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October 2, 2007

'We're all out'

How many times do you go out around here and see up-side down plastic cups on top beer taps? That's the universal sign the keg is kicked.

I was at Liam's Pint-Size Pub Saturday night, and of the roughly half dozen beers on tap, all but one were empty. Usually when I'm on a bar tour, I see more than one place with more than one empty keg.

It doesn't just go for beer, either. Jacques Kelly, a co-worker and scotch drinker, said bars regularly run out of The Glenlivet, a fairly common brand.

Is it just a Baltimore thing? I rarely see kicked kegs when I go out in Philly, Washington or New York. Either way, it drives me nuts. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:57 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


OUT OF THE GLENLIVET!!!!! this is an OUTRAGE!!!!

Jacques Kelly, a co-worker and scotch drinker, said bars regularly run out of The Glenlivet, a fairly common brand.
He also said that his Aunt Millie never ran out of Glenlivet when she had her house in Woodlawn. Because in Woodlawn, in those days everybody drank scotch! Oh those times! The street car for a penny and My Aunt Mille would invite all the neighborhood men over for a glass or Glenlivet while we listened to the news of the day on the radio, and I developed a fondness for Broadway show tunes at aunt Mille's singalongs! I remember my aunt sending me to my room, which in those days was decorated with the gorgeously defined athletes from the Wheaties' boxes, when the men would come calling.
I also rememeber the smell of pancakes the next morning and some of the neighborhood men on the couch sleeping off their glasses of the golden spirit. It sure isn't like that in Baltimore, why one time my Aunt Mille was entertaining a few laborers.......

when i was at power plant live sunday night, they were out of stella, too. i just figured i wasn't supposed to drink stella this weekend.

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