Mets On Tap Episode 25

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Michael, Chris, Jason and Jake talk about the weird yellow  City Connect jerseys the Red Sox where wearing, about Pedro Feliciano, Fernando Martinez, and Danny Heep.

We talk about cool merchandise from The7Line, including this Pepsi Party Patrol windbreaker.

We talk about Oktoberfest, the Goonies, beer tourism, and gateway beers.

Then Botty has a weird conversation to talk us out.

  • Michael: Cape May Oktoberfest
  • Jason: Southern Tier Nice Slice
  • Jake: Bosque Brewery IPA
  • Chris: Stoneyard Cannoli Cream Ale
  • Botty McBotface: 33 Liters of Legal Tender

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Mets On Tap Episode 24

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Michael, Jason and Jake talk about the Mets being back in the wild card some how, and whistling, and home uniforms that say New York on them.

We talk about how unfair it is to keep Gary Carter’s #8 in mothballs.

Pretty decent conversation about Conforto, Baez, and 2022 roster construction and priorities.

We talk about fall beer variety packs and tease a new post.

  • Michael: Grimm Everything’s OK IPA
  • Jason: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
  • Jake: Santa Fe Oktoberfest
  • Botty McBotface: Beer cans to the face

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Mets On Tap Episode 23

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Michael, Jason and Chris talk about the Mets being back in this thing, and what needs to happen.

Michael rants about J.D. Davis’ playing time.

We discuss some college beers.

You rated and reviewed the podcast 5 stars on all the platforms.

Lucas Duda got mentioned again.

Then we pondered how weird and awesome it would be if deGrom and Syndergaard come back, but somehow not until the Wild Card game and they both combined to no-hit the Dodgers to get into the division round. Wild!

Beers

  • Michael: Barrier Brewing Nitro Copernicus
  • Jason: Smithwick’s Irish Red
  • Chris: Genesee Ruby Red Kölsch
  • Botty McBotface: Microbrewery from the backyard

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Mets On Tap Episode 22

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Michael and Jason discuss the Mets four game winning streak, boggle at Soccer and the NFL, and ponder if the Mets can just CRUSH the Nationals and the Marlins.

Some talk about NE IPAs, Tree House, Trillium and Other Half.

Here’s the clip from Gary Cohen calling the winning run in the first game on Steve Gelb’s Twitter. 

We talk a little visiting away parks, some 2009 Mets, and tough on Javier Báez and his thumbs down a bit.

Beers

  • Michael: Tree House Julius
  • Jason: New Belgium Summer Bliss
  • Botty McBotface: Fuggled Buggles

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Mets On Tap Episode 21

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Michael, Jake, Jason and Chris discuss the Mets plummeting season, the We Follow Lucas Duda instagram account, fantasy baseball, rehabbing stars, Michael Conforto and so much more.

Botty wows us with not one, but TWO beers she’s drinking after she took over all of last week’s podcast.

I forgot to take a picture of my beer in a Mets glass while recording, so I just put the Bearded Mistress label as the header image. Check it out.

Beers

  • Michael: Provincetown Brewery Bearded Mistress
  • Jason: Saranac Pumpkin Ale
  • Jake: Topo Chico Tangy Lemon Lime Hard Seltzer
  • Chris: Zero Gravity Most Easy IPA
  • Botty McBotface: Ditch Cider and Vodka

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Drinking on Cape Cod – Provincetown Brewery

I didn’t specifically intend my Cape Cod vacation to even include breweries at all, of course I did so little planning you could argue I didn’t really intend it to include anything, but on the beer front I just figured I’d get a six-pack of whatever from a store and drink whatever local stuff was available if I dined out anywhere. 

 

Then a few days before I left I discovered that Tree House Brewing Company was in the process of opening a brewery in Sandwich, and it all changed. They weren’t open for the beautiful beach views, but you could pick up beer. Similarly, I didn’t intend to round the cape and go up to Provincetown, but I did, and hey look there’s a brewery. 

 

We ate outside at a restaurant, and my wife ordered a Provincetown Brewing Company Crandaddy Sour, a 4% session sour. Of course, they were out, but that only fueled our efforts to pick up beer to go on our way out. 

 

It’s a small place, and with a recent Covid outbreak everyone was dining outside and all the food looked delicious as I walked in to get my beer. Provincetown Brewing Company opened in late 2019, which might’ve been the worst possible time to have opened a new business.

 

It seems like they’ve weathered that storm judging by the crowds, and Provincetown is better for it. They’re committed to donating 15% of profits to organizations reflecting the values of Provincetown, particularly LGBTQ+ inclusion, conservation and local arts. 

 

They’re a small place, so I was only able to get three beers, as there were no cans of either of their DIPAs, The Siren or Double Rainbow, available. I’m sad I was there too early for Asphalt Glitter Stout, a coffee stout made with coffee from one of the coffeeshops i like on the Cape, but alas.  I bought the aforementioned Crandaddy Sour, the flagship Bearded Mistress IPA, and the Golden Hook Ale. 

 

The Crandaddy, a cranberry sour, was very good. Cranberries, if you didn’t know, are prevalent on Cape Cod. In fact, a vodka-cranberry cocktail is called a Cape Codder. This was a light refreshing sour, lots of fun.

The Bearded Mistress didn’t wow me or anything. It’s just a regular drinkable IPA. Perhaps with a little more malt presence than is common, but I was drinking it out of the can in the hotel, so I’ll reserve real judgement until I have another. 

 

The Golden Hook Golden Ale pours a light straw color, with a very white fluffy head. It smells a little citrusy, a little sweet. It’s light, crisp and refreshing. Some light toast notes, a little fresh citrus, not quite tart, more like bitter hop citrus. Those light toast/bread crust notes are a soft undertone of malt sweetness, just balancing out the whole thing.  Even at 4.9% it provides decent body and mouthfeel, a little stickiness but the crispness of the flavor washing away and sweetness and you’re ready for the next sip. This was a good drinking beer for sure, definitely one appropriate for a beach.

 

Ceetar can be found on Twitter and Untappd where he’s probably already planning his next vacation.  You can also email him at beer@ceetar.com.

Mets On Tap Episode 20

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Michael, Jason and Chris chat during the rain delay and ponder just what we can expect from this team the rest of the way.

We discuss some of Zack Scott’s comments today about what just might be getting all the Mets injured lately. We talk some black jerseys and Mercury Mets.

I’d share my trippy images of the Mercury Mets stadium, but I think I’m gonna spin that stuff up into an Optimistic Mets Fan post, so stay tuned for that.

No episode next week as Michael takes off for Cape Cod, though maybe Botty has some other ideas. You never know!

Beers

  • Michael: Cigar City Margarita Gose
  • Jason: Sweetwater High Water
  • Chris: Rising Storm/Gun Hill Stay Gold Kölsch
  • Botty McBotface: Blood Brothers Dooms Night

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Mets On Tap Episode 19

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Michael and Jason against discuss pitching, or the lack thereof. They also discuss the Mets approach at the plate, or the lack thereof.

Lots of pondering about what’s going wrong, energy levels, fatigue, and some extra Botty to make up for it. Botty jumps in near the end for a longer review of a different beer she’s drinking.

Here’s a sample image that the VQGAN+CLIP machine learning tool generated for a Botty avatar. It’s real funky, but I’m having fun.

VQGAN+CLIP of Botty. weird rounded chrome robot shape listening on a phone and with a beer in front of it

Beers

  • Michael: Alementary Work Boots
  • Jason: Oskar Blues Death By Flapjacks
  • Botty McBotface: Conductor’s Craft by The Beer Employees

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Mets On Tap Episode 18

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Michael and Chris against discuss pitching, or the lack of. Consider this the Trevor Hildenburger appreciation podcast.

Will the Mets make a trade? Who do we want? Will Jared Eickhoff get recalled, again?

What’s the oldest beer you have in YOUR fridge?

Beers

  • Michael: Troegs Nugget Nectar
  • Chris:  Rootstock Dry Cider
  • Botty McBotface: Jafa by Weird Beard Brewery

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Mets On Tap Episode 17

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Jason, Michael, Chris and Jason chat about getting live arms, any arms, and what’s going on with this Mets team.  We razz Botty about getting a little dirty with her responses lately (offline) and a little Steve Cohen.

Will the Mets make a trade? Who do we want? Will Carlos Carrasco rehab in the majors? You’ll know before we do.

Check out Barley Prose if you want to read Botty’s AI reviews, featuring such lines as..

Bud Modged sick buffalo bier, cellaring in BB’s cardboard barrelhouse

Beers

  • Jason: Southern Tier Ruby Red 8 Days A Week
  • Michael: Oskar Blues Death By Coconut
  • Jake: Marble Brewing Cerveza
  • Chris:  Rising Storm Coconut  C.a.R.E.A.M Pie Ale
  • Botty McBotface:Magic Rock’s Happy Chimp Ale

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