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Sep 1, 2013 09:16 AM

Qualcomn Misses the Cut

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?

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  1. Because they're not a victim of trends?

    (sorry. Can't stop)

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    1. re: Fake Name

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

        1. re: DiningDiva

          Probably began that way, think about it!

        2. re: Fake Name

          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

            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.

        3. 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

            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.

          2. 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

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

              1. 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' 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

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