Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.
I feel fairly confident when I say that no other Major League ballpark in America shows a commitment to local craft beer quite like Safeco Field. No, I have not visited all of the other ballparks in the big leagues, but I cannot imagine a ballpark showing more dedication to craft beer. Our ballpark even has cask-conditioned beer at every game, poured from specially designed beer engines. I have even heard non-craft beer drinkers complain about the number of taps dedicated to craft beer. Ya, sorry about that.
Cask-conditioned beer at the ballpark. Photo by Kendall Jones.
On Friday July 11th, the Mariners play the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field. In addition to the ballgame, this will be a special Brewery Night event, featuring cask-conditioned beer and other special beers from six local craft breweries. Details are still being finalized, but here’s what we know.
The special Brewery Night beers pour at a private, pre-game party on the 300 level called the Outside Corner. We like to call it the brew deck. Join the brewers, or other brewery representatives, and enjoy a selection cask-conditioned beers poured from firkins, along with other regular, CO2-driven beers.
Confirmed breweries include Naked City Brewing andSilver City Brewing.
Washington beers at the ballpark. Photo by Kendall Jones.
A number of other breweries are on deck and will be finalized in the coming weeks. As we understand it, the list of invitees includes 7 Seas Brewing, Black Raven Brewing, Fremont Brewing, Schooner Exact Brewing, and others. Note that none of those breweries have confirmed. We’ll update this post when the lineup is finalized.
The Brewery Night Event takes place during the two hours leading up to game time (5:00 – 7:00).
Tickets are $29 and include two drink vouchers, a Mariners koozie, and your seat (view level). Drink vouchers must be used during the pregame party.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the event website