Top 10 MLB Stadiums for Craft Beer

Around two years ago, the Yankee Stadium made a glaring error that sent the beer world into a total frenzy.

Attempting to fool their patrons into thinking they served craft beer, the Yankee Stadium put up the sign "Craft Beer Destination" above their bar...

Which would be totally be fine if they did serve craft beer.

So what did they sell?

All the beers were made by the MillerCoors corporation including Blue Moon, Leinenkugel's Summer Shady, Crispin, and Batch 19 - not exactly craft beer.

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Putting corporate beer styles on an artsy chalkboard didn't fool anyone, and after all the negative press, they quickly changed the name to "Beer Mixology Station."  

So what ballpark CAN you go to to enjoy a real craft beer? Luckily, more and more stadiums are recognizing the growing popularity of craft beer. Here are our favorites.

10. Comerica Park: Home of the Detroit Tigers

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Comerica Park is in Michigan, which means it has access to a lot of great local breweries. In the stadium, you'll find an excellent selection of craft beer. Their top rated beers are:

  1. Two Hearted Ale by Bell's Brewery
  2. Founders Porter by Founders Brewing Company
  3. Founders Red's Rye IPA by Founders Brewing Company
  4. Founders Dirty Bastard by Founders Brewing Company
  5. Bell's Kalamazoo Stout by Bell's Brewery

9. Petco Park: Home of the San Diego Padres

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Being in the same city as Stone Brewery, it would be a huge shame if the Padres didn't serve their beer. Fortunately, they do... and more! At Petco park, you can enjoy:

  1. Sculpin IPA by Ballast Point Brewing Company
  2. Stone Ruination IPA by Stone Brewing Co
  3. Green Flash West Coast IPA by Green Flash Brewing Co
  4. Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale by Stone Brewing Co
  5. Sublimely Self Righteous Ale by Stone Brewing Co

8. Busch Stadium: Home of the St. Louis Cardinals

Busch Stadium is proud to serve beer made by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, a local favorite. They also have a wide selection from a few different breweries making it easy to find something you'll not only like, but also remember forever. Some of their best beers on tap are:

  1. Hopfen by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
  2. Schnickelfritz by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
  3. Zwickel by Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
  4. Ranger by New Belgium Brewing

7. PNC Park: Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates

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PNC Park in Pittsburgh is a beautiful stadium with great views of the city. They have an even bigger and wider selection of beer than Busch Stadium. The only problem is, you won't be able to try all of their best beers in a single game - there's just too many of them! At PNC Park, you can get:

  1. Two Heared Ale by Bell's Brewery
  2. A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company
  3. Indian Brown Ale by Dogfish Head Brewery
  4. 60 Minute IPA by Dogfish Head Brewery
  5. Hop Devil Ale by Victory Brewing Company

6. Citezens Bank Park: Home of the Philadelphia Phillies

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Citizens Bank Park, also in Pennsylvania, provides a variety of great beer as well. Not only do they serve craft beers from breweries in Pennsylvania, they also serve a lot of craft beer from out-of-state breweries, giving you a lot of options depending on what you're thirsty for. Here are some of the fan favorites:

  1. Rare Vos Amber Ale by Brewery Ommegang
  2. Hop Devil Ale by Victory Brewing Company
  3. Prima Pils by Victory Brewing Company
  4. Pikeland Pils by Sly Fox Brewing Company
  5. Brooklyn Lager by Brooklyn Brewery

5. Nationals Park: Home of the Washington Nationals