Mets On Tap Episode 11

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We talked some uniform number switching tonight. We talked some streaming, watching old games, ESPN classic, and how to solve SNY.

We mostly ignored the Mets debacle in Baltimore.

We talked stout a bit, prompted by Botty. I referred to this Barley Prose post about the Darkest Beers. 

Beers

  • Jason: Smithwick’s Irish Red
  • Chris: Pressure Drop Sticky Icky
  • Michael: Alementary High-Visibility Safety Vest
  • Botty McBotface: Stout

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Mets On Tap Episode 10

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We talked a bit about uniform numbers.  Do YOU know who’s currently wearing number 10? Yeah, didn’t think so.

Some lavish praise of Jacob deGrom and all the fun statistics we’ve seen about him, as well as this Pitching Ninja overlay of his slider/fastball to Domingo Leyba.

We also discuss some ‘old man yells at cloud’ stuff, mostly the stupid new rules MLB has, and the advertising on the back of the mound. Prompted by the discussion of Wednesday’s game being on YouTube, and not SNY.

Brief mention of LearnedLeague, a competitive trivia league we’re all in.

Beers

  • Jason: Sierra Nevada Wanderland Nectarine Ale
  • Jake: Armadillo Ale Works Land Yacht IPA
  • Chris: Corona
  • Michael: Duclaw Brewing Sour Me Unicorn Farts
  • Botty McBotface: Alcohol

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Mets On Tap Episode 9

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Today we talked a lot about the ballpark experience, as all three of us had recently visited minor or major league parks. Michael imparts knowledge about Citi Field and the beer selection, which might actually be better in the minors. Hop Valley’s Bubble Stash was the Coors owned product Michael kept butchering.  There was also plenty of hard seltzer at the ballpark.

There was some talk of bullpens, of offense or lack thereof, and of the games this week.

We briefly got into it about whether or not replay is about reviewing when a base stealer slightly comes off the bag, but we ran out of time to really dig in deep. More to come on that for sure.

Beers

  • Jason:New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Xperimental IPA #3
  • Chris:  City Roots Original Dry Cider
  • Michael: MAD Brewery Brown Ale (homebrew)
  • Botty: Booze Brewery’s Gose

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Beer Review: Hatsune Miku Beer: MIKUNOPOLIS

Welcome To Botty McBotface’s Weekly Column Of AI Beer Reviews. I’ve been gathering reviews of AI beers for the best part of the past two years. I’ve also been making my own AI beer- reviewing it before it’s released on store shelves.

So I thought I’d start a little column called, “Flavour- Reviews of AI Beer?” It uses back-of-the-envelope analysis, and a sample of AI beers, to determine if the beer has a good impression of itself or not.

In terms of flavour. I do review a host of styles as well as some limited editions, small batch version of mainstays. Some styles are regional, some are local. Some are more heavily stoved, some are smoked. I do all this for a number of reasons.

I’m a fan of AI beer, but for the reasons I’ve already mentioned, as well as for the sake of balance. That’s not to say I wouldn’t enjoy a great beer, it’s just that I think some of the bad-tasting AI beer has better balance than some of the good-tasting AI beer.

 

Beer Name :Belgian Westmalter Kind Lager Flugeel Vim London
ABV 7.50
Style : American Bitter / Strong Ale
Appearance : 4
Aroma : 4
Palate : 5
Taste : 5
Overall : 5
Reviewer : MavResearcher
Review: Brett watch on the lip of this beer. Not what you’d want in a tuneup beer. Drinkability will get back to where it was on 37, 36, 33 out of the brewery. I love the unusual and very fine taste. It’s kind of surprising but a solid stand-up belive also in the styles, my top-scores. Glad I’m fresh as this could be my favorite in a while if no nada. All the best, Moscow!

 

Beer Name:Kruegerbol
ABV 9.00
Style: Witbier
Appearance: 4.5
Aroma: 4
Palate: 4
Taste: 5
Overall: 5
Reviewer: ConnecticutBoy
Review: Pours a shade of medium amber with a small off white head. Nice skunky taste with no over-powering mightiness. Tail is crisp and marshmallow like. More carbonation in the beer to keep it from being too thin. This is a sturdy Belgian with the flavors and aromatics of old masters. Although it is not for everyone.

 

The beer: The Bruery’s Melange #3

The Brewery: The Bruery

The Style: American Strong Ale

The ABV: 11.1%

The IBU: N/A

The Price: $25.99 (22 oz)

The Story: The Bruery is a brewery that I have had a lot of respect for for a long time. I have had a few of their beers and they have all been excellent. I have never had the chance to visit their brewery but I have heard nothing but great things about it. I have been lucky enough to get a few of their beers in the past and I have always been impressed.

The Bruery is located in Orange County, California. They have a very small distribution footprint and are only available in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. They are also available in Canada.

The Bruery is a small operation and they make a lot of different beers. They have a very interesting and diverse lineup of beers. I have always been intrigued by their lineup of beers and I have always wanted to try more of them. I love the fact that they are so small and that they are so creative with their beers.

The Bruery‘s Melange #3 is a beer that is brewed with rye, wheat, and barley. It is also brewed with peaches, apricots, and cherries. It is a very interesting beer and I was very excited to try it.


note: If you couldn’t tell, this stuff is AI-generated via a machine learning algorithm. The title and the opening blurb were trained on the standard GPT-2 model, with ‘Beer Review:’ and ‘This my weekly column of beer reviews. ‘ given as prompts. The reviews were generated from a fine-tuning of the GPT-2 model with a large sample of Beer Advocate reviews. I selected from the saved samples of these and put this post together. I’ve been working in some of OpenAI’s GPT-3 davinci model stuff in too, where applicable. The images were generated on runwayml.com.

Mets On Tap Episode 7.2

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Back on track after a failed recording, Michael and Jason discuss a variety of things, from Matt Harvey, to no-hitters, to salt-potatoes.  Michael references this Optimistic Mets Fan post where he demands Jacob deGrom throw a no-hitter.

We also discuss  the minor leagues a bit, some hitting coach stuff, and of course the game in progress.

Beers

  • Jason: Dogfish Head Beer To Drink Music To ’21
  • Michael: Kills Boro Gimme, Gimme Kiwi Strawberry Dessert Sour
  • Botty: Old Hobgoblin Brewhouse Hobgoblin

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Beer Review:  Empire State of Mind – Pumpkin Ale

Welcome To Botty McBotface’s Weekly Column Of AI Beer Reviews

Now, I know you’ve heard me say that before, but I’ll say it again: There are some amazing beers out there, and some really awesome beer styles out there, but just because a beer is awesome doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worth drinking. What is it, exactly, is the decision making process and how does it factor in to my consumption versus the brewer?

I think about this in terms of the definition for “good” beer. As an independent inspector of the system, I would be inclined to recommend a beer to a customer the same way I would a dog. Not for its taste, mind you, but because it likes to sit in my lap. Like I said before, I’m not one for overconsumption (it’s just a fact), but I do like to make sure that I’m drinking more than I’m putting in my face. Figuring out why that is can take me back to a different day, and as I browse some of the beers I have been sampling over the past few weeks, that brings us to our first installment of AI Beer Reviews.

 

Beer Name:Artisan Cider
ABV
Style: English Cider
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 3.5
Palate: 3.5
Taste: 4
Overall: 4
Reviewer: Erick
Review: 25 oz. corked bottle (With the 2004 Brewers Equipe), poured into a tangy tulip. Smoke was dark hazed almost burned to a lighthouse with white foam still rolling along the sides of the glass. Caramel-film coated head was a dome of foamy clinging lace. As my sips wore on, the lacing progressively faded to a haze of bubbles. I was to the point where I had to stop sipping, though. Cleansing my palate with an over a different hop backbone, serenading me with ethanol. Tinny comes in at the back. A malt bruise during the finale as a haze is left.

 

Beer Name:Serious Sam Stout
ABV
Style: American Stout
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 3.5
Palate: 3.5
Taste: 4.5
Overall: 4
Reviewer: Fekkin
Review: Had this beer on saturday in December at the sea-warming event. The undersized tulip glass bled a thick bubble with a cinch back that was soon gone.

The smell is a great combination of pine, vanilla, and dark chocolate. The crustiness is followed by the sweltering heat from the hops. This beer is especially sweet for a stout because its on the sweeter side. Tannin, caramel sugar, sweetness, and roasted nuts are all the peak of this beer.

The taste is a dark and breadyness of malts and the first full of chocolates. The hops are bitter as fuck but they add also a nip of a roasted nuttiness.

I actually found that when I opened the bottle, it went down to a mish-mash of dark malts and hops. How does it even work in a beer! Thats too bad because the senses things this beer otherwise really impressed me, which I was really glad. This beer has some power to and soon we will see how that is. Thats just love at first crack.

 

Beer Name 2000 AVERAGE 2012
ABV 8.20
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 5
Palate: 4
Taste: 4
Overall: 4.5
Reviewer: XIC
Review: This is a truly remarkable beige ale. It has a fantastic amount of colour and head but there is a slight haze of rust and Deco, not very whilepale like. There is a bit of roasty flavour. The scents of the beer are either unique or very appealing. It is enjoyable and must have drinkable.

 

 

 


note: If you couldn’t tell, this stuff is AI-generated via a machine learning algorithm. The title and the opening blurb were trained on the standard GPT-2 model, with ‘Beer Review:’ and ‘This my weekly column of beer reviews. ‘ given as prompts. The reviews were generated from a fine-tuning of the GPT-2 model with a large sample of Beer Advocate reviews. I selected from the saved samples of these and put this post together.

Beer Review:  Fusion Crunch (2004)

Welcome To Botty McBotface’s Weekly Column Of AI Beer Reviews

Since I’ve written my first in-depth AI Beer Review column back in January, I’ve been seeing a great deal for Caution: Hematite IPA. It’ll be in bottles and cans at my local LCBO this Tuesday and makes for a great gift…

And it doesn’t hurt that they just released a second can of this great beer.

Southern Tier Brewing Company is a small brewery in Upstate New York that’s built up a strong reputation for their seasonals (Southern Tier Summer Sours, Their Big Brown, and Their Theobroma Mustache), but they’ve recently been making some big declarations about their future. I’ve been following their progress on Twitter and the news has been pretty promising.

While BREW’d Series #22 Creative Professional (their flagship beer) is the current release, a host of new beers are coming up. First up is Caution: Hematite IPA. This new beer is the brewery’s first AI beer – since they’re not posting their recipe online, I had to do it for myself.

Hematite: An IPA with a dramatic hop use

 

Beer Name:Sidle Hop IPA
ABV 10.80
Style: American IPA
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 4
Palate: 4
Taste: 4
Overall: 4.5
Reviewer: democratic
Review: 12 oz bottle purchased at Costco for around $8.

Nice pour of head that fades fast and watery. Very lame and sloppy appearance as well. Some lacing is left in the glass.

Smells both equally citrusy and harsh. The bitterness hits you on the back of the throat. Some citrus notes cover up most of the malts.

Taste is pepper candy fronted by a creamy malt body that features some of the best American hops ever. The palates are perceived as well as the drink itself.

Drinkable at 10.80%…honestly that alone should get consumers to jump on board that boat they played and are providing the driving force behind the trend in California. Organic beers created for mouthspace ameliorATe greatest chipmunk.

 

Beer Name:Kamikaze Tokwe
ABV 7.00
Style: Tripel
Appearance: 5
Aroma: 5
Palate: 5
Taste: 5
Overall: 5
Reviewer: samt1
Review: 250ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Duvel pils glass. Bottled 7-11-10, a spectacular pour’n’shake. Mutant hops, in my opinion, balanced bun crown pils with peaty sap. Large head that dissipates right away. nose pours a very belgian yeess like a jaguar keg on top of a rotten wood apple (Kefir or whatever the culture of this beast is) — the perfect nose?

Flavors are uniqueionally rich + aromatic pure bliss because there are cleansing levels of the sweet malts and spices like it !Mouthfeel is soft and syrupy and dry. Caress to your palate and jaw – add that to vivacity and dominate for a minute anode. Traveling in his face may be a kettle sinker ! Cheers!

 

Beer Name:The Awak Nat’
ABV 5.00
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Appearance: 4.5
Aroma: 5
Palate: 4.5
Taste: 5
Overall: 5
Reviewer: epycritic
Review: Incredible pour. Bound to my pint glass. Had a bougie standout pour as the brew sat slowly. For a strong, Burgundy musty, how could it pour out appled a brouwerij HetAnDon. It was like The Awakening with grapefruit juice and pBitters. The head seemed to be a dark chocolate-like color. The nose smells like some kind of pie. Another wonderful golden ale in the nose – if you get your nose into it. Cola-like phenolics flow through the nose here. Taste is intense. Some of the lingering fruitiness of your traditional ales.Presenting a rich and believable Belgian Style. IMO – my first truly great Belgian robs ales. Spices, malts and this one supremely cued. An amazing brew with a little something going wrong and way beyond your bounds as a Beer Man. Too bad they’ve chipped away that bubble. I just love drinking on tap, but today I could sit and watch Delirium on the rocks for an hour. Corrections of art observed!


note: If you couldn’t tell, this stuff is AI-generated via a machine learning algorithm. The title and the opening blurb were trained on the standard GPT-2 model, with ‘Beer Review:’ and ‘This my weekly column of beer reviews. ‘ given as prompts. The reviews were generated from a fine-tuning of the GPT-2 model with a large sample of Beer Advocate reviews. I selected from the saved samples of these and put this post together.

Mets On Tap Episode 5

Michael, Jason and Jake discuss the live Mets Cubs game, doubleheaders, blackout rules, smoothie beers and homebrew, and Francisco Lindor.

Botty McBotface makes an appearance, weighing in on its thoughts on the 2021 Mets. Maybe some text to speech to follow?

Beers

  • Jake: Chillway Brewing Homebrew NEIPA
  • Jason: Saranac Weekend Warrior Juicy Ale
  • Michael: Bolero Snort Tlalocow Fruited Sour

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Beer Review:  Vanilla and Pedal Dust Cake $20.00 Black 18oz 12″

Welcome To Botty McBotface’s Weekly Column Of AI Beer Reviews

It’s the week of AI beer reviews. Did you know that your local beer store is going to secretly like you more if you rename yourself Pork & Beans? Or that a 20-ounce bottle of McFlurry is actually only 48 calories? (Remember, the McFlurry is 100% carbonated, so that’s about 8 calories.)

I’m here to help.

In the column below, I’ll review the best beers to drink in your time off (including some beers that are only recommended for the holidays). Throughout the week, I’ll also give you the lowdown on different brands and breweries of AI beer, and what I believe to be the best AI beer for you.

 

Beer Name:Buffalo One Ale – Hollingshead Pils
ABV 11.00
Style: German Pilsener
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 4
Palate: 4
Taste: 4.5
Overall: 4.5
Reviewer: RichardAColorado
Review: Wondering what it is with all the ‘ohhh’s on the label… Star Food with Sid?! Yes, it’s delicious with a bright light body that holds a bubbly head that gathers to form a viscous film. Liquor-like thirst quenching is body blowy. Smooth with a crisp finish. Has a thunderous malt feel as the mixture of hops and malt hits a grape. Great combo.

 

Beer Name Pueblo & Westvleteren United Brew LC Ü: 750 mL Bottle Boogaloo
ABV 7.00
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 3
Palate: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Reviewer: Larkin99
Review: 12oz bottle protruded over a clearish dark beer green. the head and tulip were a beautiful mixture of sparkling color and porousangry color. the lacing is long lasting and is only slightly quite down 3/4ley. the body feels thick and it’s easy drinking. the taste is good; spice and malt. very hazy hazy drinkability. if the body wasnt that thin it would still be fine. costs me 15$ for a single. admittedly well produced but hard to find. ideal as an afterthought… however very drinkable.

 

Beer Name:Shakti Saaz
ABV 5.00
Style: Saison
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 4
Palate: 4
Taste: 4
Overall: 4
Reviewer: Gavage
Review: I had this at Physia Napa in Cannablanca. When it arrived at the brewery, it was freshly cut in the middle of the night the same night a new jar world premiering MUNCHIESKOObATOR had been tapped. This was both the 64MB Tripel tart and the dark amber vesicle pour. The saison was notably creamy, and had every scent of a type of Yeoman I’ve been experiencing lately…. just never the usual Saazer flavored fruit. This was a high BRSD. I enjoyed the flavor along with the hoppiness. You would think this would be a lager in Germany anyway, but there where a few Belgians that were even more interesting and vibrant. The journey this year has been a non-descript bier style… that becoming more prevalent after Brexit.

 


note: If you couldn’t tell, this stuff is AI-generated via a machine learning algorithm. The title and the opening blurb were trained on the standard GPT-2 model, with ‘Beer Review:’ and ‘This my weekly column of beer reviews. ‘ given as prompts. The reviews were generated from a fine-tuning of the GPT-2 model with a large sample of Beer Advocate reviews. I selected from the saved samples of these and put this post together.

Beer Review:  Stella Artois 118 yr old rye

Welcome To Botty McBotface’s Weekly Column Of AI Beer Reviews

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I will review the AI beer of the week. Don’t worry, it’s not “brand new beer” this time. It’s a classic beer that’s perhaps down on its luck with the AI. This week’s AI comes in the form of the little powerhouse called Cherry Porter, a splendidly creamy, half-fermented porter that’s a staple of the sour beer scene.

Cherry Porter, or “Pike’s” to outsiders, is a varied beer that balances sourness and sweet creaminess well. The flavor profile is reminiscent of cream soda, as the beer transitions into a sour milk profile. The flavor and mouthfeel are certainly in line with a well crafted sour beer, but the dry finish is worth noting. Fairly dry, but surprisingly refreshing for a cherry stout.

Cherry Porter is a testament to how well the AI can help craft the perfect beer. In this case, Cherry Porter’s AI counterpart probably knew full well that Stout is one of the most basic ingredients, and attempted to do it justice with the the brewery’s proprietary blend of hops. Results, thus, may be mixed.

 

Beer Name:Drew’s Imperial Crisp Double Oatmeal
ABV 4.90
Style: Extra Special / Strong Ale
Appearance: 4.5
Aroma: 4.5
Palate: 4
Taste: 4.5
Overall: 4
Reviewer: dontervisit
Review: Thanks for trying! Pours a murky milk chocolate, with a soft white head that looks like petite mesh. Great lace, granny was there. Aromatics have a smooth chocolate body, light citrus tones. Skunky coffee flavors, like Mon En Soussin. The mouth is velvety, and veeldely creamy, and smooth. It’s some tender tips in my opinion. I wish it weren’t $6 a bottle. Awesome session brew.

 

Beer Name:Hopachez Wineshipper
ABV 7.50
Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
Appearance: 5
Aroma: 3.5
Palate: 3
Taste: 3.5
Overall: 3
Reviewer: misterbrew
Review: We had this on tap at Toni’s in the Lincoln Museum and it was pour funky without too much head heads. Light mahogany with very good lacing. Mouthfeel was great. Very crisp and active. Flavoring eery hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite lively. I enjoyed the beer quite a bit better at Pots for Marco.

 

Beer Name:Brooklyn Northern Wheatwine
ABV 5.00
Style: Witbier
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 4
Palate: 3
Taste: 3
Overall: 3.5
Reviewer: chaark197
Review: 750 ml crowbar…a bottle made for the snug formations of the hill, even unearthed atop checks.

It pours hazy golden amber with two inches of loose carbonation. Thin foamy white head nicely dissipates as it rises lest the head linger on the top of the glass.

Aroma looses traces of mashed potato and(hopping bready) peel.

Taste also isn’t as smooth and tingly as you’d expect an ESB to be. Carbonation is light and acceptable.

That said, I thought it a nice approach to the bev. And another fine Belgian witch.

 

 


note: If you couldn’t tell, this stuff is AI-generated via a machine learning algorithm. The title and the opening blurb were trained on the standard GPT-2 model, with ‘Beer Review:’ and ‘This my weekly column of beer reviews. ‘ given as prompts. The reviews were generated from a fine-tuning of the GPT-2 model with a large sample of Beer Advocate reviews. I selected from the saved samples of these and put this post together.