Before I get to the post – if you get the chance to see the Doc & Darryl documentary (30 for 30) on ESPN – it’s worth it. I watched it last night and, I’m not a Mets fan or anything, so I’m unbiased. But theirs is a great story and this particular telling of the story was exceptional. The most poignant moment to me was hearing Dwight Gooden describe missing the ’86 World Series parade because he was too high. There were just a lot of telling moments like that. I always found those guys incredibly likable, and their story is interesting.
It’s been a little bit since I’ve done a “Saturday Suds”, but I had one last night that fits the bill.
Brewery: 51st Ward Beer Company in Westmont, IL
Description: This ale is made by a small brewery that’s just a couple of miles south of me. It’s a wheat ale that I think is pretty similar to 3 Floyd’s Gumball Head. It has a good wheat taste with light but not overwhelming hops.
Medium: I think you can only find this beer on draught. I got it on draft at a restaurant in Westmont called Tap House Grill. My wife went out with her friend last night, so I logged my kids 10 minutes down the road and tried it. I like this beer – but not as much Gumball Head.
How it’s related to baseball: Of course, it’s called “baseball” head. But this version of this beer is brewed with a little bit of hope. The first time they brewed it, it was just called “Baseball Head”. Now, it’s called “Baseball Head – Next Year is Now”, which is something Cubs fans everywhere hope is true.