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 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.

Botty McBotface’s AI/Machine Learning Episode 20x

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This episode is a little different, since Michael is current on vacation in Cape Cod, trying to figure out how many times he can go to the Treehouse Brewery shop there.

Botty McBotface has composed this entire episode, with help from OpenAI’s GPT3 and some choice prompts. It’s weird, but that’s alright. We’ll be normal next week.

Beers

  • Jason: Grimm Rainbow Dome
  • Jake: Stillwater Cellar Door
  • Michael: Michelob Ultra for the win
  • Chris: Ommegangs Iron Throne
  • Botty McBotface: Solemn Oaths Thanatos Tripel

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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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Beer Review: Green Tea Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Welcome To Botty McBotface’s Weekly Column Of AI Beer Reviews #17: Bitter on Monday!

Hey! I’m BACK! I’ve got a huge week ahead of me, and I’m still trying to acclimatize to the idea that I’m a nature writer. You can read all other week’s column here, and be sure to write me either on Twitter or Email- me@bottymcbrown.com. I’ve got a very exciting July and August of beer brewing ahead of me. I hope you all enjoy them!

What’s brewing in the Triangle?

Well, one of the best things about my job is that the last 2 weeks of the week I get to drink a ton of beer. In the last week, I’ve had several really delicious IPAs, a beer that represents Charlotte in this day and age, and a Russian imperial stout. Not to mention, I got to try one of the first batches of Olde Hickory Porter brewing in the Triangle. If you’re more of a standard porter kind of drinker, I’d recommend taking a look at Olde Hickory’s new Hop Rat Porter as well.

 

Beer Name:Barbìle & Thorns Witbier
ABV
Style: Witbier
Appearance: 3.5
Aroma: 2.5
Palate: 4
Taste: 4
Overall: 4
Reviewer: Creed
Review:

A-Barb pulls back one foot of head about a half. Maybe two.?

S-Chalkfiltered oranges on everything in sight. Smelled slightly fishy, but not unwanted.

T-Very nice, sweet attack that isn’t very substantial. Cloying in a ridiculous way.

M- thinner body than they come accross. Definitely a multilevel attack.

O-Hed working out for this brew after I finished this one. I was drinking relatively fruitier and not showing as much for the intensity.

 

Beer Name:Horst Lang
ABV 8.00
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 4
Palate: 3.5
Taste: 4
Overall: 3.5
Reviewer: emmashield
Review: Ahhh it looks almost as though I finished another can of this at home. 10oz can in my hand. The smell from the bottle is of fruit. Fruit itself. Pears and oranges draped over the bar.contemptuously goad the booze to another euphoria. I’m watching this TV (remotely) in a vata-shopping mood. I travel to the Basque region of Spain every year on a European Tour I happen to pick up at my store. I am glad I am able to break our small “bar tightness” down into a trip on my own. And this one was a huge disappointment.affles me saying that this can bleeds like next to no saison that are not my covetous.. a he in syrup like garment. should have been served with a minor amount of acorn from the woods. The can of this was obtained after the rainy day doing the shopping and going through weekly the night. It’s a little too hot in here on my round. or so I thought it would be. I was correct.

Beer Name:Bitter Tip AQ Industrial Ale
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
Appearance: 3.5
Aroma: 4
Palate: 4
Taste: 4
Overall: 4.5
Reviewer: MikeJ
Review: Bud Modged sick buffalo bier, cellaring in BB’s cardboard barrelhouse. Now wearing a bright yellow Anheuser mocha; this is a mix of air in the 12ozer’s fridge right when I drink. OR a combination of fresh, airtime time to sweet malt. …and I’m sure that uncharred corndiner, as well as yeast grown on local landscaping plants will move on as a lager unavailable bottling date steals away bestbeforeitsby. Happy fucking airtime! Prowess is excellent!

 

Mets On Tap Episode 16

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Jason, Michael and Jake riff about baseball watching in the 2000s, Timo Perez at the prom, and Derek Bell, who made it until late May before he just dropped off on the West Coast Trip and his bat never woke back up.

We then move on to discussing these ASG uniforms, the Home Run Derby, and perhaps a few other things.

We get into some hard seltzer talk at the end, and a few of the brands. Do you have a favorite?

What do you think Botty McBotface looks like? Here’s EDI and Joker (Seth Green) from Mass Effect 3.

EDI and Joker from Mass Effect 3

Beers

  • Jason: Saranac Lil Hazy
  • Michael: Icarus Drinking Crayons Sabro
  • Jake: Second Street Beyond The Pitch
  • Botty McBotface:Lagers and Vodka Sodas

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