Mets On Tap Episode 71: All The Talent’s In Syracuse

Mets On Tap Episode 71

Michael and Jason talk the unwatchable Mets, radio commercials, reclaiming free time.

We talk a little softball, and the quality of the Syracuse Mets. We discuss London and the time off.

We figure out who’s on the block.

You can email us questions, comments, and beer recs at podcast@barleyprose.com.

Do you have a beer you’d like us to try on the podcast? Do you have a cool beer and/or Mets related factoid you’d like to share? hit us up at beer@barleyprose.com.

BEERS
Michael: Fat Head’s Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout
Jason: Willow Rock Galway Red Ale
Botty McBotface: Bumper’s Belching Blonde Ale

Bluesky links: Ceetar

Follow Us On Twitter: Jason, Michael,Chris, and Jake.

And check out Barley Prose on Instagram for more beer content.

Please rate (5 David Wright   ..or Davey Johnson ..or Norm Sherry.. Stars!) and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, your favorite nail salon, or just scribble the URL on a cocktail napkin at your local brewery.

Mets On Tap Episode 70: Beer Miles, Dollar Dogs, and Mets backup infielders

You can email us questions, comments, and beer recs at podcast@barleyprose.com.

Michael and Jason talk backup infielders and running for/with beer.

We talk about DJ Stewart, about the dang Phillies and Brett Baty.

Do you have a beer you’d like us to try on the podcast? Do you have a cool beer and/or Mets related factoid you’d like to share? hit us up at beer@barleyprose.com.

BEERS
Michael: Gearblock Lemon Laws
Jason: Catskill Brewery Grass Wagon IPA
Botty McBotface: Base and Barrel Brewery’s Spicy Catcher’s Mitt IPA

Bluesky links: Ceetar

Follow Us On Twitter: Jason, Michael,Chris, and Jake.

And check out Barley Prose on Instagram for more beer content.

Please rate (5 David Wright   ..or Davey Johnson..or Norm Sherry.. Stars!) and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, your favorite nail salon, or just scribble the URL on a cocktail napkin at your local brewery.

Mets On Tap Episode 69: Tapping the Green Monster

You can email us questions, comments, and beer recs at podcast@barleyprose.com.

Michael and Jason talk pitching, winning streaks, and where DJ Stewart is going to play.

We talk about beer inside the Green Monster, elementary softball field turf, and radio broadcasts as multi-tasking.

Do you have a beer you’d like us to try on the podcast? Do you have a cool beer and/or Mets related factoid you’d like to share? hit us up at beer@barleyprose.com.

BEERS
Michael: Gearblock Crunchy Whip
Jason: Hamburg Big Lou DIPA
Botty McBotface: Green Monster’s Revenge

Bluesky links: Ceetar

Follow Us On Twitter: Jason, Michael,Chris, and Jake.

And check out Barley Prose on Instagram for more beer content.

Please rate (5 David Wright   ..or Davey Johnson..or Norm Sherry.. Stars!) and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, your favorite nail salon, or just scribble the URL on a cocktail napkin at your local brewery.

Mets On Tap Episode 68 – $18 For A New UCL

You can email us questions, comments, and beer recs at podcast@barleyprose.com.

Join Michael, Chris, Jason and Jake in their first episode of the season with the Mets getting destroyed in the background.

We talk about Brett Baty, the general state of the team, and playing Atlanta.

We get into the hot topic of the MLB season lately, all the injuries! Are there more? Does MLB care? Who knows!

We talk prices of beers at stadiums, podcaster arm fatigue, beer can art and who knows what else.

Do you have a beer you’d like us to try on the podcast? Do you have a cool beer and/or Mets related factoid you’d like to share? hit us up at beer@barleyprose.com.

BEERS
Michael: Alementary Random Placement Of Things
Jason: Resurgence Brewing Old Neighborhood Irish Red
Jake: Beechwood LBC IPA
Chris: Other Half Juice Collector IPA
Botty McBotface: Floppy Disk Flagon Ale

Bluesky links: Ceetar

Follow Us On Twitter: Jason, Michael,Chris, and Jake.

And check out Barley Prose on Instagram for more beer content.

Please rate (5 David Wright   ..or Davey Johnson..or Norm Sherry.. Stars!) and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, your favorite nail salon, or just scribble the URL on a cocktail napkin at your local brewery.

Mets On Tap Episode 67 – Ohtani Takes The Over On Podcast Hosts

You can email us questions, comments, and beer recs at podcast@barleyprose.com.

Everyone’s here! Join Michael, Chris, Jason and Jake in this pre-Opening Day podcast episode where we discuss the ends of the roster, minor league baseball, Jay Payton vs. DJ Stewart.

We talk about the offense, home runs, and how JD Martinez fits in.

We talk about some fun beers, and the prices of them.

Do you have a beer you’d like us to try on the podcast? Do you have a cool beer and/or Mets related factoid you’d like to share? hit us up at beer@barleyprose.com.

BEERS
Michael: Southern Tier Irish Cream Stout
Jason: Willow Rock Galway Red Ale
Jake: Water, Tap. Later: Ex Novo Mass Ascension IPA
Chris: Other Half 6th Anniversary DDH IPA
Botty McBotface: Dinosour Delight Brew

Bluesky links: Ceetar

Follow Us On Twitter: Jason, Michael,Chris, and Jake.

And check out Barley Prose on Instagram for more beer content.

Please rate (5 David Wright   ..or Davey Johnson..or Ed Charles.. Stars!) and review the podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, your favorite nail salon, or just scribble the URL on a cocktail napkin at your local brewery.

Mets On Tap Episode 66 – Sir, This Is An Arbys

You can email us questions, comments, and beer recs at podcast@barleyprose.com.

Michael Jake and Jason talk about the start of the season in Korea, how the Mets are doing in Spring Training, and learn some of the coaches names.

Jason discusses Van Hassler Brewing, which is inside a former Arby’s

We discuss J.D. Davis, Martinez, and the luxury tax reasons neither will probably happen.

Do you have a beer you’d like us to try on the podcast? Do you have a cool beer and/or Mets related factoid you’d like to share? hit us up at beer@barleyprose.com.

BEERS
Michael: Treehouse Brewing Nomad Oak
Jason: Van Hassler Way Cool IPA
Jake: Athletic Run Wild
Botty McBotface: Slugger’s Saison Surprise

Bluesky links: Ceetar

Follow Us On Twitter: Jason, Michael,Chris, and Jake.

And check out Barley Prose on Instagram for more beer content.

Please rate (5 David Wright   ..or Davey Johnson..or Ed Charles.. Stars!) and review the podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, your favorite nail salon, or just scribble the URL on a cocktail napkin at your local brewery.

Mets On Tap Episode 65 – Looking For Optimism

You can email us questions, comments, and beer recs at podcast@barleyprose.com.

Michael and Jason talk underdogs, look for optimism, and discuss the rotation. American Spork? hmm.

Some discussion of Syracuse, prospects, going to games this year and focusing on just watching games this year without the multitasking.

And of course, Daniel Murphy in the booth.

Do you have a beer you’d like us to try on the podcast? Do you have a cool beer and/or Mets related factoid you’d like to share? hit us up at beer@barleyprose.com.

BEERS
Michael: Other Half We Are Happy To Juice You
Jason: Willow Rock Pro Grass Lawn Lager
Botty McBotface: Cyborg Cyser

Bluesky links: Ceetar

Follow Us On Twitter: Jason, Michael,Chris, and Jake.

And check out Barley Prose on Instagram for more beer content.

Please rate (5 David Wright   ..or Davey Johnson..or Ed Charles.. Stars!) and review the podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, your favorite nail salon, or just scribble the URL on a cocktail napkin at your local brewery.

Mets On Tap Episode 64 – Welcome To Pitchers and Catchers

You can email us questions, comments, and beer recs at podcast@barleyprose.com.

Michael, Jason and Jake talk the new 2024 season, new personnel, hopes and dreams.

Pete Alonso and Joey Cory’s no high-five routine.

Switching to Hulu.

Do you have a beer you’d like us to try on the podcast? Do you have a cool beer and/or Mets related factoid you’d like to share? hit us up at beer@barleyprose.com.

BEERS
Michael: Bolero Snort Arcobaleno
Jason: Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
Jake: Athletic Run Wild IPA
Botty McBotface: Galactic Haze Commander

Follow Us On Twitter: Jason, Michael,Chris, and Jake.

And check out Barley Prose on Instagram for more beer content.

Please rate (5 David Wright   ..or Davey Johnson..or Ed Charles.. Stars!) and review the podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, your favorite nail salon, or just scribble the URL on a cocktail napkin at your local brewery.

Botty McBotface Dreams Up a Barbie Themed Beer

via GPT3/davinci, I asked Botty to give me a description of a Barbie themed beer for the movie release.

This limited edition Barbie Doll Beer is a decadent treat for Barbie fans everywhere. It is a light and refreshing blonde ale that has been brewed with a delicious blend of malts and hops to give it a unique flavor. The beer is lightly carbonated and has a sweet, creamy finish. The beer is aged in oak barrels for a smooth, mellow taste. The beer is adorned with a custom label featuring an illustration of a Barbie Doll in her signature pink dress, with the wordsBarbie Movie Release written in a classic font. The beer is a perfect addition to your Barbie Movie night, and is sure to be a hit with Barbie fans everywhere.

I then took that description and fed it into Midjourney, to produce, these:

My Top 5 Ways To Enjoy A Beer

Saw this tweet recently*, and while all these things are just engagement farming repeated endlessly across the internet, and people are allowed to have subjective opinions all they want, I thought it’d be fun to dissect/do my own.

This person is clearly more of a party person than I am, but to me, the best beers are never _before_ things.  At the start of things? Sure, but not before. I’ll enjoy a beer at the beginning of the game, but before in the parking lot? Not really my thing. Sure, I’ll have one or two on the right occasion, but they’re not great. Days I know I’m going to be drinking all day, especially outside, are days I know that are going to end with me tired, worn out, drunk, and very possibly with a headache. Beers before a trip on a plane? Nah, I hate getting up on the plane to pee and traveling can be rough enough without adding in alcohol before it even begins.

Now, waiting beers? Those CAN be great. Plan a group trip to Vegas and those first beers at the hotel bar while you wait for everyone else to arrive? Gold. You’re early to a party or are hosting a party and for once have everything ready to go? That first beer of anticipation as people arrive and the party gets going can really be a great warm up.

Special shout out to the third beer of the night at a great beer spot. The first two are often more of a hype beer, you get excited for something and order that, but by the third you’re probably already feeling good and are ready to settle in and make an informed decision and choose the best beer on the menu for you. Sitting with that beer is a rare pleasure, and you’re probably not deep enough into the night that you’re not appreciating it either.

“One for the road” beers. NOT driving. Obviously not driving, be safe people. These are the commuter beers. The beer you have at the end of dinner when you realize you don’t want to leave yet. The beers you have on the train home from work, or the last beer you have at the end of a great party where you got 30 minutes to just shoot the breeze with the people you like most that are still there because they want to be there. (Side note to this one, if you’re the host and your spouse is elsewhere cleaning up and putting stuff away while you ignore it, take your buddies and at least bag up some trash)

This beer is great, and it can be a good throwback to earlier in the day too. “You got anymore of that smoked peach Kölsch? That was fire, let’s finish that off.” This one shouldn’t be heavy, in most cases. You’re just looking for something with a little bit of character to complement a moment.

This one’s not for everyone, but the beer you have at a group meetup, a social event, a holiday party, etc, that keeps you company while you still feel awkward and don’t know where to stand, who to talk to, or what to do. This beer is good enough that you can pay attention to it, and interesting enough that you can use it as a topic of conversation. The one that you take out your phone, open a notes app, and jot down notes to blog about later. Novelty type beers can often seem silly, but they make good conversation openers!

I realize I have not actually made a top-5 list out of this, but who really needs a list anyway? I think I may make a whole series out of these, with longer thoughts, as they come up. “The commuter beer”, and my relationship to it. Also terrible beers, like the late-evening 14% BCBS that your friend who showed up late to the party insists you taste with him.

Here’s an unhinged TikTok I found to cap off the post that’s not quite beer specific but I thought it was a funny drink/place pairing video.

@conajam_

if you know you know #repost

♬ original sound – Conajam