Craft Beer at the Big A, 2015

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Going to games at the Big A are one of my favorite things to do, besides visit new breweries.  For the past two years, I’ve written about the craft beer offerings at the stadium on my blog.  It’s been great to see a steady increase every year.  Attending the Angels home opener this past Friday was a great opportunity to not only watch a game but also check out the latest craft beer options at the stadium.

Before I go to any game at the stadium, I first have to visit one of my favorite local breweries, Noble Ale Works, which is located just north of Angel Stadium.  Having a beer at Noble Ale Works before walking over to the game is a great way to support a local brewery before supporting my local baseball team.

As in the past few years, the location with the widest variety of craft beer is also closest to the entrance to the stadium.  Located near Gate 2, Draft Pick once again this season has a great selection of both local, regional, and national breweries.

Breweries at Draft Pick include:

Angel City Brewery

Ballast Point Brewing

Bootlegger’s Brewery

Coronado Brewing

Firestone Walker

Golden Road Brewing

Goose Island

Hoegaarden

Karl Strauss Brewing

Kona Brewing

Left Coast Brewing

New Belgium Brewing

Rough Draft

Saint Archer

Stone Brewing

As with last season, Golden Road Brewing has stand alone carts such as the one located near section 233.  Two new craft beer options are the stand alone cart from Firestone Walker which is near section 204 and another large stand located near the Left Field Pavilion, not far from section 256.  The new larger stand has most of the same beers available at the Draft Pick stand as well as a few macro selections and ciders.


For $13, you are able to enjoy 24 ounces of craft beer, which is an increase of $0.25 since last year.

It’s exciting to see that each year over the past three years has seen an increase in not only the variety but also more locations throughout the stadium.  Even though the price is more for craft beer, I’m happy to have the option to enjoy some of my favorite breweries while watching my Angels play games at the Big A.

About Eric Denton

Eric Denton Founder: LA Angels Insider.com Twitter & Instagram @laangelsinsider Facebook.com/LAAngelsInsider/ Eric has covered the Angels for over a decade starting with Angelswin.com, and his work appeared regularly on AM830KLAA.Net. Since the Spring of 2009 he has been a regular guest on "Angel Talk" and "The Drive with Jeff Biggs & Jason Brennan" , "Angels Talk Extra Innings with Jason Brennan & Rex Hudler" and was the former co-host of "Last Call on AM830" with Jason Brennan and Jon Conti. Eric was born and raised in Orange County and resides in Costa Mesa with his wife and sons.

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