Major League Baseball Beer Guide

By Kay Witkiewicz

America’s national pastime and American craft beer are about the most patriotic pairing imaginable, so what better way to toast the first pitch of Tuesday’s All-Star Game than with a pint of your preferred brew in hand? With this baseball beer guide, find out which of your favorite breweries are pouring at Major League Baseball stadiums around the country.

Since the early 20th century, big beer has played a role in the Major Leagues, starting with Jacob Ruppert, New York Yankees owner and beer baron, who turned the team into a championship-winning powerhouse. Yes, Red Sox fans, he was also responsible for the hiring of Babe Ruth in 1919.

Big beer’s presence is still quite noticeable today; there’s Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies, Anheuser-Busch sponsors Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., and the Milwaukee Brewers play at the aptly-named Miller Park. These days, however, when fans cheer for their home team, they increasingly do so with a local, full-flavored craft beer in hand, and stadiums have adjusted their lineups accordingly.

In honor of the Fourth of July, CraftBeer.com is sharing this guide to help you with your thirst-quenching needs in-between innings. CraftBeer.com has adapted a list originally compiled by Timothy Augustin (@TheBeerBaron), brainchild of WorstBeerBlogEver.com.

Rather than speculate on the availability of specific beers—since kegs and cases turn over as readily as double plays—we’re sticking to listing Brewers Association member pouring breweries. Feel free to chime in and update the list with your favorite team’s craft beers in the comment section.

Major League Baseball Beer Guide

Angel Stadium of Anaheim | Los Angeles Angels | Anaheim, CA
Bootlegger’s Brewery, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

AT&T Park | San Francisco Giants | San Francisco, CA
Anchor Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Busch Stadium | St. Louis Cardinals | St. Louis, MO
Boulevard Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Samuel Adams, Schlafly Beer, Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

Chase Field | Arizona Diamondbacks | Phoenix, AZ
The Phoenix Ale Brewery

Citi Field | New York Mets | Flushing, NY
Abita Brewing Co., Blue Point Brewing Co., Brooklyn Brewery, Ommegang, Sierra Nevada, Six Point Brewing Co., Victory Brewing Co.

Citizens Bank Park | Philadelphia Phillies | Philadelphia, PA
Anchor Brewing, Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Flying Fish Brewing Co., Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Sly Fox Beer, Victory Brewing Co., Tröegs Brewing Co., Yards Brewing Co.

Comerica Park | Detroit Tigers | Detroit, MI
Bell’s Brewery, Inc.

Coors Field | Colorado Rockies | Denver, CO
Boulder Beer, New Belgium Brewing Co., Odell Brewing Co., Oskar Blues, Samuel Adams

Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles Dodgers | Los Angeles, CA
Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Gordon Biersch Brewery, Samuel Adams

Fenway Park | Boston Red Sox | Boston, MA
Harpoon Brewery, Samuel Adams

Great American Ball Park | Cincinnati Reds | CIncinnati, OH
21st Amendment Brewery, Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Avery Brewing Co., Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., Founders Brewing Co., Great Lakes Brewing Co., Rivertown Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co.

Kauffman Stadium | Kansas City Royals | Kansas City, MO
Boulevard Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co.

Marlins Park | Miami Marlins | Miami, FL
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales

Miller Park | Milwaukee Brewers | Milwaukee, WI
Lakefront Brewing Co., New Glarus Brewing

Minute Maid Park | Houston Astros | Houston, TX
Samuel Adams, Spoetzl Brewery, St. Arnold Brewing Co.

Nationals Park | Washington Nationals | Washington, D.C.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Flying Dog Brewing Co., Heavy Seas Beer, Brewery Ommegang, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum | Oakland Athletics | Oakland, CA
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Baltimore Orioles | Baltimore, MD
Flying Dog Brewery, Fordham Brewing, Heavy Seas Beer, Old Dominion Brewing Co.

PETCO Park | San Diego Padres | San Diego, CA
Ballast Point Brewing Co., Karl Strauss Brewery, Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co.

PNC Park | Pittsburgh Pirates  | Pittsburgh, PA
21st Amendment Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Church Brew Works, Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, East End Brewing Co., Erie Brewing Co., Flying Dog Brewing Co., Harpoon Brewery,  Lagunitas Brewing Co., Pennsylvania Brewing Co., Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Tröegs Brewing Co.

Progressive Field | Cleveland Indians | Cleveland, OH
Buckeye Brewing Co., Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., Great Lakes, Hoppin’ Frog, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

Rangers Ballpark | Texas Rangers | Arlington, TX
Brooklyn Brewery, New Belgium Brewing Co., Rahr & Sons,  Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Spoetzl Brewery, St. Arnold Brewing Co.

Safeco Field | Seattle Mariners | Seattle, WA
Fremont Brewing Co., Harmon Brewery, Iron Horse Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Lazy Boy Brewing

Target Field | Minnesota Twins | Minneapolis, MN
Samuel Adams, Summit Brewing Co., Surly Brewing Co.

Tropicana Field | Tampa Bay Rays | St. Petersburg, FL
Cigar City Brewing Co.

Turner Field | Atlanta Braves | Atlanta, GA
Abita Brewing Co., Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Sweetwater Brewing Co.

U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago White Sox | Chicago, IL
Bell’s Brewery, Inc.

Yankee Stadium | New York Yankees | Bronx, NY
Brooklyn Brewery, Samuel Adams

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