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Chicago White Sox Stadium’s Craft Kave Boasts 75 Craft Beers

Craft Kave
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The Craft Kave at Guaranteed Rate Field has taken the traditional baseball and beer concept and improved it mightily. Fans can enter the bar, order any of the 75 craft/quasi-craft beers, eat chef-inspired food or order from the full bar menu. Early indications are that the new relationship between the Chicago White Sox and its new stadium owner, Guaranteed Rates, are taking craft beer seriously. This is no gimmick, this is a celebration of good beer.

Baseball fans will enter the Craft Kave and immediately be in the presence of wall-to-wall craft beer coolers. Employees will be on hand, ready and willing to aid patrons with their beer experience. Understand: This is not just a neat thing at the ballpark — this is a true craft beer bar that just also happens to be part of the White Sox experience. Grab a can, purchase it and drink it. This place is about the beer.

Although a bit pricey, given beer prices at most ball parks, it’s really not something out of the ordinary, notably for craft beer. A 12-ounce can runs $8.75 while a 16-ounce can costs $10.75.

Craft Kave replaces the former Miller Lite Sports Bar in the right field bullpen area. Along with the featured 75 craft beers, they will also offer chef-driven craft burgers, southside mini donuts, brisket mac and grilled cheese sandwich, and a full bar menu. For an additional charge, fans can sit in the two-tiered open-air section, based on availability.

Craft Kave
Former Miller Lite Sports Bar that will now be the Craft Kave – picture from MLB.com

It’s an interesting counterplay to the Sox’ intercity rival Cubs, who not only broke the 108-year-old curse, but aligned itself in the offseason with Chicago’s popular Goose Island beer, owned by Anheuser-Busch (AB-InBev). In fact, Goose has introduced a special Wrigley Field beer. While Goose is included in the Sox’ selection, and the team also has its deal with Constellation Brands, notably Modelo, The Craft Kave, along with Sox’ craft beer spots throughout the stadium, seeks to create a substantial connection to numerous small businesses. Mostly featured will be local Chicago breweries but plenty of regional and a few national crafts are ready for the drinking, too.

Breweries include Bell’s, Pipeworks, Surly, Great Lakes, Off Color, Pollyanna, Baderbrau, Metropolitan Brewing, Two Brothers, Founders and many, many more. One doesn’t often think of major league sports working with “the little guy,” but here’s a few pics of some local Chicago breweries with otherwise tiny budgets, excited to be included in a Major League Baseball operation.

For the third year in a row, we're beyond excited to announce that all sorts of Pollyanna beer will be available at Chicago White Sox home games. Not only will all three of our cans be available throughout the stadium, but we are also providing three draft options, including two brand new beers designed just for our favorite baseball team on the South Side. Opening Day is Monday, April 3rd, so be on the lookout for Pollyanna all over the ballpark! Southside Blonde Ale (draft): Sections 121, 122, 520, 522, Pizzeria Bar The Full Lemonty (draft): Sections 140, XFINITY Bar 35th Street Wheat (draft): All Inclusive Ticket Area The Full Lemonty (cans): Midwest Brew Stands, Craft Kave Mazzie (cans): Craft Kave Lexical Gap (cans): Craft Kave

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Below is a preview of the impressive initial lineup at the Chicago White Sox’s Craft Kave:

Chicago White Sox Craft Kave Menu


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