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July 23, 2008

What's it called?

draft beersI ordered a beer at Boomer's on the Hill a couple weeks ago and the bartender held the glass upside down over this hole below the taps.

She flipped a switch or pressed a button and a plume of ice cold water shot up inside of the glass, chilling it in seconds.

What's this thing called? How many bars around town have it? I've never seen it before.

(AP photo) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:22 AM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


that my good sir, is pure magic. and i want it.

I don't know if there's a special name for the rinser, but it's one of the steps that supposedly "must" be done for a properly poured Belgian beer, along with using a properly branded glass, scraping off the top of the head, etc.

I call it the best damn invention since penecillin.

I was trying to hang a picture in the bathroom once and fell and hit my head. When I woke up, I drew a picture of something similar.

Never heard of it, nor seen one...but I suggest ity be called "Beerdet" or if you prefer a more European flavour, "Beirdet" (pronounced, "Beer Day")

Don't know if it's the same company who makes theirs, but it's called Frost Worx:

checked it out tonight, very nice!!! what a wonderful bar, clean put together well, hopefully it does well.

Where is this joint?

it's right in your backyard buddy, If you ever decide to stop hanging out at No Idea all the time and expand your horizons you might have stumbled upon it. It is at the end of Belt Street which is one block before Jackson off of Fort Avenue.

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