Baseball and Brews Event At Roger Dean Stadium Offers Fans A Whole New Ballgame

by Caitlin Ostroff Jul 24, 2015 06:05 AM

Two timeless American classics meet at the return of Roger Dean Stadium’s 5th annual Baseball and Brews event.

On Aug. 1, guests will have the chance to sample more than 50 regional and national microbrews while they watch the Jupiter Hammerheads play the Brevard County Manatees.

The event was created because craft beer has become very popular and stadium officials wanted to join in on the fun, said Jeffrey Draluck, marketing and promotions manager for Roger Dean Stadium.

“Baseball and beer are a perfect combination, so why not hold an event that encompasses both things,” Draluck said.

Local brewers who will be offering samples include Twisted Trunk, Saltwater Brewery and Tequesta Brewing Company. The full list of beers will be announced throughout the week leading up to the event on Roger Dean Stadium’s Facebook page, Draluck said.

Participants must be at least 21 years old and will receive a complimentary souvenir tasting mug. The first pitch is scheduled for 5:35 p.m.

Festivities include a hot dog-eating contest and a keg relay race.

VIP ticket-holders will receive access to the Cassidy Cool Zone (a covered area), early entrance into the festival, a food and beverage package and a chance to sample beer varieties not available to general ticket-holders.

The beer tasting will be 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for general ticket-holders and 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for VIP ticket-holders.

General tickets cost $22 in advance or $27 at the door while VIP tickets cost $42. For those not wishing to drink, designated driver tickets are $12. Admission is capped at 1,500.

Roger Dean Stadium; 4751 Main St., Jupiter