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The best ballpark beer

May 15, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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I know we’ve had a couple of posts on this recently, but those were by people I don’t know. I know Jay Jaffe, however, and he knows beer. He even makes his own. Strains it with his epic mustache, I’m going to assume.

So when he writes about the best ballpark beer, it’s worth reading. Especially because, like me, Jay does not appear to be a total hophead. I like a good pale ale, but the “insane hops cranked up to 11” trent is tiresome for me. Porters and stouts and quality summer brews and stuff like that are my friends.

With that in mind I will take issue with his Comerica Park choice — Bell’s Oberon is better than the Founder’s IPA — but overall these are fine choices.

  1. ctony1216 - May 16, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Jaffe totally rips the beer selection at Yankee Stadium, and rightfully so. Nothing at all special, and worse, the prices are ridiculous. When I saw a $12 beer on the menu, for a 12- or 16-ounce Budweiser or something, I just said no, and I enjoyed the game just the same. Good baseball, bad beer choices.

    But it made me want to organize a petition — “I will not drink any beer at Yankee Stadium over $6.” Maybe, if enough people stopped buying that overpriced swill, they’d lower their prices.

    • dexterismyhero - May 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM

      There is nothing wrong with a Cold Bud, but $10-$12 for a 16 ouncer is frigging ridiculous. and I say that for any beer.

  2. kirschmania - May 17, 2013 at 4:28 AM

    You missed Summit EPA (st paul) at Target Field. Fan favorite and delicious.

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