Baseball & Brews – The Perfect Pairings

As the 2021 Major League Baseball season opens, fans across the nation are looking forward to live sports with fans in attendance. From Miami to Seattle, there is something majestically American about watching baseball with a hot dog and a cold beer. While the argument of proper hot dog toppings is a heated discussion, I only acknowledge the classic Detroit Coney, the decision of which beer to enjoy with each Major League team can be equally as difficult.

In honor of Opening Day, here are our favorite beer selections for each of the 30 Major League Baseball teams:

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Concourse Craft – SunUp Arizona Amber
  • Suite Selection – Four Peaks Kilt Lifter Scottish Ale
  • Bleacher Beer – SanTan Juicy Jack Hazy IPA

Atlanta Braves

  • Concourse Craft – SweetWater 420 EPA
  • Suite Selection – Terrapin Hopsecutioner IPA
  • Bleacher Beer – Creature Comforts Classic City Lager

Baltimore Orioles

  • Concourse Craft – Flying Dog Blood Line Blood Orange Ale
  • Suite Selection – DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus! Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
  • Bleacher Beer – National Bohemian Lager

Boston Red Sox

  • Concourse Craft – Samuel Adams Wicked Hazy IPA
  • Suite Selection – Harpoon Camp Wannamango Pale Ale
  • Bleacher Beer – Night Shift Nite Lite Lager

Chicago Cubs

  • Concourse Craft – Revolution Anti-Hero IPA
  • Suite Selection – Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale
  • Bleacher Beer – Dovetail Helles Lager

Chicago White Sox

  • Concourse Craft – Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat
  • Suite Selection – Moody Tongue Sliced Nectarine IPA
  • Bleacher Beer – Lagunitas DayTime IPA

Cincinnati Reds

  • Concourse Craft – Rhinegeist Truth IPA
  • Suite Selection – Mad Tree Legendary Lager
  • Bleacher Beer – Mt. Carmel Blonde Ale

Cleveland Baseball Team

  • Concourse Craft – Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold Lager
  • Suite Selection – Fat Head’s Goggle Fogger Hefeweizen
  • Bleacher Beer – Platform New Cleveland Hybrid Pale-Pilsner

Colorado Rockies

  • Concourse Craft – Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout
  • Suite Selection – Crooked Stave Von Pilsner
  • Bleacher Beer – Blue Moon Light Sky Citrus Wheat

Detroit Tigers

  • Concourse Craft – Bell’s Lager of the Lakes Pilsner
  • Suite Selection – Atwater Vanilla Java Porter
  • Bleacher Beer – Founders All Day IPA

Houston Astros

  • Concourse Craft – Karbach Crawford Bock
  • Suite Selection – Saint Arnold Art Car IPA
  • Bleacher Beer – 8th Wonder Dome Faux’m Cream Ale

Kansas City Royals

  • Concourse Craft – Martin City Abbey Ale
  • Suite Selection – KC Bier Mandarina IPL
  • Bleacher Beer – Boulevard KC Pils

Los Angeles Angels

  • Concourse Craft – El Segundo The 105 IPA
  • Suite Selection – Smog City Sabre-Toothed Squirrel Amber Ale
  • Bleacher Beer – Firestone Walker 805 Blonde Ale

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Concourse Craft – Three Weavers Juicy Expat Hazy IPA
  • Suite Selection – Modern Times Fortunate Islands Pale Ale
  • Bleacher Beer – Mumford Material Element Pilsner

Miami Marlins

  • Concourse Craft – Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen
  • Suite Selection – J. Wakefield 24th Street Brown Ale
  • Bleacher Beer – M.I.A. 305 Golden Ale

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Concourse Craft – New Glarus Spotted Cow Farmhouse Ale
  • Suite Selection – Eagle Park Demon Haze Hazy IPA
  • Bleacher Beer – Miller High Life

Minnesota Twins

  • Concourse Craft – Summit Oatmeal Stout
  • Suite Selection – Surly Mapping the Multiverse Hazy IPA
  • Bleacher Beer – Michelob Golden Light Lager

New York Mets

  • Concourse Craft – IcoNYC ChroNYC Hazy IPA
  • Suite Selection – Evil Twin We Heart NY Yellow Cab Lager
  • Bleacher Beer – Rockaway Into the Light Lager

New York Yankees

  • Concourse Craft – Bronx Brewery No Resolutions IPA
  • Suite Selection – Gun Hill Void of Light Stout
  • Bleacher Beer – Captain Lawrence 6th Borough Pilsner

Oakland Athletics

  • Concourse Craft – Calicraft Oak Town Brown Ale
  • Suite Selection – Original Pattern Citra Squeeze IPA
  • Bleacher Beer – Temescal Pils

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Concourse Craft – Victory Golden Monkey Tripel
  • Suite Selection – Troegs Perpetual IPA
  • Bleacher Beer – Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Concourse Craft – Voodoo White Magick of the Sun White Ale
  • Suite Selection – East End Fat Gary Nut Brown Ale
  • Bleacher Beer – Iron City Light Lager

San Diego Padres

  • Concourse Craft – Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA
  • Suite Selection – Stone Enjoy By IPA
  • Bleacher Beer – Mother Earth Cali Creamin’ Vanilla Cream Ale

San Francisco Giants

  • Concourse Craft – Local Baycation Tropical Blonde
  • Suite Selection – Black Hammer Justin Case NEIPA
  • Bleacher Beer – 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat

Seattle Mariners

  • Concourse Craft – Fremont Sky Kraken Hazy Pale Ale
  • Suite Selection – Holy Mountain The White Lodge White Ale
  • Bleacher Beer – Elysian Zephyrus Pilsner

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Concourse Craft – Perennial Hommel Bier
  • Suite Selection – Urban Chestnut STLIPA
  • Bleacher Beer – Bud Select

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Concourse Craft – Coppertail Free Dive IPA
  • Suite Selection – Cigar City Margarita Gose
  • Bleacher Beer – Tampa Bay Reef Donkey APA

Texas Rangers

  • Concourse Craft – Four Corners Heart O’ Texas Red Ale
  • Suite Selection – Peticolas Velvet Hammer
  • Bleacher Beer – Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde Ale

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Concourse Craft – Blood Brothers Shumei IPA
  • Suite Selection – Eastbound ‘JustACuppaCawfee’ Coffee Oatmeal Stout
  • Bleacher Beer – Left Field Ice Cold Beer Ontario Ale

Washington Nationals

  • Concourse Craft – DC Brau Joint Resolution Hazy IPA
  • Suite Selection – Capitol City Amber Waves Ale
  • Bleacher Beer – Right Proper Senate Beer

No matter which beer you choose, or which MLB team you cheer for, join us on April 1st, and raise a glass to America’s Favorite Pastime. Because before Game #1, EVERY team is in 1st place in the standings and EVERY fanbase dreams of a World Series appearance. Once we reach Game #40, some of us may be working our way through this list at a more feverish pace than others.

Cheers, friends!

This article was originally published April 1, 2021 on

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