChocolateCoveredMemories.com & www.MyRuinedLife.com listing all (well, besides the obvious macro brews) the beers available, and it’s broken down by section. (Something I probably should do next year with the Citi Field Beer List.
So while I like what the Mets have improved upon in the beer department, they’ve got a long way to go.
Let’s take a quick peek.
Locals: They’ve got Flying Fish, Victory, Prism, Weyerbacher, Yards, Yuengling, Sly Fox, Troegs, and Philadelphia Brewing Company. I may be missing a few off the list, but that’s quite a bit.
Styles: If you’ve been paying attention, I’ve been suggesting the Mets need a dark beer. (They don’t even have Guinness) CBP isn’t much better. They’ve got Guinness though, and also 21st Amendment’s Back in Black which is a delicious black IPA but not quite the same as a rich, malty porter. Baseball is a summer sport, but you can get chilly days early and late if your team hopes to make the playoffs. Even some summer nights are chilly and could use a darker beer. The rest of the selection is pretty broad across many styles. IPAs, a couple of Belgians, wheats, summers, even Sam Oktoberfest which is still way too early for but I think should be a staple of September and October baseball, Pilsners, Lagers, Pale Ales, Blondes, and ciders.
Location: I haven’t been to Citizen’s Bank Ballpark since 2007, and the beer was plentiful then, but it looks like now there are craft beers pretty much anywhere you look. 95% of Citi Field’s beer selection is located in 5 spots, but at CBP it looks like you never have to go more than a section or two, or perhaps one level down, to find a craft beer. That’s refreshingly awesome.