Welcome to the thirteenth day of Jefe’s 25 Beers ’til Christmas today I tried another hometown beer. It was from a brewery I have tried before, but I am not very familiar with them. I will be rating their Winter Ale on a 1 to 5 scale. I have been a big fan of Cincinnati beers so far, so how did this one rate?
On today’s episode the Nati Boys podcast, we recap the Bengals victory over the shitty Browns, plus a few more NFL topics, including major injuries and the Patriots decade of dominance possibly being over. We also talk about the NCAA football weekend, and Mac puts Butch Jones officially on the hot seat. The NBA is almost back, and Lavar Ball is a man of the people. We promise we don’t make any “Juice is loose” puns when talking about OJ Simpson being released, and we end the show with MLB, closing out the Reds season, and making some playoff predictions. Enjoy the show!
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The Nati Boys start the show off with some NBA talk, including KD being caught red-handed on Twitter, Kyrie not giving a shit what LeBron thinks, and the Lakers being piss poor, but rich. Hockey is also back with pre-season games dropping the puck Tuesday night; we preview the CBJ season, and look forward to some sweet hockey fights. We end the show talking football, with previews of the Buckeyes and Bearcats weekends, and then our NFL picks. Our fantasy draft this week is of our favorite backups, inspired by AJ McCarron having the back of our starter, Andy Dalton.
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If you’re anything like me, you’re either anticipating a bald spot, or already covering one up with a sweet New Era cap featuring your favorite team. Since 2011, MLB has been coming out with special Stars and Stripes editions of hats for all teams to wear on the 4th of July. Here are my personal rankings of the hats. Shout me out on twitter with your favorite one: @MillironDB.
First to worst:
2011: pictured above is the best hat that they’ve come out with so far. It incorporates the flag, and has a great mix of all of the colors into the “C” logo. It helps that the Reds main color is featured prominently on the hats, because I always think the Stars and Stripes hats for teams with no red or blue in their team colors looks weird (the Orioles, for example). I really think they peaked early with this one; it was the first edition of the Stars and Stripes hats, and they knocked it out of the park, only to go downhill from there.
I still wear this hat; I wore it to the Reds/Brewers game this past Wednesday night. Love it.
American Craft Beer Week is May 15th through May 21st, so I’m doing what any self-respecting blogger would do:
using it as an excuse to get drunk during the middle of the week taking my readers on a flavorful journey of awesome craft beers from all across the country. Each night I’ll select a different craft beer to review. For the sake of journalistic integrity, I will be consuming each beer immediately prior to reviewing it. In fact, I may have 2 or 3 just to make sure that I get it right.
I would like to preface this by saying that I am by no means a beer expert. If you’re looking to hear about how the beer has hints of grapefruit, or what the “mouthfeel” is, you’ve come to the wrong place. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to try to bring that type of insight, I’m just letting you know now that I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about. Let’s put it this way: if there were a beer Wonderlic test, I’d probably come in with a solid, but unspectacular, 23 (take that Tim Tebow!). I can tell you what I like and I can tell you what I don’t like. After that, you’re own your own to form your own opinions. Now without further ado, let’s review some beers.
Good morning and welcome to another edition of “Wake Up with Whitty”, where I cover a host of topics from the week that’s passed. Today is 5-1-3 day, so all of my fellow Cincinnatians leave a comment and let me know how you plan to celebrate (I for one am going to get things started with some Skyline, move on to some Graeter’s and then cap it off with a Rhinegeist or MadTree…or both). Wherever you’re from, thank you for choosing to start your day with me. Nobody wants to process their own thoughts this early in the morning, so you’ve made the
questionable wise decision to allow me to do the thinking for you. I’m more than happy to fill your head with some random nonsense to kick off your weekend, so let’s get to it.