Petco Park's Craft Beer Scene
Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres, is an awesome park any way you look at and is considered one of the best ball parks in the country. If your a hophead Padre fan like me it only gets better. Petco Park completely embraces the San Diego craft beer scene in every way with a huge offering of San Diego's best craft breweries. Ballast Point has a huge presence in Petco Park along with Stone, Pizza Port, Karl Strauss and more.
While at Petco Park expect to find many of these local favorites:
Alesmith 39San Diego Pale Ale .394 for Tony Gwynn, Nut Brown Ale, Alesmith X Extra Pale, Speedway Stout
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, Black Marlin, Pale Ale, Calico Amber Ale, Longfin Lager, Wahoo Wheat, Fathom IPL, Piper Down, Grunion Pale Ale, Sculpin IPA,Grapefruit Sculpin, Dorado Double IPA, Indra Kunindra
Benchmark Brewing Company Table Beer
Black Market Bavarian Style Hefeweizen, Black Market Brown Ale
Coronado Brewing Co Golden, Coronado Mermaids Red, Coronado Orange Wit, Coronado Islander IPA
Fall Brewing Company (North Park) Loudspeaker IPA, Spirit of 77 IPA
Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale, Karl Strauss Amber, Karl Strauss IPA, Karl Strauss Pintail Pale, Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA, Mosaic Session Ale, Wreck Alley Imperial Stout
Lost Abbey Devotion
Lightning Thunderweizen, Lightning Elemental Pilsner, Lightning Fair Weather Pale Ale, Lightning Amber Ale
Manzanita Riverwalk Blonde
Mike Hess Habitus Double IPA, Jucundus Orange Honey Wheat, Grazias Vienna Cream Ale, Claritas Kolsch, Habitus, Venator
Mission Blonde, Amber Ale, Hefeweizen, IPA, Shipwrecked, Dark Seas, Hard Root Beer
Monkey Paw Up The Hill Backwards, Prima Donna Table Beer
Mother Earth Pin Up Pale Ale
Pizza Port Ponto Session IPA, Swamis IPA, Chronic Amber Ale, Pick Six Pilsner and Petco Park Pale Ale
Port Brewing Wipeout IPA
Saint Archer Blonde Ale, Saint Archer IPA, Saint Archer Pale Ale, Saint Archer White Ale
Stone Levitation, Pale Ale, IPA, Cali-Belgique IPA, Ruination, Arrogant Bastard Ale, Drew & Steve’s Imperial Mutt Brown Ale, Reason Be Damned Belgian Style Ale
Petco Park hosts a variety of sponsored craft beer events through out the Padre season. Every level in the park offers a huge variety of local craft beer.
Even the cocktail bars have a couple taps of some extra good liquid. Here there is Fall, Monkey Paw and Benchmark on tap.
The park itself offers even more areas to enjoy the atmosphere and the game. There are spots located all over Petco Park where you can sit and enjoy a craft beer with fellow fans of either craft beer and or Padre baseball and engage in good conversation.
Food, craft beer and baseball at Petco Park has the makings of an awesome day. We recommend any hophead and beer geek to go have some fun at Petco Park and check out the craft brew love that the local Padres park offers. You won't be sorry.
Don't forget their are a bunch of breweries right outside the park such as Mission Brewery, Half Door and Monkey Paw. Have fun.
Cheers and Go Padres!
- Jon Winn