Posts Tagged ‘mcgt3’

Midnight Hockey!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Midnight Hockey

Pre-game warmups

Last night and this morning was the 11th annual midnight game for the Las Vegas Wranglers.  Usually by this point in the season I’ve already gone to at least a handful of games and have done probably 10-12 once the season is done.  But last night was the first game I made it out to this season and Jeremy tagged along.  The team hasn’t been doing very well this year and they didn’t fair much better last night.  I’m not sure if the losing record or start time was to blame, but the game definitely didn’t seem to draw the same numbers as years past.  I do always love seeing the large amount of babies and children at the late games and the random hookers that are way overdressed (and/or underdressed).  Totally out of place but good for a laugh.

In any event, the Wranglers still had a chance to steal to victory in a game they were outshot 55-29 when they scored a go-ahead goal with 1:15 left in regulation.  But it wasn’t meant to be.  They allowed the tying goal with only 6 seconds left and then went on to lose 5-4 only 38 seconds into overtime.  No victory. No free tacos. No pants. No sleep.

I will say its always interesting to see how the Orleans changes their vendors from year to year.  The last couple years have been going downhill and it was just generic concessions, but I was pleasantly surprised by some of the new options they had.  Nothing great mind you, but not bad for seeing a minor league hockey team. Also a big plus was Nevada Beverage replacing the Kona and Redhook handles that always seemed to be diacetyl bombs with some Goose Island ones.

Monta Chaya

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

I am doomed.

It had been at least a year since I went to Monta Ramen off Spring Mountain, and recently a second spot opened down the street from Khoury’s.  Jesse and Bartlett have made it a habit of going following our usual Wednesday beer night but had been unsuccessful in getting me to tag along until last night.

I am an idiot for not going sooner.

I started off with an order of their spicy tuna and crispy rice.  This is a perfect snack that I could easily kill 5 orders of, and will have a hard time not doing just that in the future.  The spicy tonkotsu was hands down the best ramen I’ve had though.  My stomach was the real winner of the night.  I honestly don’t know which melted in my mouth faster, the butter or the chashu.  Their pork is simply incredibly.

First world problem time – I’m going to have to go to Monta every week now.  It is simply too good and close enough that I have no excuse not to go.

Midwest Shelf Whales & Asshole Traders

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

For a long time in the various beer trading forums, California traders were the whipping boys for what was wrong with trading (incorrectly in my opinion).   As craft beer and trading grows in popularity there are definitely some regional quirks when trying to setup trades and the relative trade value of beers are all over the place.  But with every Founders release and the latest Goose Island Bourbon County fiasco, its clear that Chicago and other midwest traders have taken the crown of biggest assholes.

Binny's Beverage Depot

Get it at Binny's!

Long gone are the days of beer advocacy and sharing in the public forums.  Now its all about hoarding, auctioning, and trying to get one over on a fellow trader.  Each limited release is more of an eye roller than the last. Heaven forbid you are trying to track down a beer that’s readily available at a Binny’s and has a 10,000+ release.  It’s not going to happen unless you are willing to give up your first born for a midwest shelf whale.  The constant steam of diarrhea, I mean posts popping up for the Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout, makes me want to avoid the community all together.

At least part of me takes solace in the fact that none of these completely ridiculous ISO:FT posts are likely being completed.  I’m also happy that MCGT3 has a good network of buddies and trade partners spread around so we don’t have to deal with all the bullshit.

Winter hit early this year

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Sometimes its 28 degrees outside and you think it’s a good idea to sit outside with some mead and a cigar. Yes or yes?

Had a little impromptu gathering last night at MCGT3 and I couldn’t feel my feet afterwards.

Even the Jack in the Box Munchie Meal couldn’t warm me up.