Beers & Baseball: The Perfect Pairing

by: Jimi The Intern
April 4, 2017

Baseball season is back, and there’s nothing better than enjoying a cold beer at the ballpark on a hot summer day. It’s as American as a Bald Eagle eating an apple pie while jamming to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

In our area, we’re lucky enough to have a wealth of professional baseball clubs who are dedicated to their local community. We’re even luckier that these teams have embraced craft beer.

From bars around the stadium to specialty beers on the concourse, you can always find a great craft beer within cheering distance of your favorite team.

FNB Field

Now home to the Harrisburg Senators and Harrisburg City Islanders, FNB Field is one of the best minor league stadiums in the region.

How many other teams can say they play on an island?

Plus, if you’re a craft beer fan, FNB Field is within walking distance to most of the bars in downtown Harrisburg. McGrath’s, Arooga’s and more offer top-notch draft lists to get your game day going.

Intern Jimi Tip: Grab a Tröegs Sunshine Pils. There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day.

The area is also surrounded by craft breweries like  ZerØday Brewing Co.The Millworks, and Appalachian Brewing Company for a pint of fresh local beer.

Once you get into the stadium, you can find your favorites like Tröegs, ABC and more on draft, in a bottle or can throughout the concourse.

Clipper Magazine Stadium

It’s no secret that Lancaster is a great beer town, but it’s also a great sports town that loves its baseball.

When you put the two together, Lancaster becomes a must-hit spot this summer for a Lancaster Barnstormers game and a few beers.

You don’t need to look far for a drink either. Right across the street from the stadium sits my favorite beer bar in Lancaster, The Fridge.

With a wide selection of craft beer plus pizza and gourmet hot dogs, you can fill up and get to the game in no time.

Intern Jimi Tip: A piece of their portabella and cremini mushroom pizza pairs perfectly with an IPA.

Around the stadium are plenty of other places to find craft brews like Spring House Brewing Co., Iron Hill Brewery, and Hunger N’ Thirst. 

Clipper Magazine also gives baseball fanatics a large lineup of local and regional craft beers to choose from.

Be sure to check out their “Pizza, Pinball & Beer” before every Monday night home game from 6-7:30 p.m. for unlimited pinball, pizza, and beer at only $25.

PeoplesBank Stadium

York’s craft beer scene continues to grow and now features an all-new brewery to check out this summer.

Collusion Tap Works is just a short ride away from the York Revolution’s home at PeoplesBank Stadium. They offer more than 20 of their own beers with anything from sours to stouts.

If you’re looking for something closer to the stadium, Liquid Hero Brewing Company is located directly across the street from the stadium.

Other places to hit before the first pitch are MudHook Brewing Co., Holy Hound Taproom, and BrewVino.

While in the stadium be sure to check out their Grand Slam Brew Pub along the third base line where they have a rotating list of beer on draft and in bottles.

Where is your favorite place to grab a drink before the game?

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