DETROIT (WXYZ) - Tigers fans who also happen to be craft beer fans have something to look forward to this season. Comerica Park has some fantastic new Michigan beer options.
The ballpark now has a dedicated Michigan craft beer stand. While carts around the park previously offered a few local beers, the options are really expanding for this baseball season.
The new stand is an impressive beer upgrade.
"Every year we try to do a couple new things in the ballpark," says Michael Healy, vice president of park operations for the Tigers.
He explains the Michigan craft stand, "is going to have ten taps with local Michigan breweries." There is also a selection of bottled local beers.
The new stand is located behind sections 102 and 103. It replaces what had been a slider hamburger stand last season.
A sneak peek at the taps revealed tap handles for Bell's Oberon and Two Hearted Ale. There were also spots for Founders All Day IPA, New Holland Full Circle and Atwater Dirty Blonde.
A look inside the new stand's beer fridge revealed bottles with more options from each of those breweries. For example, Bell's Kalamazoo Stout, Amber Ale and Third Coast Beer could all be seen chilling in the fridge.
"There's a lot of great breweries in the state of Michigan," said Healy. "We're really trying to tap into that a little bit."
The company that runs the new beer stand says Michigan craft beers will be sold for $8.75 for draft and $7.75 for bottled beers.
"We felt that now was the time to embrace some Michigan products and give something new to the fans," Healy explained.
These new beer options will probably pair well with some of the park's new food options. The Tigers say fans will find new menu items throughout the ballpark including something called "bacon on a stick" and new soft pretzel sticks that come with a side of "beer cheese."
The Tigers tell WXYZ.com that fans with less sophisticated beer tastes will be able to find a more generic 12 oz. beer for only $5 this season at Comerica Park.