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Qualcomn Misses the Cut

DiningDiva Sep 1, 2013 09:16 AM

So if San Diego is the center of the craft beer universe, how come our decreped, but apparently well loved, stadium - that would be Jack Murphy - didn't even make the top 7 (8 if you count the tie) stadiums wiht the best selection of craft beer?


  1. Fake Name Sep 1, 2013 10:52 AM

    Because they're not a victim of trends?

    (sorry. Can't stop)

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    1. re: Fake Name
      DiningDiva Sep 1, 2013 11:39 AM

      What? You think this craft beer thingee is just a bunch of frat boys run amok?

      1. re: DiningDiva
        Fake Name Sep 1, 2013 11:50 AM


        Chix, too.

        1. re: DiningDiva
          cstr Sep 1, 2013 12:28 PM

          Probably began that way, think about it!

        2. re: Fake Name
          Josh Sep 1, 2013 12:11 PM

          Funny you don't consider bland industrial beer a trend. It only started due to the death of breweries making real beer thanks to Prohibition.

          No doubt you also dislike the trend of people cooking at home, as opposed to feasting on TV dinners, which were born around the same time as industrial light lager.

          1. re: Josh
            Fake Name Sep 1, 2013 12:20 PM

            You are correct, o Friend From The North.

            In fact, I dislike any trend away from Soylent Green, in which I have a significant financial commitment.

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              Josh Sep 1, 2013 12:33 PM


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          MrKrispy Sep 1, 2013 10:53 AM

          I went to the game Thursday. The area that previously had a couple of beer carts with local craft beer now has a large Bud Light stand with TVs and two Bud taps. It was pretty hard to find decent beer, but I did find a cart with Green Flash west coast IPA.....wedged between to bathroom entrances haha.

          Qualcomm doesn't appear to have stepped up the food either, of course. I am sure the Chargers ownership and the City will blame it on the age of the stadium. I won't be spending money in the stadium anymore.

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          1. re: MrKrispy
            DiningDiva Sep 1, 2013 11:38 AM

            No, they can blame it (and rightly so) on the food service contractor that holds the contract for the stadium. I would assume it's a fairly lucrative one.

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            cstr Sep 1, 2013 12:25 PM

            Think it's all about concession money and which vendors pay the most? Same argument for the food at QC as well.

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            1. re: cstr
              MrKrispy Sep 1, 2013 09:04 PM

              At least Petco Park is doing a great job of not being a Qualcomm Stadium concession disaster...now if only the teams can improve!

              1. re: MrKrispy
                DoctorChow Sep 1, 2013 09:24 PM

                Hear hear

            2. ipsedixit Sep 1, 2013 06:53 PM


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                Beach Chick Sep 3, 2013 04:20 AM

                Last time I had decent food and beer at the Q was in 88 at the Super Bowl.
                I think Michelob dark and Rolling Rock were the 'in' beer...as long as it didn't get in the way of my Puka shell SD Charger bolt necklace.

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                1. re: Beach Chick
                  cstr Sep 3, 2013 08:54 AM

                  At the Q in '88, didn't think they let minors drink!

                  1. re: cstr
                    Beach Chick Sep 3, 2013 09:12 AM

                    Fake ID. .
                    ; )

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