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Craft beer flights are the newest food trend taking over NFL stadiums. Instead of the old school, light beers that have filled those stadium cups, football fans want a more flavorful, robust beverage to savor during the game. Doesn’t that gourmet burger deserve a better beer?
Lucas Oil Stadium becomes the first NFL stadium to offer craft beer flights on its general concourse level around the stadium. Curated by Centerplate, these beer flights offer fans the opportunity to taste some of the state’s finest craft breweries. The various flights offer three pre-selected beers that have been paired together. The flights cost $15.
The beers offered in these flights represent some of the best breweries in Indiana. According to the Brewers Association and the real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, Indiana has the 15th most breweries in the U.S. The surge in breweries shows that beer drinkers are looking for diverse flavor profiles. Whether it is a highly acclaimed brewery or a small nano-brewery, beer drinkers are looking to explore more options than just a plain lager.
Specifically looking at the breweries featured in these beer flight, Centerplate has chosen breweries with very different flavor profiles. For example, Sun King is the second largest brewer in Indiana. The brand is committed to creating flavorful season and specialty beers.
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For example, the Sun King Wee Mac would be a great choice with the Lucas Field Cajun Mac & Cheese. The brown ale with caramel, cocoa and hazelnut flavors would balance the fire from the spicy mac & cheese. Are you thirsty yet?
For beer drinkers who want their drinking to help a cause, try a beer flight with Metoza Brewing beers. 5% of this brewery’s profits are donated to animal and wildlife organizations. Even the names of all the beers reflect the brand’s commitment to helping the animals.
Lastly, Deer King focuses on beer inspired by the former Deer Creek music amphitheater. The brewery offers a very diverse line-up of beers. The apricot wheat beer is a crisp and refreshing wheat beer. Whether you’re enjoying a burger or a pretzel, this beer would taste great.
Several other breweries are included in these craft beer flights. While not currently available, it will be interesting to see how additional season beers could be incorporated into the offerings.
The craft beer offering is another example of how Centerplate and Lucas Oil Field incorporate the local food scene into its menu options. Goose the Market provides many of the meat offerings. Tulip Tree Creamery supplies many of its cheeses.
Football fans are food savvy. The boring, plain burger and fries won’t keep fans happy. Centerplate and Lucas Oil Field is answering those foodie demands.
Will you be enjoying one of these craft beer flights at Lucas Oil Field? If you do raise a glass, share a picture with us by tagging #FoodSided on social media. Cheers to another great football season.