8 Great NFL Stadiums for Beer Fanatics Slideshow
September 29, 2011
Bank of America Stadium (Carolina Panthers)
Given that nearby Asheville, N.C., has been called an American craft beer hot spot by experts like Joshua M. Bernstein, it's not too surprising that Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium plays host to a number of top-notch local brews. Panther fans can sample craft beers from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (the flagship Copper is particularly popular), Skull Coast (the hopped-up Maelstrom IPA is a great option for bitter brew fans), Foothills Brewing, LoneRider Brewery, and SweetWater Brewery.
Reliant Stadium (Houston Texans)
In addition to some of the more standard selections, the Texans' stadium also pours Fat Tire, Pyramid (known for its wheat ales), and St. Arnold, Houston's own craft brewery.
CenturyLink Field (Seattle Seahawks)
You expect a stellar beer selection from a stadium located in Seattle, and lucky for Seahawks fans, CenturyLink Field delivers. In addition to a nice selection of international beers, they also offer beers from local breweries Pyramid and Red Hook (favorites being the Curve Ball Blonde Ale and ESB, respectively).
Heinz Field (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Cheering Steelers fans can keep their throats from going hoarse by guzzling locally brewed Penn Pilsner and Iron City.
Candlestick Park (San Francisco 49ers)
Another stadium located in an area with an abundance of craft breweries, Candlestick Park keeps a good selection of microbrews, including Anchor Steam and Fat Tire, on tap for 49ers fans.
MetLife Stadium (New York Giants/Jets)
Taps at this young stadium feature Stella Artois, Sam Adams, Hoegaarden, Guinness, and hometown favorite Brooklyn Brewery's Brooklyn Lager.
Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers)
It should come as little surprise that Wisconsin-brewed Leinenkugel ("Leinies" for those that know it well) fills the taps here, helping keep Cheeseheads in high spirits. But beyond that, fans can also enjoy beers like Johnny "Blood" Red and Railyard Ale from Green Bay-based Titletown Brewing Company.
FedEx Field (Washington Redskins)
There appears to be no shortage of beer to choose from at the Redskins' stadium, with some 26 different bottles and 24 draft beers on offer.