Saturday, April 21, 2018

Payback is a Walk down the Plank

Matt of Bob Walk the Plank fame and I trade baseball cards and we trade beer. This is "Perfect World" stuff, folks. I believe all wars and arguments and fights and hatred would stop if more people did this.

Matt sends, always, a very thoughtful assortment of beers both within my wheelhouse (IPAs) and outside of it (just about everything else). When he wrote to say this one featured some of his favorite Stouts I got excited. I used to really love stouts but then broke away to the more bitter (it's a reflection of character and personality, the bitterness) beers.

This beer box package was preceded by a few days two stunningly outrageous Darryl Strawberry cards. But, first the beer.


On the left: The well-traveled box!

And on the right:
Fat Heads Holly Jolly Ale (consumed)
Moo Joos Oatmeal Milk Stout (consumed)
Silent Night Imperial Stout
Founders CBS
Weyerbacher Brewing Sunday Morning Stout


The above features on the left:
Founders Doom Imperial IPA
Wicked Weed Freak of Nature
Fat Heads Hop JuJu
Baby Maker Dbl IPA (With a name like baby maker...)

And on the right:
Big Timber Porter
Oskar Blues Brewery Ten Fidy Imperial Stout (I've had the Pinner Throwback IPA and enjoy that muchly) (in the process of consuming as I blog)
Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Biscotti Break

The beer will be consumed and enjoyed. The baseball cards will be cherished for a longer period of time than any bottle of beer should justifiably last.

First up is the 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings - Heritage Collection Signature SN 03 of 50. If you're like me you're uncontrollably drooling at the sensational glory of this baseball card.



The card says Strawberry "burst" onto the MLB scene but let me tell you I broke out a massive smile when I saw this card.  Divine.

And if you thought the above was remotely nice, check out this sweet piece of paper: 2005 Donruss Greats - Signature Platinum HoloFoil. Cards this beautiful normally feature Bob Walk. It was nice of the real Mr Walk to share his stunning winsomeness with this particular card.


Whoa! Whoa! This card is on the scale of so saucy I, like, can't stand up (if you know what I mean).

I say "Thank you" sincerely but, Matt, it doesn't quite express my gratitude. I've been sidelined recently with other work, travel, and illness.... but I hope after a short visit this week to Chicago to give a talk, your return beer package should be on the way next weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. I know I keep threatening to send you beer. Y'all need to instruct me on how you do it without breaking state and federal law.

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  2. That Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout is in my top 10 beers all time. Enjoy that sucker before it gets too warm out!

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    1. I'm running out of time! We generally have a miserably inconsistent May so I have faith we're not done with 40 degree days....

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  3. This is some Next Level trading here.

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  4. Not a beer guy... but I do like Strawberries :)

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    1. Well, I'm glad there were some Strawberry's to show off here (and in Mets uniform, too).

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  5. Whoa! Nice Straw autos!
    Matt sent me a can of the Big Timber and Fat Heads Jolly Ale also. The Big Timber was good, but it took me about 2 hours to consume... very flavorful! Enjoy!

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    1. Matt's alright, isn't he? One of those stouts seriously took me about four hours to drink.

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  6. CBS, Juju and BA Ten Fidy are my three favorites of that bunch. Don't drink all three during the same session....

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    1. The Ten Fidy rather blew me away. A lot going on in that one. I can't do more than one a day. I'm what's known as a "cheap date".

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  7. wicked weed freak of nature? a beer named after you? gonna be hard to top that. you guys are great entertainment.

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    1. Hey! Probably is named after me. And I hate weeds. We're coming on on dandelion season and my wife hides in the house when I go out to rip those mother effers up out of the ground. Oh, probably the wrong kind of weed?

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