SARASOTA, FLA. — Fans who love drinking Natty Boh during Orioles games will be able to get the beer at certain designated areas in Camden Yards this season.
A rumor gained steam on social media Thursday that the popular National Bohemian brand beer – a longtime local staple that was brewed in Baltimore for nearly a century – would no longer be sold at Oriole Park in 2016.
But according to an Orioles club official, Natty Boh will be sold at the ballpark at multiple locations.
The Natty Boh bar, which is located in Oriole Park's first-base lower concourse and had been dedicated to National Bohemian sales, will have new branding in 2016 and serve a variety of beers.
Oriole Park will sell several brands of beers throughout the ballpark, including craft and locally made brews from Flying Dog, Heavy Seas and Dogfish Head, among many others.
After a 15-year absence, Natty Boh returned to Camden Yards in 2011 as the brand began serving its beer on draft again locally. The Natty Boh Bar also opened along the first-base lower concourse and the ballpark also began selling a Natty Boh bratwurst sausage.
National Bohemian was first brewed in Baltimore in 1885 and has long been connected to the Orioles. National Brewing Co. president Jerry Hoffberger was a part-owner of the Orioles from the franchise's first year in 1954 – when the former St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore – and was the club's majority owner from 1965 to 1979 before selling the team to Edward Bennett Williams.
Natty Boh became the official beer of the Orioles in the mid-'60s and was sold at the old Memorial Stadium.
Even though Natty Boh is now owned by Pabst Brewing Co. and hasn't been brewed in Baltimore since 1996, the beer is still extremely popular locally and the brand's winking, mustachioed Mr. Boh logo is an unofficial symbol of the city of Baltimore.
An earlier version indicated just one location would sell Natty Boh, but multiple locations are under consideration.