Baseball fans, rejoice — the official start to the 2016 MLB season is only a couple weeks away. Just enough time to pick out your beer pairing for your first stadium snack at Citizens Bank Park this year.
Ticketing company Goldstar has some suggestions, courtesy of a project done in cooperation with Esquire Network beer journalist Sarah Bennett. With Bennett’s help, the company rounded up the best food and beer pairings at some of the top stadiums in the MLB.
San Francisco residents, for example, can chow down on a Cha Cha Bowl while sipping an Anchor Liberty Ale at AT&T Park for their best baseball snack. Baltimoreans, meanwhile, would do good to pair a Rick’s Red Ale with The Walk Off for a proper time at Camden Yards.
Philadelphians, however, have Chickie’s and Pete’s Crabfries and Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale at our disposal — a combination that Bennett says complements “not only the invisible crabs, but the creamy white cheese sauce too.” The full description is below:
Sure, you could try some of Citizens Bank Field’s more Instagrammable new concessions, like the Wayback Burgers Triple Triple (nine patties and nine slices of cheese on one bun). But for the money, you’re better off doubling down on the ballpark’s most famous gametime treat: Chickie's and Pete's Crabfries, a totally odd sounding yet addictive basket of fries tossed in crab bake seasoning and served with a creamy white cheese sauce. Goldstar’s craft beer pairing recommendation is Flying Fish’s Farmhouse Summer Ale (available at Alley Brew Co.), an ode to the drinkable saisons of French-speaking Belgium which will complement not only the invisible crabs, but the creamy white cheese sauce too.
The Phillies will play their first home game of the 2016 season on Monday, April 4 at 4:10 p.m.