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 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 Craft 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 Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Busch Stadium | St. Louis Cardinals | St. Louis, MO
Boulevard Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Samuel Adams, Schlafly Beer, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Chase Field | Arizona Diamondbacks | Phoenix, AZ
The Phoenix Ale Brewery
Citi Field | New York Mets | Flushing, NY
Abita Brewing Company, Blue Point Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Ommegang, Sierra Nevada, Six Point Brewing Company, Victory Brewing Company
Citizens Bank Park | Philadelphia Phillies | Philadelphia, PA
Anchor Brewing, Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Sly Fox Beer, Victory Brewing Company, Tröegs Brewing Company, Yards Brewing Company
Comerica Park | Detroit Tigers | Detroit, MI
Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
Coors Field | Colorado Rockies | Denver, CO
Boulder Beer, New Belgium Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Co., Oskar Blues, Samuel Adams
Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles Dodgers | Los Angeles, CA
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, 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 Company, Avery Brewing Company, Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., Founders Brewing Company, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Rivertown Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co.
Kauffman Stadium | Kansas City Royals | Kansas City, MO
Boulevard Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Co.
Marlins Park | Miami Marlins | Miami, FL
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
Miller Park | Milwaukee Brewers | Milwaukee, WI
Lakefront Brewing Company, New Glarus Brewing
Minute Maid Park | Houston Astros | Houston, TX
Samuel Adams, Spoetzl Brewery, St. Arnold Brewing Company
Nationals Park | Washington Nationals | Washington, D.C.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Flying Dog Brewing Company, Heavy Seas Beer, Brewery Ommegang, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum | Oakland Athletics | Oakland, CA
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
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 Company, 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 Company, Erie Brewing Co., Flying Dog Brewing Company, Harpoon Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Pennsylvania Brewing Co., Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., Tröegs Brewing Company
Progressive Field | Cleveland Indians | Cleveland, OH
Buckeye Brewing Co., Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., Great Lakes, Hoppin’ Frog, Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Rangers Ballpark | Texas Rangers | Arlington, TX
Brooklyn Brewery, New Belgium Brewing Company, Rahr & Sons, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Spoetzl Brewery, St. Arnold Brewing Company
Safeco Field | Seattle Mariners | Seattle, WA
Fremont Brewing Company, Harmon Brewery, Iron Horse Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Lazy Boy Brewing
Target Field | Minnesota Twins | Minneapolis, MN
Samuel Adams, Summit Brewing Company, Surly Brewing Company
Tropicana Field | Tampa Bay Rays | St. Petersburg, FL
Cigar City Brewing Company
Turner Field | Atlanta Braves | Atlanta, GA
Abita Brewing Company, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Sweetwater Brewing Company
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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Foreign yet approachable, like any good German beer, Kay Witkiewicz, the current Craft Beer Program intern for the Brewers Association, is as avid a homebrewer as he is a beer writer. Expanding his knowledge of beer one sentence, one sip, and one stir of the mash at a time, he hopes to one day open a brewpub, following the seasonal brewing practices of old.