The Brewers Association defines craft brewers as small, independent and traditional. More specifically, the brewers must produce six million barrels of beer or less, and "less than 25% of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member who is not themselves a craft brewer."

When writer Amanda Rykoff went to opening day at Yankee Stadium on April 1, she discovered that the Yankees had a new "Craft Beer Destination," featuring Blue Moon, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, Crispin Cider and Batch 19. Slight problem though: none of those are craft beers. They are all produced by MillerCoors, which certainly doesn't fall under the Brewers Association definition. Moreover, Crispin isn't actually a beer, and the Summer Shandy isn't 100 percent beer.

"Once again, the Yankees have figured out yet another way to charge a superior price for an inferior product," Rykoff lamented on her Tumblr.

The Yankees listened to Rykoff though, and have now re-named the stand the "Beer Mixology Destination," reports NPR. We guess that's better, though we're not totally seeing the mixology angle here...

Okay, so the Yankees goofed. But the silver lining in all of this is that stadiums are now feeling the pressure to offer something beyond the standard big beer names. Various actual craft beers are now being sold at stadiums around the country. Along with a better brew selection, food options are improving too. There's nothing wrong with a ballpark frank and a cold beer, but it's nice to know that maybe that hot dog and booze will start to taste a little better than it used to.

Take a look at some of the range of beers now offered at stadiums:

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  • Atlanta Braves: Turner Field

    While watching the Braves play, try a couple of terrific beers from hometown brewery SweetWater. Try the crisp and fragrant 420 Pale, intense IPA or the light-bodied, blueberry-accented Blue. It'll <a href="" target="_hplink">whet your appetite for the specialty at Taqueria del Sol </a>after the game.

  • Colorado Rockies: Coors Field

    <a href="" target="_hplink">In the mile-high air of Denver, the eats are great and</a> the balls fly up and out of the ballpark as rapidly as you down Oskar Blues' potent, fragrant Dale's Pale Ale. Naturally, Coors is available too, but skip the Banquet Beer in lieu of the company's on-premise SandLot Brewery. You'll find fine pilseners, hefeweizens and even curiosities like a smoky chocolate porter. <em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="" target="_hplink">Bernt Rostad</a>.</em>

  • Houston Astros: Minute Maid Park

    <a href="" target="_hplink">To slake your thirst during a torrid Texas summer afternoon</a>, opt for the Saint Arnold Amber Ale and crisp, refreshing Fancy Lawnmower.

  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Angel Stadium

    In addition to Albert Pujols, the Angels also added craft beer to their stadium this year. <a href="" target="_hplink">Expect suds from great local breweries</a>, including Bootlegger's Old World Hefeweizen and Palomino Pale Ale, as well as Hangar 24's Amarillo Pale Ale and Orange Wheat. <a href="" target="_hplink">What happens later in the evening is out of our control.</a>

  • Milwaukee Brewers: Miller Park

    Though the ballpark is named after the massive lager brewery, <a href="" target="_hplink">craft-beer fans can still content themselves with superb brews</a> from Wisconsin's Milwaukee Brewing Company, Sprecher, Lakefront and the cultish brewery, New Glarus.

  • New York Mets: Citi Field

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Here's some good news, Mets fans</a>. Though your team is in disarray, you can sip some fine New York craft beers such as Blue Point Toasted Lager and White IPA, Sixpoint Sweet Action and Ommegang Abbey Ale. <a href="" target="_hplink">They go great with Pastrachos.</a>

  • Philadelphia Phillies: Citizens Bank Field

    Beer-mad Philadelphia has no shortage of great craft beer at the ballpark. Select from excellent area-made offerings like Sly Fox's Pikeland Pils and smooth Royal Weisse, Flying Fish Extra Pale and Abbey Dubbel, Yards Brewing Philadelphia Pale Ale and Victory Hop Devil IPA. Need a pick-me-up after all that beer? <a href="" target="_hplink">Seek out the Rival Brothers Truck for a great cup of joe.</a>

  • Pittsburgh Pirates: PNC Park

    Will the Pirates finally climb out of the cellar? We wouldn't bet bucks on it, but we'll happily spend our money on East End Brewing's Big Hop IPA and Fat Gary Nut Brown Ale, as well as first-rate ales from Pennsylvania breweries including Erie Brewing, Church Beer Works, Victory and Tröegs. Even cooler, once a month PNC Park offers a beer passport that permits entrance before the game <a href="" target="_hplink">for a beer tasting</a>.

  • San Diego Padres: Petco Park

    Craft-beer worship and baseball reach their zenith at San Diego's Petco Park, where the landmark Western Metal Supply Co. contains the Brickhouse Deli. Here, Neil the Beerman serves dozens of brews, including offerings from local all-stars Ballast Point, Stone and Green Flash. <a href="" target="_hplink">Here's where you'll want to go after the game.</a>

  • San Francisco Giants: AT&T Park

    This year, the Giants unveiled Anchor Plaza, a taproom and beer garden <a href="" target="_hplink">featuring the signature suds of San Francisco's Anchor Brewing</a>, including the Liberty Ale, Porter and venerable Steam.

  • Washington Nationals: Nationals Park

    Per usual, the Nationals' chances for a pennant seem distant at best. Happily, <a href="" target="_hplink">fans can drown their eventual sorrows with Dogfish Head's 60 Minute IPA</a> or perhaps Flying Dog's In Heat Wheat or UnderDog Atlantic Lager.

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