TALE OF THE TAPE

Big Beer Vs. Craft Beer At The Ballpark

Big Beer/ Domestics
Craft Beer/Imports
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 09: A vendor sells beer as pitcher Darren O'Day #56 of the Baltimore Orioles walks to the dugout after being removed from the game against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 9, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Taste
Taste, like beauty, is in the eye (or taste buds) of the beholder (or Beerholder). Hard to go wrong with a classic American lager or pilsner like your Dad & Grandad drank at the game.
Winner So many options! You like it hoppy? Sharp? Dark? Woody? Bright? You don't have to be a beer snob to find one that's right up your alley, including the classic tastes.
Alcohol Content
Winner Usually somewhere between 4% & 6% a beer or so; probably just about right for a downing a few in a family environment.
Most craft beers are higher averaging for example 7% to 10% ABV with some reaching close to 20%...or higher. Slow down buddy, there are kids here!
Cost
Winner It's the Ballpark, so it's all pricey - generally the tallboys of domestics are your best bet though.
Pricey, plus a little more coin for a little less. Maybe it's worth it for some, but we are going value.
Access
Winner Cold Beer Here, Ice Cold Beer here! You don't have to get out of your seat...ever, lazy summer day ball park brews are nice.
If you are an upper deck-er at Camden Yards those IPA Kiosks can get you walking a bit looking for one & the lines...the lines.
Style Points
Winner You won't catch me with an overpriced hipster beer, I'm an actual man & I'm here for SPORTS!
Winner Depends on who you are trying to impress, but a quality beer shows you are a man of taste & distinction...even with a little mustard on your shirt.

The Winner Is

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 09: A vendor sells beer as pitcher Darren O'Day #56 of the Baltimore Orioles walks to the dugout after being removed from the game against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 9, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Winner Big Beer/ Domestics
4 out of 5

You really can't go wrong with a cold one on a summer day at the ball park, it's an American tradition as old as the game itself. As long as you keep it in moderation & respect other fans it's all good. But for our purposes, if it was good enough for your Dad, Granddad & his dad it's good enough for you - Beer man over here! ...and don't take a sip of someone's beer while you pass it down the row!

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