How do you like that "recycling" behind the fancy taps at the new Beer concession at Yankee Stadium Gate 6 (Field Level)? Ah, Earth Day. It's this week, you know, and every week.
Anyhoo, $8.50 bottle of Becks, Blue Moon, Goose Island, Magic Hat #9, Longtrail Blackberry Wheat, Hooker Blonde Ale, Widmer Hefeweizen, Land Shark Lager, Leffe Blonde, Corona, Heineken, Presidente. $11 drafts of Goose Island, McSorley's Pale Ale, Hoegaarden, Stella
It doesn't take an insider to let you know that as much as Pork Pie goes with Soccer, so does Beer. Soocer Hooligans aren't high on water.
Friend of ScoreboardGourmet tells me there are about 30 kinds of beer at Red Bull Arena, though some staff think there's only Miller and Coors Light. Don't believe them, keep walking and you'll run into long, long, fridges full of "every beer you can imagine, like Newcastle."
Heineken on tap available at dedicated concessions carts all over Yankee Stadium's upper deck (Terrace/Grandstand). Down in the 200's and 100's the carts pour Coors Light or Miller Lite. That's in addition to the Beers of the World carts, of course. Isn't it strange - no Heineken below decks?
My first beer of the season, a delicious Czechvar, 189 calories, $11 from Beers of the World outposts all over Yankee Stadium, maybe the greatest new thing at the home of the Yankees. Who doesn't love the option to easily purchase beer that tastes good? If you want to get technical, the first beer I tasted came from the cup pictured below. That's what you get when you ask very very very nicely because you want your friend to try the beer and make sure she likes it (she did). Why, then, did I get the mini cup? Because I made a bad pour (all foam) and didn't want to subject her to it. All manners am I. Get Yankees Tickets at StubHub.
Sitting in the Yankee Stadium Bleachers just got a whole lot better - Welcome Beers of the World to this side of the world. Limited selection - Stella, Hoegaarden, Becks, Czechwar - but that's Amazingly Good News. $11. Most are Cash Only. Enjoy your beer at a Bleachers Cafe table, none of which have a decent view of the game. More on this Yankee Stadium Beer Upgrade later.
Now, let's talk about what makes the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar Less exciting this year? This season you can get cocktails in the field level Food Court - Frozen Margs, Pina Coladas, Strawberry Daiquris $13 or $15 in a fancy, skinny, spring-breaky cup. $11 for other drinks, the liquor kind. I have more to say about this too. Come back.
I can't believe this news, mostly because it means I may have to stop criticizing Tropicana Field. Sheesh. Chef Dave Pasternack has partnered up with concessionaire Centerplate to offer two new food stands to Rays fans, which means to relocated New Yorkers who go to Yankees games. Hee hee. I can't give the Rays a break.
Moving on, Fresco Fish Taco and Ti Dave’s Po’ Boys stands will serve signature menu items Pasternack created especially for Rays fans.
Today, Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co. (oldtime Cincinnati brewer, now a subsidiary of Christian Moerlein Brewing Company) released limited-edition Hudy Delight and Hudy 14-K Cincinnati Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative cans featuring this year's inductees Chris Sabo, Pedro Borbon and Tony Mullane. You can buy them (the beers, not the players) in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and N. Kentucky.
Sabo, Borbon and the late Mullane will be honored at the Great American Ballpark on July 17th before the Reds take on the Rockies at 7:10pm.
The inaugural Free Beer and Hot Wings Morning Show "Wingstock" festival will take place at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single A Tigers), on Saturday, June 12. Snoop Dog, Jackyl, Pop Evil and Richy Nix will be there. And, of course, there will be a Wing Alley, featuring a variety of outside vendors offering their best flavors of chicken wings, not for free. This is a one-day festival on the field of Fifth Third Ballpark - no baseball - but I couldn't resist mentioning FREE BEER AND HOT WINGS.