As a new season opens up at one of baseball’s most affordable drinking parks, Lee Porter has once again given you a treasure map of where you can find all of the best beers at Citizens Bank Park. So, what’s new this year?
“Here are the biggest things that caught our eye for this 2016 season: more cans, less bottles … and way less local/craft beer than ever before …
Well, at first glance, the good news is that most of the mainstay local/craft beers from recent seasons are still available. The bad news is that these local/craft options are even more scattered in 2016, as Goose Island and Shock Top, for example, take up even more of the taps that used to host local/craft beer.
If the On Deck Series was any indication, it looks like we’re back to the standard from years past, where we’ll have to race to certain Brewerytown locations and specialty kiosks to find more of a variety of beers …
- Local Weyerbacher is at CBP for the first time on draft that I recall, with their Last Chance IPA.
- New Belgium Brewing Company entered the Pennsylvania market this past year, and they are a very prevalent new addition to CBP, which is a little head-scratching since they are a Colorado brewery. There were lots of Fat Tire Amber Ale cans all over the place for the Exhibition Series, and draft options include Fat Tire, Citradelic Tangerine IPA, and Heavy Melon Watermelon Lime Ale.
- SweetWater Brewing Company, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, is another new addition to CBP this year. Their 420 Extra Pale Ale cans are 16-ouncers.
- Goose Island’s Green Line American Pale Ale is a new addition to CBP in both draft and can options.
- Flying Fish Brewing Company has a new offering this year: Daylights Saving Session IPA in 16-ounce cans.
- Local Conshohocken Brewery’s Puddlers Row ESB is back for a second year and is a great beer for when it’s cooler out.”
The full spreadsheet of what beers you can find and where is available right here. Screenshot it. Bookmark it. Memorize it.