I work in San Francisco a couple of times a year, and whenever I visit the Bay Area, I make it a point to attend a Giants game—assuming it’s baseball season, of course. San Francisco is an amazing city for baseball fans and beer geeks, and its citizens genuinely care about good craft beer. That shows in the variety of great beer bars and beer shops in the city. (I left my heart in San Francisco‘s City Beer Store last time I was there. I fucking love that place.) But it also shows inside the city’s Major League Baseball venue, AT&T Park.
And you can find a vast array of craft beer inside the park as well, including at a dedicated Anchor Steam kiosk behind the center field seats.
From an AP story on the subject of beer at AT&T Park and Comerica Park, home of the Tigers:
“In a trendy, gourmet food-and-drink obsessed place such as San Francisco, a generic ‘cold beer’ at AT&T Park often doesn’t cut the mustard as a companion to the stadium’s pungent garlic fries or a Caribbean-style concoction called the Cha-Cha Bowl.
At Detroit’s Comerica Park, where only a couple of locally made beers are on tap, the die-hard Motor City fans are just fine with the unpretentious, established American beer brands.
Concessions directors at both stadiums say each facility’s beers reflect the fans – eclectic and diverse in San Francisco, and blue collar in Detroit.”
No offense to Detroit, I have a number of friends in the Motor City, and it’s great it in its own right. But in the World Series of beer, San Francisco take the trophy every single time.