7 best NFL stadiums for craft beer

Published September 06, 2013

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7 best NFL stadiums for craft beer

7 best NFL stadiums for craft beer

For when you just can't stomach another Coors: where to find the best craft beer selection at the game.

Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Field

Seattle’s Safeco Field took the cake for best baseball stadiums for craft beer, and now Seattle’s CenturyLink Field takes the top spot for football, too. Hey, we didn’t mean to stack the odds for Seattle, but we can’t deny that the CenturyLink Field has more than 30 beers throughout the stadium. 

There’s the new Brougham Beer Hall, as well as the craft house, that offer just enough beer to satiate the most snobby craft beer Seahawks fan. And by selling brews from even the smaller breweries of the Northwest, like famed Elysian Brewing and Two Beers Brewing, CenturyLink is dedicated to its hometown brews (and wines — the selection of Washington wines at the beer hall isn't too shabby, either). Note to self: become a bandwagon fan of Seattle sports if only to enjoy a good drink at the games.

Detroit Lions, Ford Field

We’re not too surprised that Detroit is near the top of our list of craft beers; after all, the stadium itself hosts a number of favorite Michigan breweries. Bell’s Brewery, New Holland Brewing Co., Founder’s Brewing Co., Atwater, Liberty Ales, and Short’s Brewing Co. can be found on tap throughout the stadium and in the Michigan Craft House, just for the beer lovers. (We’re also geeking out about a new cocktail station from Detroit cocktail hot spot The Sugar House, but that’s a whole other ball game.)

Houston Texans, Reliant Stadium

Texans fans have a lot to be grateful for at the beer concession stands: there are local favorites like Karbach Brewing Co., Shiner Bock (practically the Texas state beer), Southern Star Brewing Co., St. Arnold Brewing Company, and others on tap. For such a local craft beer list, we’ll even forgive the stadium for its recent addition of Goose Island (another brewery owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev.)

Carolina Panthers, Bank of America Stadium

This ought to make some North Carolina brew-hounds very, very happy. The Carolina Panthers have made their love for craft beer known by adding several new breweries to the lineup this year, particularly the NoDa Brewing Company, Big Boss Brewing, New Belgium Brewing Company (a new addition to the Carolina beer scene) and the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Even more impressive: the new beer garden opened at section 101, with an even bigger beer selection, shares Carolina Beer.

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