It's barely into Spring and already signs of the season are upon us. One simply has to walk the steps of the University of Washington's cherry trees, to witness the blossoms or maybe take a stroll along the Burke Gillman trail or walk around Greenlake, to experience Spring in full bloom. Or you can grab your baseball mitt, your well-worn cap, and get ready for another season with the Seattle Mariners.
Like Spring, each start associated with the first day of the regular season, an opportunity to win a championship bursts from the hearts of every fan and player. With each step either through the gates of Safeco Field or on the grass of the field, the future looks great. This enthusiasm is also shared by those who supply you, the fan, with food and drinks that are as warm and refreshing as the breeze or sunshine that compliments your baseball-watching experience.
3rd Base Club Level welcomes Heritage Distilling.
Those of you lucky enough to sit in one Safeco's numerous club-level seats have no-doubt taken full advantage of the private commissary, including mixed drinks. This year the hospitality management at Safeco are happy to host Heritage Distilling and their line or vodka, gin, whiskey and of course brown sugar bourbon (or bsb).
Chateau St. Michelle 14 Hands Wines
Besides spirits, a familiar winery is being promoted to the official "house" wine at Safeco Field. Long-respected, Chateau St. Michelle is happy to announce their 14 Hands varietals will be available at concession stands throughout the ballpark. In addition to concession stands, be on the lookout for opportunities to also purchase full bottle carafes as well.
Barrel-aged and Cask-Conditioned (Real) Ales return
Whether this is your first time or the 10th time, one hasn't attended a ballgame at 'The Safe' unless you've tried one of the limited-availability barrel-aged ales. For those with less rigid constitutions, the Cask Ale Station will also be hosting a different Cask beer during home games. Current participating breweries include Diamond Knot Brewing (from Mukilteo, Washington), Silver City Brewing (from Bremerton, Washington), Sumerian Brewing (from Woodinville, Washington) and Machine House (from Seattle, Washington).
Change is in the air for Draft and Canned beers.
This year, the brewery is changing things up with some new additions and some scratches from the previous year. Without adieu, here's the list of participating breweries featuring draft, cans, or both.
Independent-Craft (defined by the Brewers Association)
- Bale Breaker Brewing Company (Yakima, Washington)
- Black Raven Brewing Company (Redmond, Washington)
- Boston Beer Company (Boston, Massachussetts)
- Diamond Knot Brewing Company (Mukilteo, Washington)
- Double Mountain Brewing Company (Hood River, Oregon)
- Fremont Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington)
- Georgetown Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington)
- Ghostfish Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington) *gluten-free
- Iron Horse Brewing Company (Ellensburg, Washington)
- Machine House Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington)
- Maritime Pacific Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington)
- No-Li Brewing (Spokane, Washington)
- Pike Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington)
- Reuben's Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington)
- Schooner Exact Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington)
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (Chico, California)
- Stone Brewing Company (Escondido, California)
- Stoup Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington)
- Sumerian Brewing Company (Woodinville, Washington)
Craft (outside the definition of the Brewers Association)
- 10 Barrel Brewing Company(Bend, Oregon)
- Blue Moon Brewing Company(Golden, Colorado)
- Elysian Brewing Company(Seattle, Washington)
- Hop Valley Brewing Company (Eugene, Oregon)
- Kona Brewing Company (Kona, Hawaii)
- Two Beers Brewing Company (Seattle, Washington)
- Saint Archer Brewing Company (San Diego, California)
- Portland Brewing Company (Portland, Oregon)
Out with some old, in with some new
This year you will see some new faces at concession stands and in the hands of baseball fans. First up is Kona Brewing with their Hanalei Island IPA, 10 Barrel Brewing's Apocalypse IPA, Elysian Brewing's Avatar Jasmine IPA, No-Li Brewery's Big Juicy IPA, and Maritime Pacific's Imperial Pale Ale; all served in either 16-ounce or 24-ounce cups.
Just like it was last year, the management at Safeco Field's The 'Pen will have $6.50 16-ounce pints, 2.5 hours before game time.
New to cans are Hop Valley Divine Shine Pale Ale, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Boston Beer's Sam '76 American Pale Lager, Jalisco Sol, Saint Archer IPA, Founders All Day IPA, Oskar Blues Dale's Pale, and 10 Barrel's Pub Lager. All of these as well as many others are available in 12 and 16-ounce cans.
Plus, the Seattle Mariners are bringing back their $5/$6 can specials for Miller High Life at all Good Hops beer locations and select craft-cans at Sultan of Suds (Section 105).
Finally, look for Ghostfish's gluten-free beers, throughout the ballpark, as well as section 132's The Natural on the Main Level.
More details will be shared as they become available. See you at the ballpark.