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  1. “Their prices and sizes are very pocket-friendly”

    Really!? Glad I don’t live in LA

    Comment by adohaj — July 17, 2012 @ 10:54 am

  2. The Domestic Draft Small is a better deal than the Domestic Draft Large. I guess they figure if you drink Bud Light, you probably aren’t so good at math.

    Comment by Jimbo69 — July 17, 2012 @ 10:57 am

  3. At this moment I am feeling very fortunate about living in Seattle and going to games at Safeco. Never mind the baseball team.

    Comment by Kyle — July 17, 2012 @ 11:47 am

  4. They have Red Trolley on tap at the stadium.

    Comment by Andy — July 17, 2012 @ 11:54 am

  5. They have Red Trolley on tap at the stadium.

    Comment by Beermare — July 17, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

  6. I was under the impression that despite Shocktop being owned by Busch (or whoever), the parent organization did little to shift the brewing practices of the acquired brewery. That is, that despite Shocktop being bought out, their brewing process had remained untouched. I could be wrong though… very wrong…

    Comment by Resolution — July 17, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

  7. This could be true. I don’t love the beer either way, but id rank it among the better tap choices at the stadium.

    Comment by Eno Sarris — July 17, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

  8. whoah by four cents an ounce! didn’t even occur to me. and I wasn’t drunk!

    Comment by Eno Sarris — July 17, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

  9. Really? Where?

    Comment by Eno Sarris — July 17, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

  10. On the lodge level near home plate area. I believe.

    Comment by Beermare — July 17, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

  11. People say AT&T has amazing beer choices, and they are exceptional for a ballpark, but all of the real winners are only available in the attached pub, and getting service during a game there sucks and trying to take it back to your seat when it’s crowded in the pub really sucks and if you’re sitting in the upper level in left field then buy two because you’ll have the first one finished by the time you get to your seat because that ramp does its best to approximate the feeling of climbing Nob and Russian Hills.

    Outside of the pub, you’ll find Anchor, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, and Mendocino. No surprises, but all still tolerable or better. The real disappointment is the amount of flat beer I’ve had there. That’s the real odd thing.

    Camden Yards and Citizens Bank are the two best, I think. I’ve heard great things about the Nats home too.

    Comment by laerm — July 17, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

  12. C’mon. When you start complaining about Lagunitas and Mendocino being flat in a ballpark setting, you are spoiled, fer crissakes.

    I don’t know what you’ve heard about Nats Park, but it’s much worse than what you’ve described in San Francisco. Perhaps now that people are actually going to games it’ll improve, but I doubt it.

    Comment by mockcarr — July 17, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

  13. To be fair, if I ever found Anchor Liberty on tap in the park, I probably wouldn’t even watch the game.

    Comment by mockcarr — July 17, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

  14. I was afraid I was. :P Well, I am moving from the lovely beer-loving climes of SF to a small town in northern MN where the best liquor store’s import selection is Corona, Heineken, and Bass, so I’ll have ample opportunity to get off my high horse there. (Though, in my defense, flat beer will always surprise me in a setting that sells a lot of beer, i.e. a ballpark.)

    I’d heard Nats Park had Flying Fish, Dogfish, and Flying Dog. Nope?

    Comment by laerm — July 17, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

  15. Yup, that’s right. Had one last night.

    Comment by David M. — July 17, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

  16. We found a couple of other beers on-tap at dodger stadium recently, it seems at the field level has better craft options than the loge or reserve levels:

    Stan Kasten has asked for fans input on how to improve the ballpark experience in Los Angeles, so we gotta let him know that better beer is important!

    Here is our call-to-action:

    Comment by John Verive (@octopushat) — July 17, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

  17. Oh, come on. As a Texas resident, I would choose AT&T’s “no surprises” over the Arlington lineup any day.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — July 18, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

  18. It just feels to me like there’s no reason not to have craft beer at a baseball stadium at this point. I’m not asking you to get rid of all the Bud Light, but in L.A. there are 50 million fantastic breweries and people will drink it. And like you said, I’m more than happy to suck back at least a Boston Lager. I just don’t understand what the disadvantage to having the option is.

    Comment by Andrew — July 18, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

  19. As much as I love the Dodgers as my team, their selection is poor. I’ve been to 34 parks, and oddly Kansas City, Anaheim, and Oakland had the widest selections. Even the beer stadiums (Busch) have better selection and easier availability to get. Hopefully the new owners fix this. I think Shea, the Vet, and Busch II were the worst, but I agree. Ballparks should always try and feature the local craft brews.

    Comment by Paddy — July 18, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

  20. Signed.

    Comment by Eno Sarris — July 18, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

  21. I thought they had Fat Tire?

    Comment by Nu? BillyBaroooo — July 19, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

  22. That mighta been Anaheim…

    Comment by Nu? BillyBaroooo — July 19, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

  23. Wait a minute, Shock Top was completely fabricated by Bud in response to Blue Moon. At least Blue Moon can say they were a real craft beer before it garnered wide distribution by Coors and it was also the first beer ever brewed at a baseball field.

    Shock Top uses high fructose corn syrup. Blue Moon is at least a few notches above Shock Top even if BM isn’t “authentic” craft.

    Comment by LionoftheSenate — July 20, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

  24. 85% of beer consumed is a lager. Add in summer, hot temps, then that number is probably 95%. The demand of lager, esp American light lagers far, far outstrips craft ales at the ballpark. If craft tried to make more lagers, then maybe you’d see more craft beer at the ball park. The dirty little secret of craft is that making a dark beer or ale is much easier than making a lager. There is that.

    Comment by LionoftheSenate — July 20, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

  25. All true, but lager still tastes like piss, even “good” ones.

    Comment by nu? billy barooo — July 22, 2012 @ 1:09 am

  26. who goes to a baseball game to drink craft beers? Thats just plain silly. You can go to SF and pay $20 for each beer and $150 for each game ticket. As for the commenter that said the small draft is a better value, do you forget they put an inch of head on each draft beer? that clearly swings the value in favor of the larger cup.

    Comment by Joe Smith — May 29, 2013 @ 5:06 am

  27. Nobody goes to a game to drink craft beer, but it sure would be nice to have the option of ordering it if that’s what you prefer.

    Comment by kneel28 — July 23, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

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