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January 19, 2008

Drinking by numbers

I like how European brewer Baltika brands their beers.

Each one has a number.

How simple and easy is that? 

I had my first Baltika at (you guessed it) Red Square Restaurant in Mount Vernon about a year ago.

It goes as high as Baltika 10, I believe.

I recommend starting easy with a Baltika 3, and then working your way up to a Baltika 6.

I don't know whether any other Baltimore bars stock Baltika.

But it's so convenient to order: You only have to stick up three, four or five fingers, depending on which kind you want.

Thank you, Baltika, for making beer so easy.

(Photos courtesy of Baltika) 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:16 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Random stuff


In Soviet Russia, beer drinks YOU!

Did somebody say Khruschev?

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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