September 9, 2013
Gleeman and The Geek #110: Backyard Bash
This week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode was recorded at Summit Brewing's "Backyard Bash" event and topics included the status of Joe Mauer's concussion, position switching Hall of Fame credentials, Josmil Pinto's hot start, Byron Buxton and other top prospects going to the Arizona Fall League, a new "official couple of the podcast" contender, Trevor Plouffe's ticking clock, mailbag questions from listeners, and sweating to death.
Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 110
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Here's a picture of what I had in front of me while recording the podcast:
Here's a picture of Summit Brewing behind the scenes:
Here's a picture of one side of the Backyard Bash:
And here's a picture of another side of the Backyard Bash:
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Bar recommendations for offseason podcasting:
Indeed Brewing Co. Taproom
My favorite place to drink in NE. The brews are fantastic (Day Tripper is their fastball, but new choices are offered weekly) and the atmosphere is terrific. Thursday nights are quietest, but it doesn’t get too crowded to podcast all weekend.
Dangerous Man Brewing Co.
Also in NE. Not quite as cool as Indeed, but close. Great atmosphere, plenty of space to set up podcasting gear and a killer chocolate milk stout. Don’t know if they still have the Aye Aye IPA, but that’s amazing as well. (Both Indeed and Dangerous Man permit outside food, too!)
Nothing noteworthy, but my favorite bar in NE. They have a killer selection of craft beers on tap, the best juxebox in MPLS and a Ms. Pac-Man arcade! The interior is probably too crowded for podcasting, but the patio would be perfect.
Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit
Gasthof’s is a trip. You drink in the basement and it feels like a German beer hall. There’s tons of reeeeeally old German couples and some dudes in lederhosen playing accordions on stage. You won’t recognize ANY of the German-sounding beers on tap but they’re served in GIGANTIC mugs (or glass boots). Long wooden tables and benches for drinking really rounds out the atmosphere. To make things weirder, after midnight it turns into a Euro-rave type vibe and all the old couples are replaced with young people. Really strange place. Gets crazy around Oktoberfest. Bonnes would love it.
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
The 331’s sister bar in St. Paul. Great food!
Nye’s Polonaise Room
For a uniquely Midwestern experience.
Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge
For the opposite of a Midwestern experience (but seriously, this place rocks). Bonnes can’t drink beer, but he can drink a crazy cocktail out of a pineapple.
Comment by Scott — September 10, 2013 @ 10:50 am
Aaron got overly-salty at the end there.
Comment by Tom — September 10, 2013 @ 6:21 pm