What’ll You Have? Part 6: Tallgrass Brewing Co.’s 8-Bit Pale Ale, Please

Photo: (Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in the What’ll You Have? beer-review series.  The fifth one went up back in August.) My first taste of the great beer made by Tallgrass Brewing Company is a little hazy but nostalgic in my mind.  It was at least two years ago or more, and […]

Everybody gets Robinade

– – – – – – –  ————————-              *Robin Yount would probably be in Arizona, not West Bend. Also, that may or may not be West Bend, WI, and — I may or may not be afraid of West Bend.  

The Brewers Do Not Need Kyle Lohse

  Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP In his column today, ESPN writer/former GM Jim Bowden expressed concern about the inactivity of the Brewers’ offseason, arguing that the team is close to contending in the NL Central this year and really needs to do more than acquire a pair of middle relievers. To fix this, Bowden suggested […]

Thoughts on a Potential LaTroy Hawkins Signing

Between the normal drudgery of following baseball in November and the annoying lack of non-Josh Hamilton rumors, the last few weeks have been a pretty dull time to be a Brewers fan. However, according to the folks at The Brewer Nation, that might change soon. The always-insightful Brewers blog reported today that the Brewers have […]

Moving On (Sort Of)

I don’t think there’s a ton to say here, so I’ll try and keep this brief: When I first started contributing to The Brewers Bar in 2011, I was absolutely thrilled to have a place where I could not only write about the Brewers but have an audience. When Jaymes moved on in February, I […]

2012 Brewers Blogosphere Awards Ballot

The results of the 3rd annual Brewers Blogosphere Awards were released on Disciples of Uecker today.  Nick Michalski, Kevan Feyzi, and yours truly all cast ballots on behalf of The Brewers Bar, which we’ll publish, along with explanations, today. Here’s mine: MVP 1. Ryan Braun2. Aramis Ramirez3. Norichika Aoki Braun and Ramirez, in my opinion, were […]

Looking At Brewers Arby Projections: Part 2

Yesterday, we previewed five of the arbitration cases the Brewers will face this offseason. Today, we’ll look at the remaining four: Carlos Gomez, Nyjer Morgan, Travis Ishikawa, and Kameron Loe. Kameron Loe: third year, $2.18 million (2012), $2.6 million (2013 projected) Loe is another reliever whose fate will depend on Doug Melvin’s master plan to […]

Looking At Brewers Arby Projections: Part 1

Photo: Gene J. Puskar / AP   Today, MLB Trade Rumors released their “Offseason Outlook” for the Brewers, looking at almost every major-league move the club might make this winter. The series itself is fantastic – though I would disagree with the writer’s suggestion that the Brewers should look into adding a shortstop – but the […]

Dillard and Chulk Free Agents, K-Rod Arrested

Brewers news has been somewhat sparse since the season ended, but the club recently severed ties with a couple members of last year’s squad, and we’ve just now learned of an incident that may affect the future of another: – Per MLB Trade Rumors, right-handers Tim Dillard and Vinnie Chulk both elected to become minor-league […]

Random Musings on the Arizona Fall League

If you enjoy following the Brewers minor-league system (or if your ideal baseball game is an 11-10 slugfest), the Arizona Fall League might be of some interest to you. The league was designed to be a sort of “finishing school” for top prospects, and is a popular destination for both professional and amateur talent evaluators. […]

A Brewer Fan’s Guide to the Wild-Card Round

Photo: Joy B. Absalon/U.S. Presswire  Right now, it’s not a terribly exciting time to be a Brewers fan. As fun as the club’s torrid September was for everyone involved, it wasn’t enough to sneak into the playoffs, forcing us all to face the painful truth that we’ve seen our last Brewers game until next April. The […]

Trying to Remember Shaun Marcum Objectively

As strange as it seems, Shaun Marcum has most likely thrown his last pitch with the Brewers. The right-hander made his last scheduled start of the season Monday night, allowing a pair of runs in six innings and striking out two. A couple weeks after the end of the World Series, he will become a […]

Thoughts on the 2013 Starting Rotation

As the season winds down, the Brewers’ offseason plans and the outlook for the 2013 club are starting to get more and more attention. There isn’t expected to be as much turnover as last year, but there are some parts of the roster that will probably look significantly different next season. Among them is a […]

Brewers Will Need Help of Astros to Catch St. Louis

Three games in, the Brewers’ series against the Nationals has gone reasonably well. The Crew pulled out an incredible comeback victory on Friday, looked very sluggish in a 4-10 loss the following afternoon, then won 6-3 on Sunday, giving them a chance to take three out of four with a win tomorrow. With Marco Estrada […]