Texas Rangers Tickets Guide – Best Beers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
The games held at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas are some of the hottest in all of major league baseball, with temperatures regularly stretching into the 100s during the summer. What better way to cool off than with an ice-cold, expertly crafted beer while you enjoy America’s favorite pastime? Be on the lookout for these top-notch beers the next time you save on Texas Rangers tickets.
Rhar & Sons
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Over 160 years of family brewing experience go into every bottle produced by Rahr & Sons, a local brewery just one town over in the city of Fort Worth. Their amber lager, Texas Red, is a local favorite and is available at many Texas-centric beer stands through Rangers Ballpark. Rahr uses Magnum and Strisselspalt hops with 2 Row, Melanoidin, Cara Munich, and Carafa Special II malts to create a light caramel malt that pairs well with pizza and spicy foods.
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The Saint Arnold Brewing Company is Texas’ oldest craft brewery run out of Houston. It’s home of the Rangers’ rivals, the Astros. Even so, fans of both teams enjoy German-style craftwork of brews like the Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower.
Touted as a “true German-style Kölsch,” this beer uses Hallertauer. Hallertauer hops are brewed with pale malted barley and wheat that is best “enjoyed by Texans after strenuous activities, like mowing the lawn.” It most likely goes well with the smell of fresh-cut grass in the outfield and the strenuous march up and down stadium stairs. Either way, find this award-winning beer at any of the Rangers Ballpark’s Beers of Texas stands.
Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner, Texas produces six million cases of their signature Shiner beer every year. Fortunately, several cases of Shiner Bock find their way to Rangers Ballpark. First brewed 100 years ago, Shiner Bock is a combination of rich, roasted barley malt and German specialty hops. It was the runner-up for the 2012 World Beer Cup and took home the gold in the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Try this American-style dark lager the next time you’re thirsty for something to wash down those peanuts and crackerjacks.
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Nicknamed “The National Beer of Texas,” Lone Star Beer traces its beginnings back to Adolphus Busch, of Anheuser-Busch, when he opened the Lone Star Brewing Company back in 1884. Lone Star uses a mix of hops and grains from the Pacific Northwest, Central, and Northern Plains, as well as a bit of malted barley and corn. It was also a two-time gold medal winner during the 2007 and 2008 Great American Beer Festival for the American-Style Cream Ale or Lager category. It’s the kind of no-nonsense beer every Texan and baseball fan loves.
While there are many great beer options when you have Rangers tickets, keep in mind that beer sales stop in seating areas after the 7th inning and at concession stands after the 8th, or two-and-a-half-hours into the game, whichever happens first. Moreover, always drink responsibly.