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April 5, 2011

Opening Day's photo: Hanging Out with Mr. Boh

PX00161_9.JPGDining at Large's Richard Gorelick took this photo of Orioles fan Abby Thompson posing with Mr. Boh at Oriole Park Monday.

Like it was reported last month, Natty Boh is now available on draft there. The price? A staggering $7.50 a glass.

The beer is served at several locations at the ballpark and at the suites on the club level as a special "Bucket of Boh's."

There is also a branded Natty Boh Bar on the first base side of the lower concourse, where the picture was taken.

Fans of craft beer should note brewers Heavy Seas, Evolution Craft Brewing, Flying Dog Brewery, Fordham Brewing Company, and Old Dominion have product on sale as well.

Brad Klipner has a partial beer menu over at his blog. 

If you're just a fan of Mr. Boh, the character is scheduled to make some 40 appearances at Oriole Park this year, Gorelick writes. 

One can only hope Kegasus doesn't overshadow him.

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Posted by Erik Maza at 6:25 PM | | Comments (13)
Categories: Last Night's Photo


Considering how much a natty boh kegs cost that is INSANE

How can they even justify those prices? A 16 oz can of Miller Lite was the same price, which is highway robbery anyway.

There is no scenario in which a single unit of Boh should cost more than $1.50.


Flying Dog is worth paying for.

I wonder how long NB will continue to be offered at that price. At present there's something of a novelty factor, which I assume is the only thing sustaining sales of boh at the yard. Come June or July, I would have to guess that sales will likely die down to a trickle.

I'm accustomed to getting gouged for beer at the ballpark, but this is taking it to a new level.

I imagine there is a price floor that none of the beers can fall below in the stadium regardless of who makes them. It will still be a novelty to out of town fans so I expect it to stay for awhile.

Personally I just sneak in my own booze

"Fans of craft beer should note brewers Heavy Seas, Evolution Craft Brewing, Flying Dog Brewery, Fordham Brewing Company, and Old Dominion have product on sale as well."
Funny, the rumor i heard was that many of these weren't on tap on opening day and the craft beer spots weren't even setup. I also heard that there were crazy lines for beers. Maybe the new concession folks can't keep up...

The new folks were slow moving, but most of the food was coming right off the grill, not pre-wrapped in alum foil.

I don't know what happened with the beer folks but a lot of spots ran out, which is unacceptable

I think they got caught off guard by how many people showed up early. The Eutaw street area especially was packed a good 2 hours before the first pitch.

Dogfish Head 60 Min in bottles is $7. Not bad considering how many bars in this city charge $6.

I didn't see any of the craft brews you mentioned above anywhere on the first level besides in the "Free State Pub" (which is where I bought my Dogish). That pub had a nice sign in front, but inside wasn't anything special. They also had several flatscreens, but NONE of them were showing the game! WTF?!?!

@Fells Dad - I noticed that too, also their was no radio in the mens' room. I know at least at ravens games they have the game on so you can listen in the endless line

@ herbert

Yes, I heard the same thing. However, it WAS the first day, so I'm willing to cut the new concessionaires some slack for now. If they're still having these same problems come May, then I think there'll be cause for some concern.

To all those complaining about the Boh price, think of this:

How many ads for Bud, Miller, etc. do you see around the stadiums?
How much money do they pour into advertising and other monetary concessions to not just the Orioles, but MLB in general?

They can effectively fix the price of all beers sold in the stadiums to their liking. All they have to do is threaten to remove even a fraction of those adbucks.

I'm sure they saw Natty Boh as no threat to overall sales, but wanted to protect their back end.

It is true that many of the craft beer selections were not available on Opening Day. The new vendor is/was still working out some kinks with the distributors and all should be good by the end of this week.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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