Beer and baseball. Can you think of two things in this country that go better together? The two have lived a symbiotic relationship for decades. I grew up a Yankees fan, thanks be to God, and I remember after a homerun Phil Rizzuto would declared it “Miller Time”. In the 1950’s, a giant Ballantine Ale banner adorned centerfield at the big ballpark in the Bronx declaring itself the “Stadium Favorite”. Despite the exorbitant cost, and missing at least a half an inning on line at the concession stand, a game just ain’t a game without a beer.
So you can imagine my delight last night as I entered Coca-Cola Park, the home of the AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs, and while strolling to my seat saw a stand selling beer direct from the Bethlehem BrewWorks. A pint of a delicious red lager, followed by a pint of the Pig Pen Pils, and I was a man enjoying life the way it was meant to be!
Minor League baseball does a lot of things well. The tickets are priced right, the games are fun and exciting, and stadiums usually attempt to bring in a bit of the local culture. Whoever decided to go get this beer deserves my thanks and admiration.
Posted by: David McBride