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.
This is awesome. It’s a beer aged on donated Louisville Slugger™ baseball bats. On top of that all proceeds are donated to Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.
It’s made by Fremont Brewery in Seattle. It was conceived by former Mariner’s pitcher Chris Ray (now with Cleveland), which makes it doubly cool. According to Wikipedia this beer is, or was, sold at Safeco Field which is triply cool. If a Mariners fan out there could confirm, that’d be awesome.
Chris Ray is an avid homebrewer and is planning to open up a brewery with his brother down in Virginia called Center of the Universe Brewing. I think that’s awesome and would definitely drive down and check it out.
When researching this I discovered that the beer is actually listed in untappd for 5 different breweries. Saint Arnold, Cigar City, 21st Amendment, and APerennial Artisan Ales also have a version.