Safeco named stadium with best craft beer selection

May 3, 2013

Cheers, Mariners fans!

Safeco Field “takes the cake” as the stadium with the best craft beer selection of them all, according to a new ranking by

“The ballpark is actually known nationally for its reputation as a good place to watch baseball and drink good beer,” said the website. 

“They feature both locals and national breweries — and there’s a long list of them, including Alaskan Brewing, Big Sky Brewery, Boulevard Brewing, BridgePort Brewing, Deschutes Brewing, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Dick’s Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Firestone Walker, Fremont Brewing, Full Sail Brewing, Harmon Brewing, Mac & Jack’s Brewery, Georgetown Brewing, New Belgium Brewery, Ninkasi Brewing, Pyramid Brewing, Red Hook, Sierra Nevada, Skagit River Brewery, Snoqualmie Falls Brewing, and Widmer Brothers. Phew — take a breath!”

AT&T Park in San Francisco ranked second with what The Daily Meal called an “amazing beer selection,” and Citizen Bank Field in Philadelphia placed third.

Two stadiums in towns known for their beer rounded out the list of top 10.

Miller Park in Milwaukee—“a ballpark named after less-than-stellar beer”—placed ninth, and Coors Field in Denver came in tenth.

UW study: Avoid humidity, use beer koozie to keep brew cool

If you want to keep that beer cool longer, do use that beer koozie, say researchers at the University of Washignton. 

A recent study conducted by UW researchers found humidity warms up your cold drink twice as fast than in dry heat.

On a humid summer day in New Orleans, for example, the condensation that formed outside the beverage can released heat, causing the liquid to heat up 6 degrees in just five minutes.

The good news: science shows a beer koozie really works.

“Probably the most important thing a beer koozie does is not simply insulate the can, but keep condensation from forming on the outside of it,” said Dale Durran, who co-authored the study with fellow UW professor of atmospheric sciences Dargan Frierson.

The study was published in the April issue of Physics Today.