You're at a baseball game on a hot summer day. You want a beer to go with your hot dog and peanuts, but you're not sure what to go for. There's the classic baseball beers like Budweiser or Coors Light, or you can find craft brews at some stadiums, like Goose Island at Wrigley or Terrapin in Atlanta.
If you happen to be at Coors Field in Denver, you'll be able to find Blue Moon throughout the stadium. Blue Moon has blurred the lines of craft beer since its introduction. It started out in 1995 as the craft beer division of Coors Brewing Company.
But as part of one of the largest brewing companies in the world, can you really call it craft beer?
Well that's not the point of this post, so we'll let someone else decide that.
Blue Moon's summer variety pack includes the usual Belgian White, a Mango Wheat and and Iced Coffee Blonde, all of which are fantastic beers. I had the Iced Coffee Blonde recently, and while I was drinking it, I thought it would be the perfect beer for a hot day at a ballgame. (Disclosure: I have no idea if this beer is available at any baseball stadiums, but it 100% should be.)
The Iced Coffee Blonde isn't too far off from the regular Blue Moon. It's a sweet, light blonde ale that is very refreshing. There are some hints of coffee towards the end, but it's not an overwhelming coffee flavor.
I could see myself enjoying this beer on a beach, after a hike, or, like I've said already, at a ballgame. When you're watching baseball, you don't need a beer that's too flavorful. It just needs to be crisp and refreshing, and this one gets the job done.
Untappd Rating: 3.75 out of 5
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.