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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Flag on the Play: Unnecessary Shortage of Beer

I make it to a pub about twice a month. Odd for a beer blogger, I know, but there it is. So generally I try to make the trip count. Last night, I made it down to the Widmer Gasthaus to try the new Collaborator beer--CXI, made with loaves of pumpernickel. I live a lot closer to It's a Beautiful Pizza, where this beer is purportedly also pouring, but I wasn't taking any chances. Go to the source: go to the brewery.

The very nice waitress took my order and I settled in with the Blazers game playing overhead. A few minutes later, she returned. CXI was not available, nor would it be all evening. (?) Chagrined and mystified, I ordered an alt. Nice beer, but I've had it dozens of times. So what gives? Why is a beer, barely out a week, not available at the brewery that produced it? And I was even considering a growler!

Already cultivating an old man's propensity toward crankiness, this kind of thing is no benefit.


The universal symbol of a dead tap.


Update. Widmer just tweeted that Collaborator is back on tap. (Fat lot of good it does me.)

4 comments:

Jared said...

And my comment about breweries underproducing limited releases was dismissed...... Well glad someone else is starting to feel a little bothered by it.

iggir said...

did you go to the pizza place?

Bill said...

What I want to know is, how can we get you out to a pub more often?

Jeff Alworth said...

Bill, I've noticed that the free beer enticement works pretty well.

(Actually, that's a lie. I'm just lame.)

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