John Buck is the first submission request, coming from one of my brothers. While Buck wore #14 for most of his seasons with the Royals, my brother bought his #2 jersey the season directly before he switched. I went with the picture above in homage of that, and so I would not have to look at John Buck’s face. Buck was one of the players acquired by the Royals while unloading star OF Carlos Beltran. I mostly remember Buck platooning at catcher with Miguel Olivo while in KC. Olivo is known for being a pretty bad offensive player who has caught two no-hitters. Buck is known for hunting.
Warsteiner Dunkel
Great Divide Denver Pale Ale
Odell 5 Barrel Pale Ale

John Buck is the first submission request, coming from one of my brothers. While Buck wore #14 for most of his seasons with the Royals, my brother bought his #2 jersey the season directly before he switched. I went with the picture above in homage of that, and so I would not have to look at John Buck’s face. Buck was one of the players acquired by the Royals while unloading star OF Carlos Beltran. I mostly remember Buck platooning at catcher with Miguel Olivo while in KC. Olivo is known for being a pretty bad offensive player who has caught two no-hitters. Buck is known for hunting.

Salvador Perez wears #13 for your current Kansas City Royals. At 22, he is one of the more promising young Royals, providing a solid bat from behind the plate in limited action the past two years. Hopefully the Venezuelan can stay healthy and put up a good performance throughout the whole season. Especially since he is locked up with the club until 2019.
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring
Deschutes Red Chair
Guinness Draught

Salvador Perez wears #13 for your current Kansas City Royals. At 22, he is one of the more promising young Royals, providing a solid bat from behind the plate in limited action the past two years. Hopefully the Venezuelan can stay healthy and put up a good performance throughout the whole season. Especially since he is locked up with the club until 2019.

  • Samuel Adams Alpine Spring
  • Deschutes Red Chair
  • Guinness Draught
Hal McRae wore #11 as a designated hitter for the 1985 Royals. He would go on to manage the Royals in the early ’90s, where he would go on this awesome tirade. His son Brian McRae also started his MLB career as a Royal during those years. They were the first father and son to play in the same major league game during spring training of 1987.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
Odell Easy Street Wheat

Hal McRae wore #11 as a designated hitter for the 1985 Royals. He would go on to manage the Royals in the early ’90s, where he would go on this awesome tirade. His son Brian McRae also started his MLB career as a Royal during those years. They were the first father and son to play in the same major league game during spring training of 1987.

Dan Iorg wore #19 for the Cardinals in the 1984 season. He then wore #9 for the Royals in the 1985 World Series while hitting the single that scored two runners in the bottom of the ninth to advance the Royals to game 7. In honor of Dane’s contribution to the 1985 championship, I enjoyed these three beers on my ninth visit to the Saucer:
2nd Shift Brew Cocky
New Belgium Rampant
Goose Island Matilda

Dan Iorg wore #19 for the Cardinals in the 1984 season. He then wore #9 for the Royals in the 1985 World Series while hitting the single that scored two runners in the bottom of the ninth to advance the Royals to game 7. In honor of Dane’s contribution to the 1985 championship, I enjoyed these three beers on my ninth visit to the Saucer:

  • 2nd Shift Brew Cocky
  • New Belgium Rampant
  • Goose Island Matilda
If the Royals turn into anything worth while this season, Mike Moustakas will need to turn in a hell of a season. I enjoyed a hell of an outing last season in honor of Mike featuring awesome beers from Firestone Walker & Boulevard and a taco bar full of moose meat. Even ended up on the jumbo screen. Really steamed that I missed out on the commemorative nacho platter.
Deschutes Black Butte Porter
2nd Shift Art of Neurosis
Green Flash Serrano Chile Double Stout

If the Royals turn into anything worth while this season, Mike Moustakas will need to turn in a hell of a season. I enjoyed a hell of an outing last season in honor of Mike featuring awesome beers from Firestone Walker & Boulevard and a taco bar full of moose meat. Even ended up on the jumbo screen. Really steamed that I missed out on the commemorative nacho platter.

  • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
  • 2nd Shift Art of Neurosis
  • Green Flash Serrano Chile Double Stout
On a night when I consumed a beer called Big Hoss and received about 40oz worth of a hefe, a player like John Mayberry seems like a logical choice. I also have no desire to honor Bob Hamelin. I did not even realize Mayberry wore #7 until I started writing this, so it’s pretty perfect. Mayberry predated the 1985 team, but was the Royals premiere slugger in the early to mid 70s. John was dismissed after a poor playoff performance in 1977 blamed on a late night on the town, so drinking 200 beers in two months seems like it might have been up his alley. On to the beers:
Lagunitas IPA
Great Divide Big Hoss
Spaten Franziskaner Hefeweizen

On a night when I consumed a beer called Big Hoss and received about 40oz worth of a hefe, a player like John Mayberry seems like a logical choice. I also have no desire to honor Bob Hamelin. I did not even realize Mayberry wore #7 until I started writing this, so it’s pretty perfect. Mayberry predated the 1985 team, but was the Royals premiere slugger in the early to mid 70s. John was dismissed after a poor playoff performance in 1977 blamed on a late night on the town, so drinking 200 beers in two months seems like it might have been up his alley. On to the beers:

Five visits into this quest, there really is no other Royal to honor other than George Brett. From Cooperstown to pine tar to most perfect double-tapered shits. George Brett is the Royals, and there is not much to say beyond that.
Having spent enough time away from my family so early in this process, I brought them along for the first Sunday visit. Beers from top down:
4 Hands Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown
Urban Chestnut Zwickel
The Civil Life English Pale Ale

Five visits into this quest, there really is no other Royal to honor other than George Brett. From Cooperstown to pine tar to most perfect double-tapered shits. George Brett is the Royals, and there is not much to say beyond that.

Having spent enough time away from my family so early in this process, I brought them along for the first Sunday visit. Beers from top down: