Like most NFL venues, big beer abounds in Bank of America Stadium. But if you look past the many stands pouring Bud and Miller, you’ll find that Bank of America Stadium also offers a great selection of beers brewed right here in the Carolinas.
In 2011, brands like The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Skull Coast Brewing entered the stadium, offering fans more than the typical light lager. The amount of NC and SC breweries has continued to increase with each passing year, and fans can now enjoy a wide array of styles.
If you’re headed to a home game to watch the Carolina Panthers play this season, grab a beer from one of the breweries below. Keep in mind that some of these beers may change as the season unfolds and cool weather comes in (you could get NoDa Brewing’s Coco Loco later in the season last year, for example). As with seasons past, I’ll continue to update this post if any other beers or breweries can be found in the stadium. If you see one I’ve missed, please let me know!
Craft Beer in Bank of America Stadium
NoDa Brewing will pour Ramble on Red, Jam Session and Woody and Wilcox IPA in sections 101, 118, 518 and 546. They also have their 16 oz. cans of Jam Session and Hop Drop ‘n Roll in sections 105, 125, 521 and 550.
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will have Copper and Captain Jack at four different locations on the main level and three upstairs. You can find them in sections 104, 118, 125, 506, 519 and 536, as well as in the new Biergarten in section 106.
From Foothills Brewing, you’ll be able to find Hoppyum, Peoples Porter, Hefeweizen and Carolina Blonde in select Dart Portable units. On the 100 level, you’ll find Foothills in 103, 125 and 128. In the Beer Garden on the 100 level, you can get Carolina Blonde, Hefeweizen and Hoppyum. On the 500 level, you can find Foothills in sections 504, 522 and 531.
Natty Greene’s Brewing Company will have Buckshot Amber Ale and Southern Pale Ale at Gate 102.
Big Boss Brewing will pour Bad Penny and Hell’s Belle in section 101.
New Belgium will have Ranger IPA and Fat Tire in the stadium, though I haven’t found exact locations yet.
RJ Rockers will have Patriot Pale Ale and Son of a Peach in section 101 at the craft court.
The New Beer Garden
The stadium has a new beer garden in section 101, where you can find the following beers:
OMB: Copper and Captain Jack
NoDa: Ramble on Red, Monk’s Trunks and Woody and Wilcox IPA
Sweetwater: 420 and Blue
Oskar Blues: Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils
Foothills: Carolina Blonde, Hoppyum, Hurricane Hefeweizen
Natty Greene’s: Buckshot Amber, Southern Pale Ale
Catawba Valley: Firewater IPA, White Zombie
Carolina Brewery: Sky Blue Golden Ale, Copperline Ale
Big Boss Brewing: Bad Penny, Hell’s Belle
RJ Rockers: Son of a Peach, Patriot Pale Ale