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