Once Upon a Beer …

Not all that long ago I used to be a bartender. But I wasn’t one of those fancy ones who shook cocktails and preferred to be called a “mixologist”, nah I was a pub bartender. Beer was my thing and I got really excited when people wanted to talk about beer. Like any good bartender I’ve got a few stories; some are printable and some are not (sorry mum) and from time to time I’ll be sharing the fun, beer related, printable stories. Here’s the first …
Five Bar 2011
Five Bar

Once upon a beer I was working at Five Bar in Mt Lawley, it was a Saturday afternoon and a group came in for lunch. There were five guys and three girls, all in their mid twenties if I had to make a guess. They were poring over the drinks list, pardon the pun, and I was delighted to find the guys engrossed in the beer list, a beer list I wrote no less. They all asked questions and each of them picked a different beer. Two of the girls ordered from the wine list, I think it was a sauvignon blanc but the third girl surprised me.

Despite knowing better I admit that I still fully expected her to order a white wine so when she flicked through the beer list I was a little surprised.

When she asked me about the Schlenkerla Rauchbier I almost fell over.

“It’s fantastic,” I replied before asking, “you know that smell of lots of different meat when you walk into The Re-Store*?”

“Yeah,” she said.

“Well it tastes like that” I said and smiled. She ordered it and love it.

So what’s the morale of the story?

Beer drinkers are fantastically unpredictable!

Puy Lentils and Schlenkerla Marzen at Five Bar January 2011
Puy Lentils and Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen at Five Bar
January 2011

*The Re-Store is amazing. Cheese, meat, booze, bread and the best lunch rolls you’ve ever had! Check out their Facebook page here.

2 thoughts

  1. This beer was a fantastic surprise for me a few months ago. A beer buddy picked it up not knowing what it was. I bought another bottle but it tasted different. Are there two different varieties ie. Marzen and ……

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