Alaska Baseball League games are great in the land of the midnight sun! We have a wooden bat college league right here of our own. If you show up to an Anchorage Glacier Pilots home game, you can watch the game from the Pilots’ beer garden, which has its very own bar with an impressive selection of craft beer on draft like Fresh Squeezed IPA by Deschutes Brewing, or Sockeye Red IPA by Midnight Sun Brewing! The best part is that a pint is only $6! Where else can you get that kind of price on craft beer at a sporting event? I chose to paint a tall boy PBR can in this painting, because the draft beer is served in a generic plastic cup, and wouldn’t add much to the composition, but PBR is one of the beers you can get at these games. The beer garden is so close to first base, you have to really pay attention, or your beer may be knocked over by a foul ball. So a can is a safer bet.
Alaska baseball has been showcasing some serious talent since 1974. Famous players like Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Randy Johnson, and a list of many others played here before going pro. All got their start right here way up North. If you are on a trip to Alaska, and you have a few extra hours, I recommend stopping by one of the four ballparks. Every one of them is worth a visit if you are a diehard baseball fan!
Cheers to the truly all American game of baseball! What could be better than a bag of peanuts, a cold brew, and hours of cheap, clean entertainment?
This original oil painting, and limited-edition prints are available at our Etsy shop RealArtIsBetter.