I am happy to present my 2022 report on beer at the ballpark, including a list of where to find the good stuff at T-Mobile Park, the home of the Seattle Mariners. This is a preliminary report on craft beer at the ballpark and I’ll update it as needed. (Photos by Kim Sharpe Jones.)
One important note, the increasing prevalence of canned craft* beer at the ballpark has created more flexibility for the concessionaire, so nailing down a list like this is a bit more tricky, but here it is.
If you are looking to visit a brewery near the ballpark? Check out our map of Seattle area breweries.
BYOK (Bring Your Own Koozie)
While there is still a lot of draft beer at the ballpark, canned beer continues to gain popularity for large venues like this. I personally prefer to get cans of beer at T-Mobile Park, especially since it provides the best value. Also, I find it much more difficult to spill a can or slosh my beer as I return to my seat. Pro tip: bring a koozie to the game with you.
As in past years, T-Mobile Park offers a selection of Value Beers, which we share below. This is, for most beer-and-baseball lovers, is the heart of this story.
USING THIS GUIDE
Using This Guide – The numbers below correlate with the sections where you’ll find the beer vendor. For example, 105 indicates you’ll find the beer near section 105. “The ‘Pen” refers to the centerfield, field-level patio area near the bullpens.
Value Beers – Below you’ll find the craft beers on the Value Beer list. The price is $6 per 12-ounce can. The prices are not necessarily posted at the point of sale. ANYPLACE you see a glass-doored, reach-in cooler with 12-oz cans of craft beer, ask about the value beers. As mentioned previously, the influx of canned beer at the ballpark fosters all sorts of possibilities for the concessionaire. Ask. This list was composed using the best info available at the time.
- Dru Bru, Hef (12 oz can) – The ‘Pen, 105, 116, 125, 126, 136, 141, 150, 152, 183, 221, 243, 319, 329, 330
- Georgetown Brewing, Bodhizafa IPA (12 oz can) – The ‘Pen, 105, 116, 125, 126, 136, 141, 150, 152, 183, 221, 243, 319, 329, 330
- Kulshan Brewing, Lager (12 oz can) – 105, 116, 125, 126 136, 141, 150, 152, 183, 221, 243, 319, 329, 330
- Mac & Jack’s Brewery, Log Boom Pale (12 oz can) – The ‘Pen, 105, 116, 125, 126, 141, 150, 152, 183, 221, 319, 329, 330
- Reuben’s Brews, Crikey IPA (12 oz can) – 105, 116, 125, 126, 136, 141, 150, 152, 183, 221, 243, 319, 329, 330
- Big Sky Brewing, Moose Drool (12 oz can) – 105, 116, 121, 125, 126, 136, 138, 141, 150, 152, 183, 185, 221, 243, Hit it Here Cafe, 319, 330, 329.
- Mother Earth Brew Co., BooKoo IPA (12 oz can) – 105, 116, 121, 125, 126, 136, 138, 141, 150, 152, 183, 185, 221, 243, Hit it Here Cafe, 319, 330, 329.
SPECIALTY BEERS AND CASK-CONDITIONED BEERS
The Good Stuff – Once again, the cask-conditioned and specialty beer cart returns for the new season. BUT it has moved. It is no longer positioned behind home plate on the main concourse. You’ll now find it on the 100-level, on the main concourse overlooking the bullpens near section 185.
This is a very carefully curated selection of beer that will change throughout the season, from one keg to the next, from one cask to the next. The only stipulation, all of the beers served at the Specialty Beer stand are imperial, sour, barrel-aged, or otherwise high octane and not commonplace.
16-oz CANNED CRAFT BEER
The Big Cans – Here’s what we know about 16-oz cans, but you may find others. Note that these 16-oz cans are not on the value beer list.
- Bale Breaker Brewing, Field 41 Pale
- Black Raven Brewing, Trickster IPA
- Fremont Brewing, Lush IPA
- Fremont Brewing, Golden Pilsner
- Ghostfish Brewing, Grapefruit IPA (gluten-free)
- Icicle Brewing, Amber Lager
- Mac & Jack Brewery, Amber
- Reubens Brews, Crikey IPA
- Silver City Brewery, Ziggy Zoggy
- Silver City Brewery, Tropic Haze
On Tap – There’s less of it this year. But if you insist on sloshing your very expensive draft beer all over the ballpark, here are some (most) of the craft beers you’ll find on tap at various.
- Alaskan Amber
- Diamond Knot Brewing, Hefe
- Reuben’s Brews, Hazealicious IPA
- Ninkasi Brewing, Prismatic IPA
- Chuckanut Brewery, Pilsner
- Chuckanut Brewery, Din Tai Fung Lager (Din Tai Fung location, section 132)
- pFriam Family Brewers, IPA
- Black Raven Brewing, Trickster IPA
- Bale Breaker Brewing, Topcutter IPA
- Georgetown Brewing, Manny’s Pale Ale
- Boneyard Brewing, RPM IPA
- Mac & Jack’s Brewery, Resolution IPA
And I am sure there are others
*NOTE: My list focuses on beers from craft breweries, which I define as small and independent breweries. In addition to what is on my list, T-Mobile Park offers beers from “partner breweries” — breweries like Coors, Miller, Anheuser-Busch, 10 Barrel Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Hop Valley Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing, and others. If you want more info about all of the beer at the ballpark, use the T-Mobile Park Beer Finder.