White Sox: Beer and baseball getting a big boost in Chicago
The Midwest is seeing a boom in the craft beer industry and the White Sox fans get to benefit from it.
As Opening Day approaches, White Sox fans will have plenty of places around Guaranteed Rate Field to enjoy a beer from Revolution Brewing.
This great news was announced by many media outlets, including an article from Josh Noel with the Chicago Tribune.
According to Noel’s piece:
"“Revolution, which had nine draft handles at the ballpark last year, will see a marked expansion at Sox games in 2018 and beyond: 38 draft handles, plus eight more taps at the bar in what was previously a private event space only occasionally open to the public.”"
Where to find the taps
The taps will be located in a social media center where fans can charge their phones, take selfies, and drink lots and lots of beer. The #SoxSocial Tap Room will be located on the 200-level of the park.
This taproom will be a fantastic complement to the Bullpen Bar on the 500-level of the park. According to Noel, the Craft Kave in the Bullpen Bar proved that White Sox fans want more than Budweiser and Miller Lite. Not only will fans have options of 38 different beers on rotation from Revolution, the Craft Kave will also have about 45 of its own options, too.
Bringing beer to MLB parks makes sense
It makes sense to bring craft beers to Major League Baseball ballparks. This isn’t a new idea as several ballparks around the league already have a solid reputation with craft-beer fans. In 2014, The Washington Post featured the best beer at ballparks around the MLB. Some stadiums were quick to jump on the craft-beer train. But, others like Yankee Stadium and Wrigley Field are way behind the trend. Pairing with Revolution Brewing makes the White Sox one of the best beer parks in the MLB.
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Providing options for fans
At some parks, like Comerica Park in Detroit, the craft-beer bar has become a go-to spot for hanging out during games. Their standing-room-only Off-Ramp Bar offers craft beers from Founders and Bell’s Brewery. It also features a huge screen so fans can watch the game while they enjoy their cold drafts.
In cold weather locales like Chicago, fans can escape the elements while still enjoying the game. Offering alternative spots for ticketed fans to relax and watch the game keeps them in the park. It also lets them warm up in the early days of the season and cool down in the heat of the summer. The #SoxSocial Tap Room will be such a place.
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If you want to enjoy the craft beer options at Guaranteed Rate Field in 2018, remember to bring your money. The White Sox and Revolution Brewery have not released prices yet, but expect them to be around $8 to $10.