Craft beer with baseball
Americans love sports and beer. The biggest four sports (basketball, American football, ice hockey and baseball) attract hundreds of thousands of people every weekend to the stadiums. Those stadiums are filled with families on wholesome weekend outings, and also beer to enjoy with hot dogs and popcorn.
Traditionally you’d always find American beers like Miller, Coors or Bud (not to be confused with the Czech original). On the waves of the craft beer revolution, however, more and more room has been made for beer from smaller, more independent breweries. Don’t be surprised if you see dozens of craft beers at one of the enormous stadium bars, right next to the standard lagers. I myself once enjoyed an Anchor Liberty Ale during a baseball game in San Diego - it turned out to be one of the longest in history. The game lasted 22 innings, which took six hours and 16 minutes, and no score was scored for 13 innings. In the end, the rule turned out to be that the sale of beer after the seventh inning was stopped – so tens of thousands of spectators left at 10:30pm, feeling very thirsty indeed.
The Great American Ball Park, home to the Cincinnati Reds, has a bar with up to 60 different craft beers, including Flying Dog and Lagunitas. Citizens Bank Park (The Phillies) also sells dozens. The previously mentioned Petco Stadium of the San Diego Padres, a 'capital' when it comes to American craft beer, offers Ballast Point, PizzaPort, Stone and Lost Abbey. Beer and sport: they go together so well.