Wrigley Field Old Style Stays, Retro Cocktails and Hot Dogs Also Offered
WRIGLEYVILLE — Cubs fans looking to maintain tradition by drinking Old Style during games are in luck.
The team's announcement of the season's food offerings included Old Style on its list of brews, ending speculation about whether the longtime Wrigley Field beer would be offered after the Cubs signed an exclusive marketing deal with Anheuser-Busch.
Old Style's parent company Pabst Brewing Co., which had a deal with Wrigley Field for more than 60 years, started a social media campaign to keep the beer at the ballpark.
Wrigley Field beer vendors will start lugging Goose Island beers such as 312 Urban Wheat, Green Line and Matilda for the first time. Other brews include Budweiser, Johnny Appleseed Cider, Redbrige gluten-free beer and Budweiser's flavored beer margaritas like Mang-O-Rita and Lime-A-Ritas.
Cocktails lovers will have the opportunity to experience old-time Wrigley Field with period cocktails in souvenir glasses in section 109 and on the bleacher patio in left field.
In celebration of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary, chef David Burns will be rolling out drinks from each decade, from a 1910s Weegham Park Old Fashioned to the 2000s Playoff Punch, a Cosmopolitan-inspired punch.
And nondrinkers can eat like they're in old-time Wrigley Field, too.
Wrigley Field will be selling "Decade Dogs" over the coures of the season, at Gate F near section 123. The classic Chicago Dog, with tomato wedges, pickle spears and the like, represents the 1920s and will be available all season.
Other hot dogs will be special to decade celebrations over the course of the season, including the 1950's TV Dinner Dog, topped with mashed potatoes, gravy and corn, and the 1980's Nacho Dog, topped with tortilla strips, nacho cheese, salsa and pickled jalapenos.
The Sheffield Grill, inside gate D near section 142, will also change into "Decade Diner" and offer different recipes from the past 100 years by Kraft Cheese.
“Chicago is home to the iconic Wrigley Field and truly amazing food and this year we are thrilled to celebrate 100 years with the great flavors of the gameday experience,” Burns said in a statement. “We can’t wait for Cubs fans to dig into the delicious and historic treats we have in store.”
The Cubs and Wrigley Field are 95 percent owned by a trust established for the benefit of the family of Joe Ricketts, owner and CEO of DNAinfo.com. Joe Ricketts has no direct involvement in the management of the iconic team.