7. Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, Minnesota Twins
Price of a small draft beer: $7.75 for 21 ounces (Philadelphia), $7.50 for 20 ounces (Minnesota), $6 for 16 ounces (Milwaukee and Colorado)
Price per ounce: 37 cents
Fewer than half of the league's teams average 40 cents an ounce or less for beer. In the case of the Phillies and Twins, their buy-in prices are among the highest in the league, volume notwithstanding. That $7.75 at Citizens Bank Ballpark is equal to what the Boston Red Sox charge for their smallest offering -- though the Sox's scant 12-ounce cups make their small beers the most expensive in the league.
We'll note that there wasn't a playoff team or even a winning team among these four back in 2013 and that all of them have been in some steep and ugly declines from recent glory. We give the folks at Milwaukee's Miller Park and Colorado's Coors Field a lot of credit for not following the St. Louis Cardinals' example at Busch Stadium and making beer disproportionately pricey for a building with a brewing family's name on it. We're sure either team would have taken the Cardinal's trip to the World Series last year, but $6.75 for 12 ounces of Anheuser-Busch InBev product is a steep price to pay for it.
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