by Tom Rotunno, CNBC Senior Editor
The Seattle Mariners may not win Major League Baseball’s Western Division this year but there is one category where they can challenge any team in baseball: beer variety at the ballpark.
Thanks to the efforts of Safeco Field stadium concessionaire Centerplate, fans attending a Mariners game can choose from more than 50 different varieties of beer sold on draft, in bottles or even in limited-release 22-ounce “bomber” bottles.
The beer list at Safeco is simply a reflection of the Pacific Northwest’s culture, Centerplate said. The Mariners play in Seattle, and Washington State has more than 150 different breweries.