The New York Yankees may have been slumping lately, but their Pinstripe Pilsner has been on a winning streak at the stadium.
Collaborating with Long Island-based Blue Point Brewing Co., the Yankee Stadium exclusive beer that started as just a single-location draft is now being canned and sold all around Yankee Stadium.
Pinstripe Pilsner is a golden lager brewed with Pilsner malt and Motueka hops, which gives it a lime aroma.
While Blue Point suggests having a bag of peanuts with this brew on a hot day, this reporter found that popcorn is an appropriate substitute as well.
The light beer was first introduced on-draft only at the Blue Point Bleachers bar during Opening Day of this season.
The new 16-ounce cans were first sold during a rough outing against the New York Mets on Monday, August 13.
Let’s just say fans needed a few after the 8 to 5 loss.
Now, they’re being distributed all around the stadium rather than the one location in the left field bleachers.
Grab-and-go stands carry Pinstripe Pilsner while they’ve also made a presence at field level in sections 110 and 121, section 211 behind home plate and on the stadium’s main level, in addition section 202 in the bleachers.
You can also flag one down from your seat because vendors are peddling them too.
One vendor explained how the beer dynamic works at Yankee Stadium.
“Tourists don’t usually stray away from Bud Light, New Yorkers are the ones that get the good stuff,” he said while selling the Pinstripe Pilsner for $11.75.
He went on to explain that a high-quality beer like this is better off in a 16 ounce can rather than a ‘tall boy’ and 25 ounces.
“For me personally it’s just too much, especially if you’re drinking a real beer, you really don’t need 25 ounces. It just makes you feel full,” the vendor added.
Blue Point has heard nothing but good news about their collaborative product.
“We’re honored to partner with the New York Yankees to bring NY Pinstripe Pilsner to life. NY Pinstripe Pils was brewed to be best enjoyed on a hot day at the ballpark and the feedback we’ve received thus far has been nothing short of amazing. We hope that Yankees fans will appreciate this new offering as a way to proudly show their Pinstripe pride,” said Blue Point Brewing Company president Jenna Lally.
A large Pinstripe Pilsner goes for $12.89, only a dollar more than any other imported beer at Yankee Stadium and just over double the price of a bottle of water.
It’s safe to say that both the New York Yankees and Blue Point are hoping to keep this brew selling until the very end of October.