Photo by Jonathan Carabba

What’s better than a sunny afternoon in the shade watching baseball with a cold brew? Not much! This summer at every Thursday home game, the River Cats have welcomed fans ages 21-and-over to Raley Field for quality beer at ridiculously low prices. For just $2, visitors can relax with a 12-ounce beer, while craft Lagunitas will only be $5. The next Thirsty Thursday will be July 11 at 7:05 p.m. when our local and ferocious River Cats take on the Fresno Grizzlies. The Rivers Cats are currently battling the Grizzlies for the top spot in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Northern division. This game will not only provide tasty brews, but is sure to be a can’t-miss occasion for die hard River Cats fans. For those unaware, once beer is purchased on these Thirsty Thursdays, the drinks can only be consumed in the Toyota Home Run Hill area. Tickets are offered for the lawn area at $8 and traditional seats start at $15. Wheelchair accessible seats are also available for purchase. Summer flies by quickly, so be sure to jump on this occasion. After July 11, only two dates for Thirsty Thursdays will remain: Aug. 8 against the Memphis Redbirds, and Aug. 29 against the Reno Aces. For tickets and more information, visit

**This write-up first appeared in the Submerge Your Senses section on page 9 of issue #295 (July 3 – 17, 2019)**