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The White Sox Are Tempting Us With More Craft Beer & A 16" Brisket Grilled Cheese

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 29, 2017 5:01PM

Photo by Benjy Lipsman

The overdue Chicago White Sox rebuild was marked by some refreshingly shrewd personnel moves over the offseason, but the on-field product isn't the only change coming to baseball in Bridgeport this year. No, we're not talking the new Residential Mortgage Ballpark name (pretty sure that was it, right?). The South Siders have been making some big moves when it comes to beer, food and other concessions—and they look pretty appetizing.

First off, the White Sox are upping their (already decent) beer game. The team announced on Tuesday a new deal with four Midwest breweries: Goose Island, Pabst, Bell's and Founders. That's three standout craft breweries and arguably the best of the cheap domestics. And that was just two years after the team announced Modelo Especial as an official beer, following the team's long run with Miller. According to the Athletic, Guaranteed Rate Field (as it's officially now known) will have roughly 80 different beers from which to choose. As Guys Drinking Beer tweeted on Wednesday, "the South Side's best new beer bar is at 35th and Shields."

As far as soaking all that brew up, the White Sox have been sharing their latest newbies all day—and some of them look pretty excellent. There are some ridiculous, Frank Thomas-sized burgers, tacos, mini-donuts and a particularly obscene-looking (in a good way)16" brisket mac-and-cheese grilled cheese. Get a load at this coronary, I mean culinary, marvel and others below.

Thanks in part to what is right now literally the cheapest ticket in MLB baseball, we've always loved going to White Sox games. But with attendance way down in recent years, the club seems well aware that it needs to keep raising the bar on its selection of amenities. Looks like a pretty good start so far.

The Tribune has more on new additions, including promos and giveaways, here. And check out the Athletic for a recommended deep dive into the many beer options here, and look at the list below: