Baseball is back and Coors Field has a new look!

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After five months off America’s favorite pastime is back in action, and what better way to celebrate than to kick off Opening Day at Coors Field!

While the Colorado Rockies beloved first baseman Todd Helton has hung up his cleats, there is still plenty to cheer for.  Fan favorites Michael Cuddyer, Carlos Gonzalez, Nolan Arenado, and Wilin Rosario, will be back in action again for the 2014 season.  And while new acquisition Justin Morneau has a big pair of shoes to fill at first base, he has lots of promise and the head office expects big things from him.  Let’s hope they can put it all together and make it back to the World Series in 2014!

If you are lucky enough to make it to Opening Day at Coors Field this year you’ll be part of the first crowd to experience the new renovations they made to right field during the off season.  Built in 1995, Coors Field is now the 13th oldest Major League Baseball stadium.  The renovation removed some seating from the upper deck in right field, and in their place is what is now known as “Rooftop”.  With a whopping 38,000 square feet, it is the largest rooftop deck in sports and will serve food and ice cold craft beverages at various concessions, eateries, and bars.  The Rooftop will open two hours prior to game time, and anyone with a ticket to that day’s game can access the party deck.

One of the eateries featured on the two tier party deck will be Oskar Blues’, CHUBurger.  We can’t think of anything better than enjoying a day (or night) at a ballpark, taking in panoramic views of the Front Range, and catching a Rockies win. Can you??  So head to Coors Field at some point this season, check out the Rooftop, grab a cold Coors or craft beer, and take it all in.  You won’t regret it!

One of the most scenic ballparks in America just got even better!

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20th Anniversary Commemorated with an Ale

As always, the anticipation of Opening Day began many excited days and weeks in advance but this year there was more than just baseball to be excited about.  The Colorado Rockies and Blue Moon Brewery released their 20th Anniversary Ale on Opening Day to commemorate their 20th year of professional baseball in Colorado!

Blue Moon Brewery has been in existence since the 1995 Colorado Rockies season and in fact the very first batch of Blue Moon was created at the brewery located in the right field concourse at Coors Field.  Who knew that it would turn into such a hit!? (Pun intended).  To commemorate the second decade of Colorado Rockies baseball, Blue Moon’s brewmaster, John Legnard, put together the 20th Anniversary Ale for beer and baseball fans alike.  Using Abbey malts and a combination of domestic and import hops, Legnard created this easy drinking Amber Ale.  Perfectly crafted for an afternoon or evening baseball game, this limited release beer surely won’t disappoint.

Prior to the April 5th release, Blue Moon Brewery and the Rockies reached out to fans to help come up with a description.  From March 15th to March 28th fans of legal drinking age were able to submit their own descriptions for a chance to win a private tour of the brewery located in Coors Field with head brewer John Legnard, a commemorative tap handle and two tickets to a home game.  Given a handful of guidelines and a few keywords, this is what the winning contestant came up with…

“Like Cargo’s sweet swing, Blue Moon’s 20th Anniversary brew is uncommonly smooth and easygoing.  It’s a refreshing Amber Ale built with all the right players, home-grown and imported hops and Abbey malt.  Just as 1993 was the exciting start of a love affair with the Rockies, 2013 is the year to enjoy the beginning of a new beer tradition for the ages!”

There’s a catch though, the 20th Anniversary Ale can only be enjoyed while catching a game at the ballpark.  So, next time you’re at a Rockies game be sure to catch this awesome beer at one of the many Blue Moon stands around the park!