May 7th is a big day

Two great sports moments that bring me great joy happened on May 7th.

First, in 2016, Bartolo Colon hit his only MLB home run. That was a fun Mets team and Colon was a crowd favorite. The call of the homer is terrific.

And then, in 2019, Liverpool overcame a 0-3 deficit to beat Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal. I remember watching this one on a hacked stream at the office. It was impossible to contain the joy. This video is a compilation of the LFC radio crew calling the goals. I should have it cued to the “Corner taken quickly! Origi!” highlight with still gives me goosebumps.

Beer catchup

Reality Approaches from The Veil is a new IPA from them, brewed to celebrate their 6th anniversary.

The unusual grain profile (naked oats and raw wheat) creates a very different Veil IPA than I’m used to. I liked it.

Other Half Poetry Snaps is a tasty rice lager. Using rice as the grain really lightens the whole thing and it’s a perfect late spring/early summer beer.

Like they say in the description, it’s 100% super crushable.

Other Half Sixth Man Lager is in the more traditional lager style. You can see that it’s darker than the rice lager and it definitely has more weight.

I wouldn’t go all the way to crushable, but it is very, very drinkable.