I’m behind the bar, chatting up the brewer and the owner of a local brewery. We have one of their beers on tap. A guy comes up to the bar, says, I’ll take a Smithwicks and another beer. What do you recommend? The owner of the brewery pipes in. Oh, you gotta try the blank beer. You’ll love it. Guy says to me, all right. Then I say, why don’t you try it first. I pour him a sip, give it to him. He tastes it. Uhhhhh. No, no, no. That’s disgusting! Tastes like dirty socks. And coffee. We all laugh. I say, dude…the brewer and the owner of that beer are standing right next you.
From my heart to yours,
Clint Curtis. Bartender.